Alicia Silverstone says another baby with ex-husband is 'not off the table'
Alicia Silverstone and ex Christopher Jarecki were married for 13 years before splitting earlier this year. The two share a son, Bear, who is seven
Not getting over an ex can make one do crazy things. But once the water is under the bridge, it's not that hard to remain friends. And if you're as cool as Alicia Silverstone, the concept of having another baby with your ex won't be too far fetched either. Over friendly, much? Maybe. But Alicia has always been the super unconventional one when it comes to motherhood - what with her eating her own placenta post-partum, not just for its nutritional value, but just because it was her 'happy pill' and what not... But this new claim from the 'Clueless' actress really comes as a... shocker?
But worry not, the mother of seven-year-old Bear has it all sorted when it comes to parenting him with her ex-husband, Christopher Jarecki, and when it comes to expanding her family. In simpler terms, Alicia - who is not in a relationship - isn't entirely opposed to the idea of having another baby with her ex.
"I have always dreamed of having a little girl, but of course I wanted another little Bear too," she explained in the October/November issue of the Working Mother magazine. "So whatever happens, if it happens, is good by me. I'm not in a relationship, but there are other ways to make babies." The writer who interviewed her also mentioned that according to Alicia, asking Christopher for an "assist" is "not off the table."
Not all that surprising, considering the two had been married for almost 13 years before splitting up earlier this year. Back then, in a statement, their rep had said that "they still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends." And that has proven to be true as the two continue to co-parent their son, Bear, like a pro, even though Alicia admits that she doesn't discuss her dating life with her son. But she likes to keep the dialogue open between them.
"He doesn't have any idea that I've ever been on a date. I have talked to him about how one day Mommy and Daddy might want to find another person to be with. That was hard. We had a really deep conversation about it, where I was just preparing him in case I did find a boyfriend," she explained. "But I just wanted to check in on him to see how he was doing. I would say, 'Mommy and Daddy like to live separately.'"
So how does she balance motherhood and a business at the same time? "What I have learned is that you can't do everything at the same time," she shared with the publication. "You have to go inside yourself and figure out what is the most important thing to you. For me, it was my son, and I refuse to miss any of his life, even though I have other desires."
The October/November issue of Working Mother is available on September 25.