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Steve Martin appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to discuss his latest album collaboration with Edie Brickell, but the performer decided to talk about his new daughter instead.
Martin married his wife, Anne Stringfield, in 2007 and the two welcomed their first child just two months ago. The 67-year-old first-time dad was absolutely thrilled and could not stop boasting about her to David Letterman.
"It's going great because I have a wonderful wife and mother. I'm paying her a compliment – everything is funny when I try to be serious!" Martin said as the audience laughed.
Even though Martin and Stringfield are thrilled to be parents, there is one bit of information that they are keeping to themselves: the baby girl's name. Martin attempted to dodge Letterman's question about the name during his appearance and instead made a joke.
"We've thought about the name quite a bit. Conquistador. What do you think? I didn't want to go with one of those Hollywood weird names. Conquistador is a statement," Martin said before putting a baby monitor on Letterman's desk.
"The baby's back at the hotel, and I'm a responsible dad," Martin explained to Letterman and his audience. "I think I left the window open!"
Martin is a successful actor and comedian who has recently decided to further his music career. His latest album, "Love Has Come For You," was released April 23 and features Martin playing the banjo, something he has become famous for.
Some criticized Martin for having a child at such an advanced age, but fans rallied to his side and offered their support and congrats for the star.
"Great for him. Enjoy this gift you've been given. Just a note to you people commenting that he is too old, MY husband never lived to see his child graduate kindergarten and he was 20 when she was born. None of us know what our age limitation is. We could live to 100 or die tomorrow. It's what we do in between that leaves a mark on this world!" US Weekly reader Kellie Arrowood posted.