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Wilmer Valderrama Admits He Was a 'Mess' Taking Daughter Nakano, 2, to Disneyland: 'I Was Crying'

Wilmer Valderrama was made emotional by his family's first outing to Disneyland

amanda pacheco/insatgram; getty Wilmer Valderrama and daughter Nakano
amanda pacheco/insatgram; getty Wilmer Valderrama and daughter Nakano

Wilmer Valderrama enjoyed a special parenting milestone with his little girl.

Describing this stage of fatherhood with daughter Nakano Oceana, 2, as a "magical moment" during an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Mark, the NCIS star talked about a recent family trip to Disneyland.

"We took her to Disneyland for the first time. I was a mess," the actor, 42, admitted. "I was crying, I can't stand here and be like, 'I'm an actor, I'm tough.' I was a mess."

While the toddler wasn't immediately impressed upon getting to the park, the magic set in when she saw the amusement park's most famous residents.


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"As soon as she saw Mickey Mouse and Minnie, that was the moment I took pause, and I lost it. It's an iconic moment, and for a child to go to Disneyland for the first time is big."

Valderrama shares Nakano with with fiancée Amanda Pacheco.

During a chat with PEOPLE last fall, Valderrama celebrated how "incredible" life with his little girl has been, revealing she's "so much more active" now that she's a toddler.

"She mumbles, 'I love you,' now," the proud dad shared. "Literally, I can't leave the house to work unless I hear it."

Valderrama described his experience with fatherhood so far as "revitalizing and it's re-energizing," adding, "it's everything you thought it would be."

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