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Mark Ronson reveals he would trade all of his success in the music industry to start a family

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Mark Ronson has revealed he would trade his success in the music industry to start a family of his own.

The music producer, 44, told how working in the studio ‘fills a void’ inside him as he often forms close relationships with his collaborators but he would trade his achievements for children.

He told Radio Times: ‘I’ve never thought that [work] was a replacement for having a family of my own, but I definitely think it fills some of that void more than if I was going to an office.

Honest: Mark Ronson, 44, has revealed he would trade his success in the music industry to start a family of his own (pictured in September 2019)

Honest: Mark Ronson, 44, has revealed he would trade his success in the music industry to start a family of his own (pictured in September 2019) 

‘I do have these warm relationships that maybe [satisfy] part of my soul that needs fulfilling. But believe me, I’d trade it in for kids.’

The Uptown Funk hitmaker – whose five-year marriage to Joséphine de La Baume ended in 2017 – previously admitted his latest record, Late Night Feelings, was inspired by his divorce as he was able to channel his sadness into the record.

He said: ‘It’s a break-up album. Every time I went to the studio I’d throw out ideas and some were light-hearted things but the ones staying with me all had melancholy.

‘You really have to go through something kind of f***-up to make good art sometimes … it’s not necessarily always how I’ve operated.

Career: The music producer, 44, told how working in the studio 'fills a void' inside him as he often forms close relationships with his collaborators (pictured in June 2018)

Career: The music producer, 44, told how working in the studio ‘fills a void’ inside him as he often forms close relationships with his collaborators (pictured in June 2018) 

‘I think the idea of being a little bit rocked out of your comfort zone is a good thing.’

And Mark recently quipped he’ll make a similar album if he gets dumped again.

Asked if he will ‘remain in this mindset’ for future records, he said: ‘I think every record is always kind of hard to imagine where you’re going to be … it’s a different time [unless] I get dumped between this and the next album.’ 

Mark made headlines recently during an appearance on Good Morning Britain when he was asked about French minister Marlene Schiappa being mocked for calling herself a sapiosexual – where a person is attracted to the intelligence of another person.

After stating, ‘yes I feel like I am identifying as sapiosexual’ on the show, Mark apologised in an interview with Rolling Stone and clarified that he is not.

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He said: 'I've never thought that [work] was a replacement for having a family of my own, but I definitely think it fills some of that void' (pictured in October 2019)

He said: ‘I’ve never thought that [work] was a replacement for having a family of my own, but I definitely think it fills some of that void’ (pictured in October 2019) 

‘I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community and I apologize if anybody misunderstood or took offense to it,’ he said.

He explained that the Good Morning Britain hosts had a debate going on about being sapiosexual and when he asked what it was, he was explained it was, ‘when you’re attracted to intelligence.’

Mark then said he stated, ‘That sounds great. Of course, who wouldn’t be?’ before he was asked, ‘about Miley Cyrus’ dating life and something else I probably wasn’t that informed to talk about, either, and then that was it.’ 

Mark added that after the interview, he returned to his hotel and saw that his comments were making headlines, which he found to be embarrassing.

Mark added: 'I do have these warm relationships that maybe [satisfy] part of my soul that needs fulfilling. But believe me, I'd trade it in for kids' (pictured in October 2019)

Mark added: ‘I do have these warm relationships that maybe [satisfy] part of my soul that needs fulfilling. But believe me, I’d trade it in for kids’ (pictured in October 2019) 

‘It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, “Guys, I have some big news!” And the fact that I would go on and sort of declare myself — like as a heterosexual white male — part of any marginalized community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing,’ Ronson said.

The musician stated that, at first he wasn’t terribly worried and thought his comments would be put in context, before adding, ‘But that’s not what happens on Twitter anymore.

‘I would like to say properly that I do not consider myself part of any marginalized community.’

The latest issue of Radio Times is on sale now.  

Interview: Mark is featured in the latest issue of Radio Times magazine

Interview: Mark is featured in the latest issue of Radio Times magazine 

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