Kyra Sedgwick recently opened up to the March issue of Redbook where she talked about balancing motherhood life as a partner to husband Kevin Bacon as well as dealing with an empty nest!
Of balancing her life as a partner and a parent Kyra says, “I feel the primary relationship has to be the mother and the father, and then it can be the kids. Of course the kids come first in planning your life, but it’s incredibly important to keep your relationship as a couple strong and make time for it. It’s the foundation on which everything is built. Kids should know that your needs are important, because if they think your happiness lies only in them, that’s a lot of pressure on them. Plus, I think if you are pursuing your own goals, it makes your kids want to search for whatever their dreams and bliss are.”
On having an empty nest she says, “My son is still living with us, but yeah, he won’t be here for long…. Life will never be the same. I know [my kids] will need me, but in a totally different way. Suddenly I’m supposed to think about myself first? What is that? That’s weird. But there’s joy in that too—we’re responsible for our own happiness. It’s not about them making me happy. You know, the best sound in the world to me is the door opening in the apartment and one of the kids walking in. That won’t change. I mean, I’m very happy when Kevin comes home too, don’t get me wrong [laughs]. But they light up my life.”
So will there be more kids? “I had them so young, and it’s a lot of work for a while, and I think we both thought we weren’t ready for more. He never wanted to have another one, but I was like, ‘Maybe?’ I know Meryl Streep had her last kid when she was 43, and I’m 43, so you never know!”
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