Sean Maguire - known for his role as Robin Hood on the hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time - will welcome his second son with wife Tanya around Christmas

By Jen Juneau
June 23, 2017 01:55 PM
Credit: Sean Maguire

Robin of Locksley is going to be a dad — again!

Sean Maguire‘s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively that the Once Upon a Time actor, 41, and his wife Tanya, a former police detective, are set to welcome their second son in December. (Son Flynn Patrick turns 2 next month.)

“This one’s just heard he’s getting a baby brother for Christmas … ” read a flyer featuring a photo of Flynn that the couple passed out to family and friends by way of announcement.

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The English actor and mom-to-be married in October 2012. Of parenting, he told Sean Maguire Daily in December that fatherhood has made him think more globally.

“Where it once used to be ‘Well, this will do me’ you now think of what the world will be like when [you] have a child,” said Maguire, who works regularly for Oxfam International and recently organized a benefit in Los Angeles alongside director Julie Anne Robinson that raised money to assist toward the Syrian refugee crisis.

“The first thing I think about when we talk about parenting is the environment. Climate change is a real thing,” he added. “Being a parent is providing a safe future for our children and regardless of what your politics are, climate change is not up for negotiation. It’s a real thing … So, parenthood has made me feel more responsibility for that.”

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Maguire — who is also a supporter of NRDC and Planned Parenthood, and admits his biggest pet peeve is “ignorance” — noted that his hopes for his son are to encourage him in whatever he wants to do in life while keeping him grounded.

“I would encourage [Flynn] to do whatever his passion is but if he wanted to become an actor, I would make him very aware of the reality of the job and the reality of the success rate, which I think is [that] less than 5 percent of actors make over 30 grand a year,” the star told Sean Maguire Daily.

“So if you like stuff and money, this is probably not the right game unless you become very successful, in which case you make a lot of money,” he added. “I would encourage him to do what inspires him but I certainly wouldn’t encourage him to get into this profession. That’s certainly for sure.”

  • Reporting by MARIA MERCEDES LARA