AceShowbiz - David Harbour didn't think it was possible to love someone else more than he loves himself until he became a stepfather.
When the "Stranger Things" star married British singer Lily Allen, he became stepdad to her two daughters Ethel, nine, and Marnie, eight - who she shares with ex-husband Sam Cooper. And while David never predicted that he'd have children himself, he now understands why people start families.
"I have never experienced this kind of - I was always a single guy, who has been a bachelor for a long time, I've been an artist, I wanted to travel the world and do my work," he said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
"And I never really wanted to have kids. And I get it now, why everybody has kids. Because it's kind of like the meaning of life, you pass the torch to these other individuals."
The star has also experienced a different level of love since welcoming Lily's girls into his life.
"You love them more than you could ever love yourself, and I never thought that was possible with anyone, I love myself a lot," he joked. "But it's such a beautiful thing. My heart is just broken wide open and I have a new love I never had."
Lily Allen's kids were also the reason why David Harbour wanted to marry the singer sooner rather than later.
He decided to take the plunge after overhearing a conversation between Ethel, nine, and Marnie, eight.
"We were riding around (the) beginning of the pandemic," he previously told Jimmy Kimmel. "The little one was riding along and she was going like, 'David, dad, David, dad.' Because the D got her confused."
"The older one got very upset with that, which I understand. She was like, 'He's not our dad! He's not our dad!' And then the younger one was like, 'Well, what is he? He's kind of our dad.' (Ethel)'s like, 'No, he's not, he's our stepdad... He's just some guy in our lives!' "