Celebrity Parents Naturi Naughton Shares Joy of Watching Daughter Zuri Take Her First Step: 'I'm Loving Motherhood' Power star Naturi Naughton talks motherhood with PEOPLE, revealing that baby Zuri just took her first step By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines and Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 12, 2018 05:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Naturi Naughton‘s daughter Zuri is moving in the right direction — with her first step! “I’m loving motherhood, my baby just took one step by herself, she’s trying to walk,” the Power actress, 34, told PEOPLEat Essence Fest on Saturday. Zuri will be turning 1 this month, and Naughton just can’t get enough of her. “These milestones are making me feel like it’s all worth it. You know being pregnant, shooting, breastfeeding while shooting — I did a lot. I was shooting four and a half months into my pregnancy,” the mother of one added. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. When Naughton isn’t with baby Zuri, she’s working on her Starz show, currently in its fifth season. “People are going crazy,” she told PEOPLE about the show. “I mean this season started with a bang, last season ended with a bang, I think fans are super engaged on social media.” “Power fans are the best fans I think out there as far as television shows, so I’m really grateful,” she added. Inside Naturi Naughton’s Calming Nursery for Daughter Zuri: ‘I Wanted It to Feel Like Serenity’ Naughton has also partnered to work with the My Black Is Beautiful campaign which serves to “celebrate the diverse collective beauty of black women,” according to the campaign’s website. “It means loving the skin you’re in,” she said. “My Black Is Beautiful means being a beautiful black woman who is unapologetic about how strong she is and how multidimensional you are.” “I think women sometimes try to put women in boxes…but I have so many complexities and layers, why should I not shine in all of those areas?” she told PEOPLE.