Our friends over at The Bump recently caught up with former 90210 star Ian Ziering and his wife Erin. The couple talked excitedly about their adorable two-year-old, Mia, and the second child they’re expecting in May. Ian even revealed how beneficial Erin’s pole dancing fitness class has been to her (and him!).
On how he’s changed since becoming a dad:
“My why has changed. Initially, my why was simply that I was young, single and having fun! Now, my why is Erin and Mia. And they’re why for everything. Ask me any question [about what I do] and it’s because of them, that’s why.”
“It’s a game changer, being a dad. It really lights a fire under a man’s tush. I want to make sure that my family has everything, if not more than, what I had growing up. So, life is a little less fun but a lot more joyous.”
On his wife Erin’s pole dancing routine to stay fit during her pregnancy:
“I had some apprehension for Erin to be involved with that because, um, somewhere in my past I’ve seen pole dancing. And I was concerned that a pregnant woman shouldn’t be doing those kinds of things, but Erin is not spinning upside down. Erin’s approach to it is really from the workout perspective. But there’s is a side benefit. It helps her get in touch with her sensuality, with her femininity, and with her sexuality, and this is great! It helps her stay positive, when she starts to feel [bad about her body]. Being like, ‘Yeah I might be pregnant, but I’m making it look good!’ And she comes home, and it’s kind of like an attitude adjustment, and I like that. And on top of that, she just gets a little sexier! I think it’s great, and I’m really benefitting!”
“This is something I think every relationship could use. I went to the class, and I watched and was really blown away — I had never seen Erin move like that!”
On 90210 pals giving him parenting advice:
“Jason [Priestley], Luke [Perry] and Jennie [Garth] all have [given me advice]. I’ve sought them out in times when I needed some advice, when I couldn’t reach my brothers or other family. We’re still very good friends. They’re like family to me after working closely for so long. These are relationships I’ve had for more than 20 years.”
On the experience of getting his daughter Mia into preschool:
“There are only a handful of quality ones, and there are only so many chairs available for each class. They charge an exorbitant amount of money! And what I didn’t expect was to be interviewed when I was going to interview them. So I kind of feel like I’m trying to get my daughter into college. She’s going into preschool!”
Read the rest of the interview here.