The actor, who wanted a son, says his fiancée expecting a girl is "cosmic payback"
When Scott Baio found out that he and his fiancée, actress and former Playboy model Renee Sloane, were going to become parents, he hoped that it would be a boy.
“All my life I had wanted a son,” said Baio, who is busy building a nursery and filming the second season of his VH1 reality show Scott Baio is 45… and Single. “Of course we are getting a girl. It wasn’t disappointing, but it was just something to adjust to because I had been 100 percent sure we were having a boy.”
The once-notorious Hollywood ladies man also tells PEOPLE: “It’s just like that great Rolling Stones song, you don’t get what you want, you get what you need. I needed to have a girl. It may be cosmic payback a little bit, but it needed to happen.”
For her part, Sloane, who also has an 18-year-old daughter, has no fear that Baio might return to his old ways, which in the past has led to couplings with a number of actresses including Heather Locklear and Denise Richards.
“I am 100 percent not worried about him,” says Sloane, who is due in early December. “I would rather be with a guy who has sowed all of his wild oats with a lot of people and know that he is ready. He has been there and done that, and this man is ready for a different chapter in a whole entirely different book.”
According to Baio though, having a girl does present one problem.
“We just went to get the 4-D imaging this week, and I saw her for the first time,” says Baio. “She is a girl and she has my head! I got pissed off about it because I have seen myself in drag for television and I am an ugly woman. Why couldn’t she have my wife’s head? She’s beautiful!”
Jokes Baio, “As soon as she comes out I am sending her to plastic surgery!”