Academy Award nominated actor Don Cheadle is well-known for not only his great acting skills, but for his many other projects behind the scenes, including producer, author, and philanthropist. Cheadle is also a father, and in an interview with Parade, Cheadle dishes on his relationship with partner Bridgid Coulter and spending time with the couples’ two daughters, Ayana Tai, (1995) and Imani (1997.)
Of his 15+ year partnership with Coulter, the actor says, “I am somebody who really does want to make sure my relationship stays together and that I am there for the important parts of my kids’ life.” He then adds of his children, “There’s going to be a time where they’ll be like, ‘Please go away for three months and do a movie.’ But while they’re still like, ‘Daddy, I want you here,’ then I want to deliver for them. So it’s a juggling act. It’s really tricky. But it’s worth everything it takes.”
The Hotel Rwanda actor currently has two films wrapped, including Iron Man 2 which hits theaters May 7, 2010.
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