Rocker Anthony Kiedis is ready to take the sock off and grow up. He says he's ready to settle down and start a family.
After years of partying, the 43-year-old frontman for the Red Hot Chili Peppers says he realised he'd changed when his girlfriend left him and he fell apart.
Kiedis - whose former conquests include supermodel Heidi Klum - says, "Today I feel like I'd like to get married and have a family. More so than ever. I really don't think I was capable of being that guy until about two months ago."
"A bomb went off inside me a few months ago. I broke up with a girl that I was really into. I started wondering why the break-up happened and I realised it was because of some of my own character defects - the feeling of wanting things you don't have."
"The minute I started seeing how these defects of character were controlling and dominating my life, they vanished. Suddenly I didn't think the grass was going to be greener, I didn't feel like I wanted something that I didn't have. I actually went back to that girl and patiently waited to see if she was willing to give it another go."
"Now I'm quite content to marry this girl and have a family - if that's something she's into as well."