Molly Ringwald and a slew of other celebrity families turned out this weekend for the premiere of George Clooney’s new film “Tomorrowland” in Anaheim. Singer Christina Milian brought along her daughter Violet, while Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber came out to support their BFF and business partner George, bringing their two kids along, too. “What She Said” star Marissa Jaret Winokur made an appearance with her husband and son.
Over a year ago Marissa Jaret Winokur dropped more than 50 pounds and has been keeping it off like a champ! The celebrity mom says that her five year old son Zev is the number one motivator to her weight loss maintenance.
Marissa shared, “It honestly is my one reason for being healthy. I never ever did this before, and I truly did it to be there for my son. I’m a 40-year-old and I have a 5-year-old kid. I don’t want to be unhealthy. I want to be around for as long as I can.”
Marissa says that losing the weight was easy (ish), but keeping it off is a mental struggle. She is harder on herself now than when she was heavier. “Food is easy. I don’t crave the crap anymore. I just have to stop saying to myself, ‘Ugh you look so fat.’ Honestly I say it to myself more now than I did when I was heavier.”
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After a mishap at his day camp, Zev had bit the inside of his mouth, but didn’t tell Marissa just how bad it was. They were heading off to the circus with a car full of kids when one of them pointed out how bad Zev’s mouth was bleeding.
“then I saw the gaping wound in Zev’s mouth! He didn’t just bite his lip — he bit part of it off! I felt my face get red and I jumped out of the car trying not to scare Zev or the other kids. I calmly asked my friend to look and she said, “We have to go to the doctor.” ”
Marissa had her husband join her at the doctor’s office since she knew she’d need some support with the situation, but little Zev was a trooper!
“The doctor confirmed Zev did need stitches, but said we needed a surgeon. Zev, for the first time, got upset. The surgeon took one look at him and said, ‘You need a plastic surgeon.’ Zev finally told me that he fell at camp getting into the sandbox. It didn’t hurt, so he didn’t tell anyone! This was the craziest part to me. If Zev bumps his head on his pillow, he cries for ice and a Band-Aid, but when he’s really hurt, he doesn’t tell a soul!!”
“It was the first time I really saw that he was his own little person. He wasn’t a baby. I felt like I was seeing him as a teenager. He asked for me to hold his hand — but then also asked when he could chew gum again! When the stitches were over, Judah and I took him straight for ice cream. If a toy store had been open I would have bought him ANYTHING!!! He handled it all so well.”
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Last month Marissa Jaret Winokur shared that she and her husband were starting the process of having another baby and she now shares that things are moving right along. Marissa had her first son, Zev, 2, through a surrogate since she had to have a full hysterectomy to treat her cervical cancer. She shared on her blog:
“I have spent the last month doing IVF and this week I had my eggs removed!!! [My husband] Judah and I have six embryos waiting to find a womb!!!
“I can’t believe I’m fully back in the process of trying to have a baby! I know it sounds crazy, but I can’t imagine loving anyone the way I love Zev. I know he will adore having a sibling.”
Marissa is worried about being back at the newborn stage, but knows it will be easier the second time around:
“I am so nervous about the newborn stage, but at least this time I know that one day I will make contact with the alien and bond,” she joked. “And when that day comes I will be hooked forever. I hope the process doesn’t take forever, but I have faith it will work out the way it’s supposed to.”
Best of luck to them on their journey!
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Marissa Jaret Winokur, co-host of “The Talk“, has been blogging about parenthood on People.com and this week she posted about the woes of moms who get sick. After Thanksgiving weekend, Marissa and her husband both wound up ill, but her husband “won” the “who is sicker” contest. Even their son Zev, 2, is giving daddy more sympathy than mom:
Mind you, Zev says to me, “Poor Daddy is sick.” I say, “Momma is, too.” He then looks me straight in the eye and says, “Oh, Momma sick? Daddy really sick, poor Daddy!” What happened to “I love you, Momma!” Mothers can never be sick!
There are no sick days. You can’t call in. We are now somebody’s MOTHER — now and forever.
She says Zev still wants her to be up and running with him:
He still wants to play while I need to sleep and eat soup. He screams, “Chase me, Momma.” I can’t, I am so tired. He doesn’t understand how sick I feel. I am also scared he’ll get sick. I know I can’t prevent him from catching anything, but what can I do? And how can I make him understand that I can’t play as hard?
Have you read Marissa’s blog? She blogs weekly about raising her son and she’s just seems so down-to- earth, not to mention hilarious!
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