NEW YORK, NY — American Mama
Not at all clueless, working mom Alicia Silverstone shares her hard-fought wisdom on doing the right thing for planet Earth, her 7-year-old and herself. But still she has questions about what’s next for her family and her career. Highlights include:
Alicia Silverstone on her family “dilemma”:
“‘I’ve always wanted another kid. But I also wanted to space them out because I love being with Bear,’ her 7-year-old son with ex-husband, actor and yoga teacher, Christopher Jarecki, to whom she was married for nearly 13 years before splitting up earlier in 2018. … ‘I have always dreamed of having a little girl, but of course I wanted another little Bear too. So whatever happens, if it happens, is good by me. I’m not in a relationship, but there are other ways to make babies.’ Not off the table: asking Bear’s dad for an assist.”
… on talking to her son about her dating life, post-divorce:
“He doesn’t have any idea that I’ve ever been on a date. I have talked to him about how one day Mommy and Daddy might want to find another person to be with. That was hard. We had a really deep conversation about it, where I was just preparing him in case I did find a boyfriend. But I just wanted to check in on him to see how he was doing. I would say, ‘Mommy and Daddy like to live separately.'”
… on being a working mom:
“What I have learned is that you can’t do everything at the same time. You have to go inside yourself and figure out what is the most important thing to you. For me, it was my son, and I refuse to miss any of his life, even though I have other desires.”
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