Malin Akerman Wants to Focus on Being a Single Mom Before Dating

"I don't know that I'm ready to get into a real relationship just yet because I'm just figuring out this amazing relationship with my son," she tells PEOPLE

Even though he only turned 2 in April, Malin Akerman‘s son Sebastian is proving to have some of the comedy chops his mother is known for!

“Man, he’s got a sense of humor,” Akerman, 36, told PEOPLE at the premiere of her new film I’ll See You in My Dreams.

“He’s trying to pull jokes. He’ll do silly things, then look at me and say, ‘What? That’s crazy!’ That’s been real fun.”

So what kind of jokes can a 2-year-old pull? Well, the old “car in the water” prank seems to be his favorite.

“He’ll put his car in the water and he’ll go, ‘That’s crazy.’ He’s pulling at the comedy strings now. That’s a fun shift from being a sponge and soaking things in to now dealing the cards,” shares Akerman.

Malin Akerman I'll See You In My Dreams premiere

Todd Williamson/Getty

The actress split from Sebastian’s father, Roberto Zincone, in 2013 and has been focusing her efforts on finding her way as a single mom.

“Essentially, I’ve had a really nice year of self-love, not to sound cheesy,” Akerman says. “Getting in touch with me and my son and being a mom and meeting new people.”

But that doesn’t necessarily mean dating. Although she was previously linked with actor Colin Egglesfield, Akerman says she’s not ready for anything serious.

“I don’t know that I’m ready to get into a real relationship just yet because I’m just figuring out this amazing relationship with my son that is beyond any love you felt in your whole life,” Akerman explains.

“Whenever you compartmentalize things by saying, ‘A mom in my 30s and dating,’ it’s crazy. You can’t do that to yourself. It’s more about figuring out what’s happening right now and getting into this new lifestyle.”

She adds, “I’m really loving it and focusing on work and my son.”

— Matthew Cole Weiss

Related Articles