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NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama makes brave admission about parenthood

Have you sleep trained your children?

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama has revealed he felt "bad" for sleep training his daughter even though he finds it "empowering".

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The 41-year-old and fiancée Amanda Pacheco welcomed their daughter, Nakano, who turns 1 in February, in 2021, with Amanda deciding to breastfeed and Wilmer being there every step of the way. The pair chose to sleep train - a method that teaches the baby to fall asleep without help from their parents - and Wilmer admitted that he didn't think he "had the heart for it, because it made me feel bad".

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However, he has since realized it is "so empowering" and "allows you to focus on your partner" and "stay connected".

"Your job as a partner is not just to be there," Wilmer told Parents.com.

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"You’re not doing anything, you’re not doing enough. There are a million things to be done while your partner is nursing: Get the baby, change the baby, burp the baby, track the feeding, and keep the mommy hydrated, fed, and rested."

Wilmer and Amanda, 31, met three years ago when a mutual friend put them in touch as the model was considering a move to Miami, where Wilmer grew up after emigrating as a child from Venezuela.

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Wilmer with Nakona in September 2021

But the pair fell in love, and it was on a trip to Nakona in Japan where they "made a promise that it would always be us" and as Amanda shares, decided to "throw themselves in the deep end".

Wilmer proposed on 1 January 2020, nine months after their first date, and on 15 February 2021 their little girl was born; their wedding has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wilmer and Amanda cover the new issue of Parents

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