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'Criminal Minds' Alum Shemar Moore Is Ready to Have Some Babies

Allison Cacich - Author

May 20 2020, Updated 7:27 p.m. ET

If you haven’t been watching the CBS series S.W.A.T., we have one very good reason for you to start: Shemar Moore.

The actor, who plays Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson Jr. on the crime drama, is definitely one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, and has made it clear in past interviews how much he loves kids. Here’s what all aspiring Mrs. Moores should know about the 50-year-old’s personal life and dating history.

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Does Shemar Moore have kids?

The Young and the Restless alum doesn’t have any children… yet. "Eventually, I want to find that beautiful, wonderful partner in crime… I want to have kids," Shemar said in 2017 while responding to a question about his relationship status. "When I have kids, I think it’ll bring out the kid in me again… I want to have my ride or die — I want all of that."

In a separate interview, the former model reiterated his desire to settle down at some point. "I want to be a family man," he told Watch! magazine. "I want to be a father, I want to have a partner in crime, a woman to share [my life] with. I want to continue to evolve, I want to continue to take the next step in my life."

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One of the reasons Shemar left his leading role on the police procedural Criminal Minds after 11 seasons was to make time for his non work-related passions. "I need balance in my life," he explained to TVLine in 2016.

"I love what I do for a living, I love it from 'action' to 'cut,' but I also want to walk my dogs, travel, get married, have kids. I want balance, and it’s hard to do with the schedule that we have."

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Shemar Moore knows what he wants in a woman.

The Daytime Emmy winner may still be looking for his soulmate, but he's certainly thought about the qualities he'd like to see in his future partner.

Back in 2013, Shemar revealed on The Arsenio Hall Show that he would love to find a woman with "nice eyes" and a "nice mouth," who can also be a bit of "a goofball." It’s important that she has "ambition," "some sense," and "some junk in the trunk."

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Shemar with his mom Marilyn.

The California native expanded on that description in a 2018 chat with ET Canada. "For me and a woman in my life, there’s got to be a lot of trust and she has to trust me and I have to make sure she knows that I got her back," he stated. 

Shemar’s tendency to bring his mother as his date to industry events previously sparked rumors about his sexuality, which he finds hysterical. 

"You’re tired of seeing me and mama on the carpet," he acknowledged when TMZ brought up the gossip in an interview. "[Tabloids say], 'We’re gonna call him gay until he brings a pretty girl.'"

In terms of exes, Shemar most recently dated Quantico star Anabelle Acosta. The couple turned heads when they attended the Grammys together in 2018. He has also been linked to Toni Braxton, Halle Berry, and U.S. soccer player Shawna Gordon.

New episodes of S.W.A.T. air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. 

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