Selma Blair: Letting Herself Enjoy Motherhood
Selma Blair stopped wearing black after giving birth to son Arthur in 2011: as she told the website The Glow in a recent interview, she’s “just too happy now.” The actress and Arthur’s dad, fashion designer Jason Bleick, separated in 2012. Blair acknowledges that being a Solo Mom isn’t always easy—“It takes a village, and it’s really hard to be the village on your own.” She and Bleick do remain friendly; they even take family trips together. But more than anything, she’s smitten with her son. The actress describes parenthood as being “amazingly rewarding” and defends the fierce attachment that exists between a mother and her child. “As a mom, there’s almost a shame in feeling too attached, like there’s something shameful in saying, ‘My kid is my life these days,’” Blair said. Her advice? “Let yourself enjoy it. I wish people talked about the love more.” The actress has appeared in the Hellboy film franchise and is currently working on a series for FX titled American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.
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