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EXCLUSIVE: Osher Günsberg says he's done having kids and is about to have a vasectomy

''The shop is getting closed!''

By Anita Lyons
Osher Günsberg is quite possibly the most doting dad you will ever see and it's no wonder, because his son Wolfgang "Wolfie" Günsberg is absolute perfection!
Currently, Osher and his beautiful wife Audrey are living in a ten-week-old baby bubble full of snuggles, nappies, feedings and bath time.
And while this is a wonderful period in his life where he is cherishing every moment with his newborn, Osher is adamant that the couple won't be having any more children, although it's not a subject he loves to talk about.
"I don't think that's a very fair question," he said during a chat with Now to Love.
"I think we need to be really mindful of asking people this question, because you have no idea what a woman's undercarriage looks like when you're asking that question, you know? You never know how hard it was for someone to conceive."
Currently, there's a lot of chatter about whether it's appropriate or not to ever ask a couple "when" they are going to have children, because we never know what kind of fertility battles or persona issues people are experiencing.
Osher believes asking a couple who already have a child or children, child already, can be just as harmful.
Osher and his gorgeous son, Wolfie. (Source: Instagram/Osher_Gunsberg)
"I'm not saying that my wife was particularly traumatised by the birth, but it's like ... he [Wolfie] was born ten weeks ago! It's not a competition to see who can have more babies," he said.
"You never know that this might be them crossing the final baby marathon finish line of their life and they go 'no I'm never doing that s—t ever again'. So it's so important to be mindful of that.
"What we've now done, is we've put out into the public the idea that maybe that conversation or that question isn't as OK to ask as we thought it was."
While he didn't go into detail, he did reveal that he and Audrey wouldn't be having anymore children.
"I will be in the butcher in December and the shop is getting closed," he said defiantly. "Don't you worry about a thing."
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The Masked Singer host has always been very open about his mental health struggles and revealed to Now to Love that he went "back on his meds" about six or seven weeks before Wolfie was born.
"It's really quite normal for people to have mounting levels of anxiety around expecting a child, but it started getting a bit out of hand," the 45-year-old said.
"When I got sick about five years ago, I had episodes of psychosis that manifested into paranoid delusions and I made a note of the things that started happening in the weeks and hours before it went down. I could see that a lot of those things were happening again but I didn't want to admit it. I didn't want to admit that I was starting to sleep less and less and I didn't want to admit that I could not cope.
"I was getting really rigid in my thinking and quite grumpy and pretty weird."
The TV star also admitted that it was Audrey who got him to go back to the doctor.
"She took one look at me and said 'I need you around and I need you to have your s--t together. Go see your psychiatrist and get back on your meds'.'"
Osher was "really grateful" that she made the call because "my ego was in the way, so I'm really lucky she did."
Osher and Audrey before Wolfie was born. (Source: Instagram/Osher_Gunsberg)
Always an open book, Osher is now hosting a brand-new podcast with Home and Away actor, Charlie Clausen called Dad Pod.
And the premise is clear.
"Looking around, the podcasts that we found around parenting were all very mum focused which was fair enough, but there was no dad stuff," Osher said.
"Sure, there was the 'Here's how your baby survives when you've got it by yourself'. Like come on, let's do a little bit more than that, let's do a little bit more than parenting for dummies."
In fact, all the books Osher was reading were "man-oriented" and were more about the "stats and figures".
"There was nothing about, 'OK that's great but how do I feel? I'm now terrified'. So we decided to start a podcast around that."
You can listen to Osher and Charlie's on their new podcast DadPod, available on Acast.