Starring in a new reality show, Scott Baio is 45... and Single, is, well, Scott Baio.
Us Magazine recently interviewed the former childhood star:
Usmagazine.com: Tell us what it's like to have a new generation of fans.
Scott Baio: I haven't even thought about that, to be perfectly honest. I'm just glad to be doing something that I like doing as opposed to doing something that I don't like doing, which I've done before [laughs].
SB: She tells me to refrain from seeing her â€" and be celibate - for eight weeks. And revisit women from my past to find out what I've done wrong so I can go forward in life. My friends are in the middle of all this trying to pull me every which way so [the show is] very much more a romantic comedy than it is a reality show.
Us: Why do you think so many Hollywood marriages fail?
SB: From an actor's point of view, it's very difficult to date an actress. Inevitably it becomes an ego contest, it becomes â€˜who's she on the set making out with?' and â€˜who's she going to fall in love with in Bulgaria making a movie?' It all seems fairy tale-ish and very romantic, but it's tough. There's just too many elements pulling you apart.
Us: So is it safe to say your current lady, Renee Sloan, is not in the entertainment industry?
SB: She was actually a stunt woman in her younger days. She's a tough chickâ€"you have no idea. And - I mean this in a nice way - one of the simplest, non-egoed women I've ever met. And the only woman who has not tried to change me.