Stephen Fry: Not having children has left a 'big hole' in my life

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Stephen Fry  attends the BFI London Film Festival Luminous Gala at The Londoner Hotel on September 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Stephen Fry discusses never having children. (WireImage)

Stephen Fry has admitted that not having children has left a 'big hole in his life.

Talking to The Mirror, 65-year-old Fry said he would have liked to have children with his husband Elliot Spencer but has come to accept that he won't.

Fry confessed: “There is a part of me that obviously feels in another world, if I’d timed things right, I might have had children.”

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He added: “I have many godchildren now, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews, but I’ll never experience a child growing up. It’s a slight sadness. That’s probably the biggest hole in my life experience."

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Elliot Spencer (L) and Stephen Fry attend Harvey Weinstein's BAFTA Dinner in partnership with Burberry & GREY GOOSE at Little House Mayfair on February 6, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
Elliot Spencer and Stephen Fry attend Harvey Weinstein's BAFTA Dinner, 2015. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Fry also discussed how close he came with Spencer to having children: “Elliot and I, we talked about it a bit but we never talked about it to the extent of, ‘Right, so, we’re going to a clinic tomorrow to talk this through to some expert. We never quite got that far. It was always, ‘Yeah, it would be nice, wouldn’t it?’ So that’s probably that.”

Fry has three godchildren through his former comedy partner Hugh Laurie with whom who he went to university. They have appeared together in a variety of shows, often as a double act, including A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: British comedian and writer Stephen Fry (R) arrives with his husband comedian Elliott Spencer ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Stephen Fry with his husband comedian Elliott Spencer. (Getty Images)

Fry has previously talked about his own unhappy childhood and mental health struggles as a teenager.

Talking recently with Steven Bartlett for his Diary of a CEO podcast, Fry said: "My parents took me to a psychiatrist when I was 14. A very grand Harley Street office.

"Apparently the things I did and the way I behaved were typical of people from unsettled families. He prescribed me something. They recognised that there was a mental kink in me."

Fry would later be diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 37.

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