Sarah Jessica Parker: Kids can distract from marriage
December 7th, 2011
08:56 AM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker: Kids can distract from marriage

According to Sarah Jessica Parker, "kids can really distract you from your relationship," as the 46-year-old mom of three told U.K. paper the Telegraph.

The actress is raising son James Wilkie, 8, and twins Tabitha and Loretta, 2, with husband Matthew Broderick. She adds, "Maybe in good ways and bad ways. It's important to have all eyes on all parts of the relationship."

She and Broderick, who've been together for 20 years, have had the same relationship bumps as everyone else: "You have good days, you have decent days, and you have bad days. That's a marriage. That's a relationship. That's a friendship, even - relationships outside the marriage run the same course."

And the more offspring you have, the more challenging things get. "Going from one to three children is a much bigger adjustment than becoming a mother in the first place," SJP says. "One child in retrospect seems a cake walk compared to where I stand today."

She may have more resources than most, but in the end, Parker’s still a worried mom. "Children provide a whole new set of concerns," the actress adds. "Who knows what I'll be insecure about next week?"

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  3. Casey

    Twins are Tabitha and Marion...not Loretta.

    January 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. angel

    no really??? seriously? they become your no 1 priority-and this is news, how????

    December 9, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mrs.T

    I am always amazed at the number of men in their 30s living in moms basement who choose to post on articles such as this. On another note... wow. 20 years married while both are in the business is amazing... and three beatiful kids to boot... congrats Sarah and Matt!

    December 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oodoodanoo

      To all those congratulating her for 20 years of marriage: She hasn't been married for 20 years. She's been "together" with her spouse for 20 years, the first 6 of which they were just living together.

      AND you could cut diamonds with that face.

      December 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Old Salt

      So what is they have not been married for 20 years and shacked up for 6? Unless you are Mother Theresa, who cares? Living without being married and then marrying for this long means they were mature about their relationship and not jumping into a mistake after that first kiss or night alone.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. madhater

    @ laurab68, haha you spelled anonymous wrong. You ugly biznatch.

    December 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sarah S

    Jeez, she's not that bad. i think people who make fun of people online, famous or not are unhappy in real life and it makes them feel better about it.

    December 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Evel Knievel

    What's hard on a relationship is having to look into Witchiepoo's face when you want some loving.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @Rachel

    Remember u once were a child...

    December 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Måd Råp3r

    It's actually not that hard being perfect. I have to work at it, much like SJP works hard at pulling stagecoaches with her equine sisters.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Stable Called

      laura... actually, she is a beautiful, lovely horse... Please don't mix up your facts.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rachel

    Children are gross little varments. Not for me.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. laurab68

    What is wrong with all you people??? It must be hard being as perfect as of you. She is a beautiful lovely person. She works hard at her marriage of 20 years while raising 3 kids (most of us would kill for help with multiple children.) It's so easy to sit in front of computers and slam someone else instead of just being nice when you are anonimous.
    Take a long look at you before you say nasty things about other people. Grandma was right...if you can't say something nice about someone (or in this case, type it) then just keep your lips closed.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victorian

      Very well said!!! I'm so tired of the haters. She is still beautiful, she has a smoking hot body...and she's elected to not have a ton of plastic surgery and stuff done. Enough! And I'm very happy for her!

      December 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ol Salt

      Finally a natural woman and successful wife and mother, and the public complains?

      The local pub must have closed early so that these whiners could complain about someone with the looks and body parts God gave her, and nothing else but the talent she has displayed since childhood.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MelanieB

    I think she is cute and love that she doesnt take all of that money and run out and get a nose job. I like her just as she is, and am pleased that she does too.

    December 7, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. @tracie

    Matthew has. Why u jealous?

    December 7, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. beenz

    Luckily you can dump them on the nanny(ies) and go shopping.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  16. Is That Mr. Ed's Dream Girlfriend (or Marefriend, if there is such a term)?

    Mr. Ed, right up your alley!

    December 7, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. The Stable Called

    Before she left the barn to pursue her acting career she was groomed to be a potential winner in the Triple Crown. She even had an offer from Budweiser to star in their commercials but she declined. Shame.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. rochelle

    LOL 😉

    December 7, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  19. The Måd Råp3r

    Holy crap, a talking horse!

    December 7, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  20. rochelle

    why isnt anyone posting?

    December 7, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  21. With doooodooooo on it


    December 7, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  22. Diz

    Spoken like a true wife and mother. No relationship is perfect. Work out the ups and downs instead of throwing in the towel.

    December 7, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. jimmy

    Her scary witch face and huge nose also distracts people.

    December 7, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • MattyOH

      LOL, but I think she looks more like Geddy Lee.

      December 27, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Old Salt

      If you really find her unattractive, then you outta get a load of yourself in the mirror!!!

      I bet she'd never saddle herself with one so critical and rude and definitely, not a gentleman like her husband.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |

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