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Rebecca Romijn Checks Her Vanity at the Door for Motherhood

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Don’t be too jealous of Rebecca Romijn. Yes she was married to John Stamos and then got to marry Jerry O’Connell. Yes she is Mystique. Yes she looks incredible and is 40 years old.

But in other ways she’s just like you and me.

In a recent interview for Redbook, Romijn says she doesn’t have a full-time nanny. She and and her husband are a team of two.

“We’re each other’s assistants. We pick up each other’s slack. Whoever is less busy helps the busier one: ‘Can you go pick this up for me?’ or ‘Can you book my flight?’ That’s what real life is. Once you start paying somebody else to do the grunt work, who are you?”

Very interesting. She’s kind of judgy about rich people. I love it.

She will turn 41 in a few months. But she’s got a great attitude about it. She says, “Aging has never been scary to me. I’ve always admired my mom’s lines—she has a beautiful, laughter-filled face. I’ve always thought that was attractive.”

My face is becoming laughter-filled. I’m glad that Rebecca has my back.

At 5’11”, she’s got a few more places to stash her baby weight than some of us less-modelish types. But she wasn’t too worried about gaining weight or her body changing while pregnant.

“I wasn’t worried—you’ve gotta feather that nest! Afterward, I was nursing for six months. When you’re a new mother, your body doesn’t belong to you for a while.  You have to check your vanity at the door.”

Ain’t it the truth? When you’re a new mother, your body doesn’t belong to you for a while. You have to check your vanity at the door.

The same thing goes for old mothers, too. As a mother of 4 from ages 16 to 6, probably the biggest lesson I’ve learned from all my years of parenting is how to take a backseat. It’s not about me! I really like her take on things. Go team Romijn-O’Connell!

Photo credit: Ruven Afanador for REDBOOK.

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