06/27/2014 04:10 pm ET Updated Jun 27, 2014

Rob Lowe Reveals His Most Devastating Moment As A Parent

As one of the most famous actors of his generation, Rob Lowe is paid to experience emotion, or at least show it on screen. He was not prepared for his feelings, however, as he brought his son Matthew to college for the first time.

When Lowe joined HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his work on Genworth's #LetsTalk Tour, he shared with host Ricky Camilleri how he's adjusted his professional life to his personal life over the years.

"I was not prepared at all for the level of emotion I was going to feel dropping my first son off at college," Lowe said. "I knew it would be bittersweet. I had no idea how affected I would be. The irony is I was so emotional over something so good. This is the good news. All the grades, all the homework, all the tutors, all the guidance, and it's all paid off. Why am I feeling so devastated?"

Lowe, 50, has two sons: Matthew and Johnowen. Lowe spoke glowingly of the pair and added that he thinks it would be a bit of a "waste" if either entered show business, saying they have "so much to offer."

Check out Lowe's parenting talk in the clip above, and catch the rest of the HuffPost Live conversation here.



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