Roselyn Sánchez: I Want Sebella to Have a Brother
"If I'm being completely honest with you, I would love to experience having a boy — especially because I grew up with three brothers and I understand the male energy," Sánchez says.
Roselyn Sánchez knows how special it is to have siblings and she wants her daughter, Sebella Rose, 2, to experience what that’s like in the near future.
“I don’t want Sebella to be an only child,” the Devious Maids star, 40, tells PEOPLE. “I come from a big family and I don’t know if it’s because I grew up with so many brothers, but I do want her to experience what it is to have a sibling.”
She continues, “So I would love to have one more soon … I hope it happens!”
Sánchez, whose little girl just celebrated her second birthday at playplace The Coop in Studio City, Calif., adds that she’d ideally love to welcome a son as her second child.
“If I’m being completely honest with you, I would love to experience having a boy — especially because I grew up with three brothers and I understand the male energy,” Sánchez says. “In my heart, I wish I could give Sebella a little brother.”
But the baby’s sex isn’t what’s most important. “Whatever God wants! As long as he or she comes out healthy, I’m fine,” she explains.
But adding another girl to the family would have its perks. “If it’s a girl I’m going to save a LOT of money because I have everything I need for a girl!” she jokes.
Having two children and starring on a hit TV show might seem overwhelming to some actors, but Sánchez says she’s got plenty of help at home in the form of her actor husband, Eric Winter.
Asked what Winter, 37, does to help out around the house, Sánchez replies: “Everything! I can go to work and be perfectly comfortable and relaxed because he is a mom!”
She says. “He’s really, really involved. He cooks, changes diapers, puts her to bed every single night, plays with her — it’s so incredible. I knew when I met him and I saw how he was with his mom — I knew, ‘This guy’s going to be a great dad because he just adores his mom.'”
Sánchez and Winter celebrated their five year anniversary on Nov. 29 and his devotion to their daughter keeps their marriage hot.
“You know what’s happened to me that’s been amazing?” she asks. “I always knew he was going to be an amazing dad, but after seeing him — he’s like mom and dad! — it makes you fall in love with your partner all over again.”
“When I see how incredible he is, I just go, ‘Oh my God, I am so freaking lucky and blessed.’ I see him with different eyes. Before he was my husband, my best friend, my partner — now he’s my baby daddy and he’s so wonderful,” she says.
Despite their busy schedules, the couple makes it a point to spend time together — which is easier said than done now that they’re full-time parents.
“It’s very important to us to still have date nights,” Sánchez says. “Now, with the baby, it’s different because we have to plan it with the nanny and the grandma, but at least every two weeks we have a nice dinner or a nice date night so we can just sit down and chill and speak.”
She adds, “He makes me laugh like crazy so I think that keeps me super, super interested!”
— Lee Hernandez