You know all of those cliches you hear about motherhood? How there’s an unexplainable bond between mother and child? How watching your baby can literally take your breath away? New moms start believing in them the moment they have a child, and actress Penelope Cruz had her first baby in January and is no exception!
37 year-old Penelope had her son Leo Encinas Bardem on January 22nd of this year. She is married to actor Javier Bardem. The couple started dating in in 2007, and were married in early July 2010 in a private ceremony at a friend’s home in the Bahamas.
Penelope recently talked about motherhood saying: “Everybody tells you things change. And then all those cliches, all those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood — all of them are true.”
She also says: “And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience. So yes, your priorities change. It’s from the second you see that little face, your life has changed forever.”
I felt the same way the first time I saw my son, and again when my twins were born. Becoming a mom is a magical experience, and while it’s hard work, the benefits far outweigh the work!
You can see Penelope Cruz in her latest film Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides which hits theaters everywhere on May 25th. Here’s the trailer to the movie; can you tell she’s pregnant?