Scott Baio, his lovely wife Renee, her 19-year-old daughter Kalyn and the couple’s 20-month-old daughter Bailey were featured in the special anniversary issue of Baby Couture magazine. The Baio family – who have opened up exclusively to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their efforts to raise funds and awareness for the metabolic disorder known as G-A 1 and other OA’s – modeled some stylish duds and opened up about some of the greatest lessons they’ve learned.
On what daddy duties Scott especially enjoys: “I do many things, I enjoy changing the diaper. I enjoy feeding her. I try to do everything, but I don’t do them as well as my wife. I can change a diaper pretty well. I don’t really care about that, or the crappy diapers either. I thought I’d be gagging and puking all over the place, but it doesn’t faze me at all. I love playing with her. My thing with her is we’ll sit down and read. Plus, she’s a giant Tom Jones fan. We hang around my office, and I have a picture of Tom Jones on my computer from the album cover. She’ll start to scream and I’m like, oh my God, she had her first crush on Tom Jones.”
On the greatest lesson Renee learned from Bailey’s false diagnosis with a metabolic disorder: “We’re dealing with a lot of companies and a lot of people wanting to volunteer their time for our fundraiser, and that question keeps popping up a lot. My grandmother, she had 12 children. She taught me two things that I always carry with me: The greatest love of all is the love of a child, it’s the best gift we adults can be given. And she also taught me that throughout your life, no matter what kind of trials and tribulations you may have to surpass or overcome, as long as you learn a lesson from it, then it’s a positive—and we definitely learned a lesson. We had never even heard of metabolic disorder had it not affected us. Having gone through that experience, I feel that we are better people, and the foundation is our way of giving back.”
On Renee changing Scott into the marrying type: “I don’t know if I changed him. I think it’s all about timing. He thought it was probably time to become a father and a husband. I think we got married for a reason, and that was because we were madly in love with each other. If it had been 5 years earlier, we probably wouldn’t have gotten married because it wasn’t the time for that.”
On what Scott loves most about Renee: “I don’t know, there’s a lot of things, I guess. She didn’t try to change me, a lot of women try to change men. She’s a good and honest human being, very straightforward. There’s that chemical thing between a man and woman that sort of comes into play. That’s such a hard question to answer because there’s so many things about her. She’s just funny and all. Just the fact that I love her and she’s a good person—those are probably the big reasons.”
To read the full interview, pick up the latest issue of Baby Couture magazine out in newsstands now.View Slideshow »»