Los Angeles: Actor Jeremy Renner's life has changed after marriage and fatherhood. He says they are the "best things" he's experienced.
The 43-year-old actor, who has a baby daughter Ava Berlin, recently got married to Ava's mother and his longtime girlfriend, Sonni Pacheco.
"It's the best thing ever," Renner said of his family during an appearance on a TV show, reports eonline.com.
Talking of his little one, who is 18 months old, Renner quipped: "She's kind of ruined my life. We were talking about how much I love my job and all these wonderful things —-that means nothing any more."
"Now I know what real love is, what real existence is. Best thing that I've experienced in my life," he added.
He is especially happy that he has experienced fatherhood "later on in life".
"By then I achieved a lot of things that I wanted to achieve; I'm so blessed for that. Now I can really spend time with family. The only thing I think about when I'm not with my baby is, 'How do I get to my baby?' I need to get to her, and I'm very miserable when I don't see her.
"I really love being a father. The only that has changed is my perspective on things. I still work, probably even more. It used to be all for myself, so I'm not old and broke. All these things I still do, but I do it now for the future of my baby, and if it gets in the way of her well-being, then I stop," saiid the "Hurt Locker" star.
He is also going to be a protective dad.
"I can't wait for her to get older, but I really enjoy her now. She's the greatest. She's into her sticker phase...As a father, I'm going to make it very difficult for her to find a man," he said.