In a sit-down with PEOPLE'S Celeb Parents Get Real, longtime actress and mother of two Alyssa Milano also shares why she was so happy while pregnant

By Jen Juneau
October 01, 2018 12:05 PM
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It’s hard to imagine Alyssa Milano as anything but completely put together 24/7, but the actress admits she has had her embarrassing moments.

The Who’s the Boss? alum and mom of two confessed in a recent interview with PEOPLE’s Celeb Parents Get Real that she once had a particularly messy experience while on a cross-country flight with son Milo Thomas, now 7.

“Within five minutes of taking off, all of a sudden I was like, ‘He’s gonna throw up!’ ” said Milano, 45, cupping her hands together. “And I put my hands down and I proceeded to catch the vomit in my hands like this.”

“Thank God nobody came after me with a black light because it would’ve been not a pretty picture,” she jokes, laughing.

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Also mom to 4-year-old daughter Elizabella “Bella” Dylan, the longtime actress recalls being “the happiest pregnant person you could’ve ever imagined” after waiting “a super long time” to become a mom.

“I was 172 lbs. the day I gave birth to both of [my children], so I was one of those very plump, juicy, happy pregnant [people],” Milano says.

“And I was just so amazed at the miracle that was the female body — to see that transition happen and to feel them kick inside, which I still miss,” she explains. “Every once in a while, I’ll get a gas bubble and I’ll be like, ‘[gasps] Oh no, that’s not a kick, that’s just gas.’ ”

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When asked if she’s a strict mom, Milano explains that her parenting techniques are tailored to her kids’ individual needs “because what works for one child doesn’t necessarily work for the other child.”

“[With] Milo, I can just even threaten a timeout and he would [behave] whereas my daughter … my mother-in-law suggested doing the counting thing, where you go, ‘One, two … ‘ ” she shares. “And I don’t even know what would happen if I ever got to three, but she just looks at me and she goes, ‘Three.’ ”

“I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not gonna work for her,’ ” the Insatiable star says with a laugh.