"There's nothing more motivating, there's nothing more fulfilling than knowing that I'm doing it for them," she says

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Updated December 03, 2020 07:45 AM

Supermom, anyone?

Just a couple of weeks after giving birth to her twins – daughter Gaia Jissel and son John AetherDania Ramirez was back on the Devious Maids set, ready to work.

“I also went to work two and a half weeks after I had the babies,” the actress, 36, told reporters at the Devious Maids season 4 premiere party on Thursday. “And it’s twins. So you can imagine, I still can’t wrap my head around it. I still ask myself this question every single day.”

Ramirez adds, “I think it was a really good learning experience for me as an actress and, also, as a mother. I didn’t really have time to double guess anything.”

Dania Ramirez

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The actress, who welcomed her babies in 2014 with husband John Beverly Amos Land, admits that going back to work was no easy task.

“I think, for me, the season where I had the babies was very difficult because there was just no time,” she says. “With two babies, I was getting like 15 minutes, maybe, of sleep in between feedings and changing them. But it definitely made me stronger, and it made me feel like I was a better actress in a way. So I think it definitely defined a lot of the characteristics that I took with my character.”

Now, her little ones are 2 years old with blooming personalities.

“They’re incredible,” says Ramirez. “I think mother of twins, the one thing that you, from my opinion, need to have is just patience. And it really puts everything into perspective, for me, anyway. I’m working in that industry that’s always up and down, and it’s always hectic.”

She adds, “There’s nothing more motivating, there’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing that I’m doing it for them.”

— Christina Dugan