What’s one of your favorite stories about your children?
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Every day there’s a new story with these kids! Just today I was like, “C’mon baby, let’s go downstairs,” and Emme says, “No way!” What? Where did she learn that? I love when Max mixes English and Spanish and he’ll say, “Look mommy, I’m eating huevitos [eggs]!”
What did you do to get back in shape after the twins so quickly?
Like everybody else, I had to work out and I had to watch what I eat. It took a year for your body to get that big, so it’s going to take time for it to get back. I think women don’t give themselves that credit. I had the babies in February. I was still heavy in December.
What makes Marc “the one”?
I think people try to always paint a picture of this fairy tale, and if you have to work at it, then there’s something wrong. That’s not really true. When you find that person who doesn’t run when things get hard-I think that’s where Marc proved to me that he was more of a man than anything I had experienced. Getting through hard times make you so much closer. It’s like having kids: It’s tough, tough, tough, and then it’s a miracle. It’s the most amazing thing, and you just can’t even imagine your life without it.
How do you balance being a mom and a businesswoman?
It’s a juggling act every day. Did I spend enough time with the babies? Did I kiss Marc? Did I focus at work? I just do the best I can.
Whom did you look up to when you first started in the business?
I loved Madonna musically, and I tried to emulate her when I was younger. Moviewise, I loved Jodie Foster. I guess I’ve always loved women with a little bit of a toughness to them.
Do you ever miss the days when you were a struggling artist?
I do. Because there was a simplicity to those days, and there was something nice about that. Everything was ahead of me. It was about: Do I have an audition, and how am I going to eat?
What are your guilty pleasures?
Glee, So You Think You Can Dance and cookies!