Dating someone with kids

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Dating someone with kids

I think the hardest thing about meeting and dating someone who already has kids is the fact that there are other people that come along with that, and so it’s not just the two of you and the kids. There might be a dad who’s in the picture and maybe he has remarried and they have another mom, and so it’s not that it is baggage or insurmountable. It’s just more layered and it can be complicated or it can work beautifully as in my case. I think the reason people might get scared off of it is they don’t know what to expect and the only way to find out is just to keep moving forward. I think everyone will know once you’re in the relationship if this is working or if it isn’t or if you can modify it or if it’s locked in. I’m so glad I moved forward because I ended up falling for this amazing woman and getting these two kids, who now call me dad. I think if I’ve been turned off by the idea and said “Ah, she already has kids. She’s already been married”, I don’t think so. My whole life would be different and not in a good way.

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Jeff Probst

Host/EP Survivor

Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer Jeff Probst has just completed production on the 29th installment of the phenomenally successful CBS series, “Survivor.”  Survivor: Blood v Water premieres on CBS Sept 2014.

Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Reality Host," the only winner since the awards inception in 2008.  He has traveled the world serving as both host and executive producer for “Survivor.”   Probst also received another Emmy in 2001 when Survivor was awarded the best reality show Emmy.

Probst is also a feature film director.  In 2002, he wrote and directed "Finder's Fee," starring Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, Robert Forster and Matthew Lillard. 

Most recently, he produced and directed the feature film “Kiss Me, “ starring John Corbett, Sarah Bolger, Rita Wilson, Emily Osment, Missy Pyle and Jenna Fisher.

Probst hosts the "Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable" for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio and previously served as host of VH1's "Rock and Roll Jeopardy.”  He hosted several programs for FX and traveled around the world as a correspondent for "Access Hollywood."  In 2001, he was voted one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful." 

Probst is a proud spokesperson for whose mission is to re-gift life through organ donation.

Probst is also an ordained minister and has served as the officiant at the weddings of several friends.  He was ordained by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California. 

A native of Wichita, Kan., Probst lives with his family in Los Angeles when not traveling the world.  His birthday is November 4.  He can be followed on twitter @jeffprobst and at

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