The New Addition
After a grueling year being away from home while shooting the CBS show “Hostages,” no one would have blamed White for mailing it in that day. After all, he had been home for less than 48 hours, and here we were taking up his entire day. Besides, there were more pressing matters on the home front. His wife of four years, Paula, is currently expecting the couple’s first child, so there were very real things that needed to be done to prepare for the arrival of their daughter.
But Paula — much like Brian — was determined to aid in the successful completion of the day, so that his story could be told to the rolling out audience in a way that was befitting of his impressive journey from professional athlete, to Wall Street banker, to respected actor, to impending father. At every turn, she was offering the crew assistance, and doing the little things like zipping up her husband’s jacket and giving him one last look over before he stepped in front of the camera.Their bond was unmistakable, and one that will serve them well heading into parenthood. During a scene change, the pair reflected on this next big phase of their life.
“I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am right now,” Paula shared, before breaking into a big smile, as she caught a glance of her husband hopping off of his Harley, and walking toward her. Brian is going to be a great father, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
Upon hearing those words, Brian gently began to massage his wife’s shoulders while sharing his own thoughts of what it will mean to bring a child into the world.
“I feel blessed beyond belief,” he explained. “But to know that you have a child coming into the world, it only makes you want to work even harder, and do all of the things that I know are important to be both a good husband, and a good father. I’ve been reflecting a lot — particularly when it comes to my parents — and just thinking about the things that I admired in them, and the things that I want for myself and for Paula. So when we made the decision that it was time to start a family, we were very smart in our decisions. We didn’t take extra vacations, or spend money in the club buying bottles. … No, we were investing in our property, and making sure that we thought ahead to make sure that our kids’ lives will be taken care of. And to have someone in my life who thinks about those things in the same way that I do, has made all of the difference in the world.”