By peoplestaff225
Updated October 08, 2009 06:00 PM

Much has changed for Melrose Place star Laura Leighton between the show’s original run and its latest incarnation.

First and foremost? The four children she shares with Desperate Housewives’ (and Melrose alum) Doug SavantArianna, 17, Madeleine, 16, Jack, turning 9 this week and Lucy, 4. That the couple’s two eldest daughters are teenagers has introduced a certain “weirdness” at home, Laura recently revealed on The Bonnie Hunt Show.

“In my twenties, I didn’t have any kids and didn’t have any reason to think about it but now…they’re sort of the right age to be interested in watching the show,” Laura explains. “It’s like, ‘Oh God, my mom’s on this show.'” As for their reaction? Laura jokes,

Laura, 41, had to endure an equally awkward moment recently with Jack, when he read a Melrose Place billboard with the slogan “Tuesday’s are a b-tch.” Conceding that “it was a hard one to explain,” Laura says she had “not ever thought about it” before.

Although the couple — married since 1998 — have made a solid living as actors Laura hopes her own children pursue a different career. “I would be completely horrified,” she adds.

Arianna and Madeleine are Doug’s daughters with ex-wife Dawn Savant.

— Missy