Nicholas Hoult wants to keep his child’s identity private

NICHOLAS Hoult wants to keep his baby’s gender and name private for as long as possible.

The 29-year-old actor welcomed his first child with his long-time girlfriend Bryana Holly into the world last year, and the former Skins star is hoping to keep their “precious” little boy or girl’s identity under wraps.

Speaking about how fatherhood has changed his life, Hoult told this week’s issue of ES Magazine: “Having a baby puts you in this place where you go, ‘oh, okay, this human is going to change a lot.’

“It makes you value time differently, which is why I talk very quickly in interviews now, because I need to get home to them.”

And on keeping his tot’s gender and moniker to themselves, he added: “Someone will find out soon enough and that’s fine, no big deal, but for now it’s my own precious little thing and I’m keeping it.”

The X-Men: Apocalypse star also opened up about growing up around a household of females – he has two sisters, Rosanna, 35, and Clarista, 26, and an older brother James, 42 – and admitted the world needs to have more “empathy” towards women.

Asked if he adopts any feminine traits, he said: “I hope so. What does that mean? Hopefully being in touch with your feminine side makes you more understanding of what it’s like to be female.

“I think we could all try and have a little more empathy now and then.”

The About A Boy star – who previously dated Jennifer Lawrence – has been dating 25-year-old lingerie model Bryana since the beginning of 2017. – BANG!