Catching Up With Spiderman

January 3, 2007 By:
Catching Up With Spiderman

Spider Man Tobey Maguire is one happy baby daddy. He and his fiancé Jennifer Meyer, who just had a baby girl, couldn’t be happier. Us Weekly has the juice on his new Spider Man flick, parenthood, and details about their upcoming nuptials.

Why the name Ruby Sweetheart?

“Jen’s grandmother, who passed away recently, would always call her ‘Sweetheart,’” Maguire explained to Jay Leno. “We named her that to honor her grandmother.” As for Ruby? "We just like the name.”

So what is Spider Man like as a dad?

“He’s having the best time with Jen, taking care of the baby,” says a friend. And Sam Raimi, director of Spider-Man 3 said “I know Tobey to be a perfectionist, and very in touch with his emotions. He’ll be the most sensitive, loving father.”

What did Tobey think of the birthing process?

“Nobody really coached me on it,” Maguire told Leno. “They say, ‘OK, catch her!’ I’m like, ‘What do I do?’ I ended up just kind of putting my hand on her while the doctor put her on Mom’s belly.”

What do their friends say?

“They’re the coolest parents,” a Maguire pal said. “They’re the first of all their friends to have a baby, and the friends are eating it up.”

Will the happy couple marry soon?

Engaged since April, the pair actually “wanted to get married before the baby was born,” says a family friend. “But they couldn’t get it together in time.”