Two Hollywood Moms Dish on Celebrity Motherhood
No matter what some people may think, motherhood, or should I say parenthood, is universal. For celebrity parents, however, there are some pitfalls that come with fame. One of these is the paparazzi who constantly hound celebs for that perfect picture. Recently two celeb moms, Jennifer Garner and Tori Spelling, gave an insight into raising their children and dealing with the ever present shutterbugs.
For Tori Spelling, her two children, two-year-old Liam, and ten-month-old Stella have gotten used to the paparazzi. “They’re definitely very socialized,” the actress said. “They’re friendly with everyone. It is strange sometimes to think that people know my 2-year-old by name, but that’s the world we live in.” I can’t help but feel that so many of these people knowing her child by name poses at least some sort of risk. It is a tough call though, her job pretty much dictates that she will be followed constantly by people she doesn’t know who may know a lot about her.
Spelling is currently doing the rounds promoting her book, Mommywood. So for anyone who wants to see how a celeb mom does it I guess they can pick up a copy. I do admit to being mystified by the support that such books tend to get from the public. Is it simply a matter of their celebrity status? Or does it have to do with moms out there genuinely looking for shared experiences?
Jennifer Garner uses a different method for dealing with the ever present shutterbugs. She relies on making her daughter feel as comfortable as possible. In an interview for the May issue of In Style magazine, Garner was quoted as saying, “I try not to look, but when I see these pictures of Violet and me, I’m always smiling like a monkey, trying not to let her feel my anxiety.”
It seems however that little Violet has already grown tired of the presence of the photographers. In fact, according to her mom, she will ask them politely to stop, but of course her pleas fall on deaf ears. Many people might not support this idea, but I think that paparazzi should be prevented from taking pictures of the children of celebrities without permission. The parents may be stars but surely the children still have a right to privacy.
Garner also talked about hubby Ben Affleck‘s attempts to fixing up Violet’s hair. She said, “He dresses her and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.” Well now that the couple has another daughter, three-month-old Seraphina, Affleck may l be able to brush up on his styling skills.