Snooki is a "new person" since becoming a mother.
The Jersey Shore star gave birth to son Lorenzo last month, and although she was once known for her wild ways, now has no interest in partying and just wants to be at home with her son and fiance Jionni LaValle.
Snooki - whose real name is Nicole Polizzi - told People, "When I got pregnant, everything changed. The partying is long gone. I'm a new person. It's a different kind of love that I never felt before."
Jionni chose their son's name and revealed it was inspired by a child he knew from his hometown with the tot's second name Dominic chosen in memory of his deceased uncle. "We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo. She loved it," he said.
January Jones admits being a working mother is "hard."
The Mad Men actress - who has not disclosed the father of her 10-month-old son Xander - felt "lucky" to be able to take her little boy to work with her, but she found it tough at times because her hours were so long.
"I had to go back to work when Xander was six or seven weeks old, but I'm lucky that I have a job that I can bring him with me. I was able to bring him to work and nurse, and I could see him when I missed him, which was often even though I was only feet away. Mad Men has such long hours, and then you go home and you don't sleep. So it was hard."
However, January thinks going to work made her a "better mother," and she doesn't think people should be judged harshly for returning to their careers while their children are young.
Beyonce Knowles is nervous about going back to work since having a baby.
The "Halo" singer gave birth to her and husband Jay-Z's first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January, and while she is excited about her comeback performance at the Revel casino in New Jersey tonight, Beyonce is worried about returning to the stage.
"I feel a little nervous. I'm enjoying being a mother so it's like going back to my old job, and it's a little strange. But it's important that you don't lose yourself and still have your own passions. And so I'm back to work, I'm back to business," she said, in a just-released behind-the-scenes video of her preparations.
Beyonce's choreographer Danielle Polanco also revealed getting the star back in shape is a challenge because she hasn't worked out in some time: "We're basically warming her up and getting her back into shape, Stretching her out... she hasn't been working out in I don't know how long!"
Pop star Pink is getting used to "snot, tears and poop" since she became a mother. The singer and her motocross racer husband Carey Hart welcomed their daughter Willow Sage Hart into the world on June 2, and the one-time hellraiser admits her life has taken a turn in a completely different, but joyous, direction.
"My life was once whiskey, tears, and cigarettes . now it's snot, tears, and the color of poop. Bliss (sic)," she wrote on her Twitter.
However, the 31-year-old pop star does miss one thing about her old lifestyle: "I do miss the whiskey though."
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Self Emmy-submitter Katherine Heigl says it’s difficult being a working mother.
The 31-year-old actress, who is married to Josh Kelley, found it hard to leave her adopted daughter, 18-month-old Naleigh, to go off and shoot her latest film Killers, which also stars Ashton Kutcher.
“It’s difficult but it’s like any working mom I think you have to make some compromises. It’s easier said than done, but I knew that I wanted to keep working, I love what I do but it’s really hard to leave her - I feel horrible,” Katherine said at the London premiere of her film.
But when quizzed on whether she would like to add to her brood and adopt again, she nodded and said, “I hope to, yes.”
Katherine also explained why she plans to stick to acting and never attempt to direct a big screen blockbuster: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to produce but as far as directing - I can’t imagine I’d ever do that. Because even at this stage, 20 years into it, I still don’t really understand how that works and how all that part happens.”
International fashionista Victoria Beckham used to spend two hours getting ready to take her sons to school.
The singer-turned-fashion designer - who has children Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, seven and four-year-old Cruz with her soccer star husband David Beckham - insisted on sticking to an elaborate grooming routine in order to look her best when performing everyday tasks in Los Angeles.
A source said, “She was spending over two hours getting ready, just to take the kids to school!”
However, the 35-year-old star has now embraced a more relaxed dress sense during the day time to help her avoid the constant media scrutiny.
“You wouldn’t believe what a difference it’s made to her life. Cooling her love affair with high heels has been the latest big development. She still cares about her image, but it was becoming a real burden. At first, it was hard for her to accept that in Hollywood, A-list stars go out of their way to dress down to avoid attention. Only wannabes dress up to try and generate interest in themselves. In many ways, she was undermining her credibility with the locals. She just didn’t fit in.”
From now on, Victoria has vowed to take a more laid back approach to her appearance. The friend added, “Victoria doesn’t regret the way she looked, but by the same token she certainly doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes of what she calls the ‘Posh and Becks days.’”
Tabloid target Angelina Jolie says that she is “just” a mother.
The Oscar-winning actress - who raises six children with her partner Brad Pitt - believes it is more important to look after her brood than star in movies, despite her glittering Hollywood career as an A-list actress.
“I am just a mom and that’s how I am going to be the rest of my life. That sounds so funny, I mean, A-list actor. I am so happy to be working as an actor and to take some time off whenever I can, and that’s something not a lot of people can do. I am so fortunate to juggle both.”
Cindy Crawford wants to be a “MILF.”
The 43-year-old supermodel - who is married to Rande Gerber - hopes people still think she’s sexy, even though she is now mother to two children, Presley, 10, and Kaia, 7.
“I don’t want to be a cougar, I want to be a MILF. I hate that word cougar and what it represents. MILF is a word I absolutely love. I like that tag because I think there is a worry for all models that the moment you have kids the perception of you is going to change.”
A MILF is an abbreviated slang term used to describe a sexy woman who has children. Cindy says her personality has been affected by the aging process and doesn’t believe people find her as attractive as they once did.
“Age can be daunting, but you can’t stop it. I know 20-year-old guys don’t look at me anymore. I don’t feel it like I used to. I remember walking down streets in New York at the height of my modeling career, my hair up, and all the construction guys would go crazy. It’s different now.”
Just as Daniel Radcliffe professes his want to venture into fatherhood, Natalie Portman reveals she wants to be a mother.
The 28-year-old actress feels she has grown up and is finally responsible enough to settle down and start a family.
“I feel like I’m coming into my womanhood, and I’m less afraid or maybe I’m just getting old. I think about having kids, but I think you can’t plan for that sort of thing. It’s not like you can work at it.”
The Star Wars actress recently played “strong” and maternal Grace Cahill in the war drama Brothers, alongside Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. Natalie has reconsidered her views on motherhood since starring in the movie.
“It was such a fantastic opportunity because so many parts written for females my age are just like the cute, girlish love interest. To get to play a real woman who’s really strong and a good mother was really a great opportunity. It was not that challenging to be mother-ish because I have the most maternal mom in the world. So I’ve had a role model for my entire life.”
“Being an actress doesn’t mean I’ve not gone through every bit of what it takes to have and raise children. I raised my kids in New York City. They’re seven and 11, not infants any more, but I’ve pushed those strollers in the streets. Trying to raise kids on your own is not easy. It’s why I haven’t worked as much as I should or could have. It’s why I haven’t made a film in a year. But let’s face it, whoever you are, a girl’s got to make a living.”
- Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman on raising her two kids largely on her own.
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