Grey’s Anatomy doc Eric Dane has diagnosed himself as an “impulsive” shopper when it comes to daughter Billie Beatrice, 6 months, his adorable baby with actress and wife Rebecca Gayheart. He recently talked shop on Lopez Tonight, explaining,
You get a kid, you start impulsively buying things. I found this coat rack and I thought, ‘It’s very colorful, maybe [Billie] could hang a hat on it or swing from it or something.” But Dane’s wife told him, ‘Your career as a decorator is done.
The hunk also lives up to his television persona by waging a war against germs on the home front. He admits, “The second you come into my house I show you the sink, the hand sanitizer, then I follow you around with baby wipes. Because you don’t want the kids to get sick, right?”
Dane revealed the meaning behind his daughter’s name as well. Gayheart thought she was having a boy, so they chose the moniker Billy after Dane’s father. When they were instead greeted with a girl, they switched the spelling to Billie, and added Beatrice to honor her grandmother.