Kyra Sedgwick Covers ‘Redbook,’ Talks Motherhood and Kevin Bacon

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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Jillian Michaels Opens Up About Her Ongoing Adoption

Jillian Michaels graces the cover of Redbook magazine’s October issue where she opens up about why she chose to leave Biggest Loser after 11 seasons and discusses her ongoing adoption of a baby from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

On the two years it’s taken to adopt a baby from the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

I’ve watched friends congratulate me on [starting] the process, get pregnant themselves, have a baby, and then their baby’s crawling. People are lapping me. My best friend just told me she’s pregnant, and of course I’m ecstatic, but I’m also like, Uhhh! [gestures stabbing herself]. Like, I want my kid to be playing with your kids! It’s just a nightmare.

On How she decided to leave The Biggest Loser:

I’ve wanted to be in daytime television for a long time, because that’s where you can convey a message. On prime time, it’s like Jersey Shore and The Desperate Housewives of Some Dumb-ass County. It’s just train-wreck television. And it rates. [On The Biggest Loser] I would have long conversations with contestants about unearthing stuff from their past, and none of it would air. They grunt, they cry, I’m like, “You can do it,” they say, “I believe in myself,” and the scene’s over.

On whether she tried having a child naturally:

Turns out I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). But at a young age, I didn’t know if I wanted kids, so I didn’t really care. Then I got older, and I watched friends go through IVF, with years of hormones and devastation and disappointment, and I remember thinking God wants something different for me. If I choose to pursue this path, I’ll adopt. And when I was finally ready to go for it, I thought, This is going to be so easy. I am such an a—hole. I had nooo idea. I mean you’re just waiting…If it’s not done by this November, I’m going to take my shot with foster care.

On advice to women on facing their fear of change:

They have to trust. I can’t tell you how many people tried to talk me out of leaving [The Biggest Loser]. Everyone. People are really fear-based, and many have this monkey-bar approach to life, like you can’t leave one spot until you’re holding on to the next monkey bar. But by going straight to the next thing, you never get time to reflect or to create space for what’s right.

To read the entire interview, the issue hits newsstands on September 13.

(Photo Credit: Sheryl Nields for REDBOOK)

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