Christina Ricci reveals her 8-yr-old son Freddie is not sleep-trained and still sleeps with her
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: American actress Christina Ricci opened up about her kids as she disclosed that while her infant daughter, Cleopatra who is 9 months can sleep alone in a crib, her 8-year-old son Freddie still shares a bed with her.
“The fact that I can put her down in her crib and she just goes to sleep when my 8-year-old still sleeps with me is amazing,” the 42-years-old actress said joking that it’s a “f***ing miracle” that her baby is sleep-trained, PEOPLE reports.
The stunning 'Penelope' star then went on to describe the unique personalities of her two young children as she mentioned that she had previously tried and failed to train Freddie to sleep through the night. the 'Yellowjackets' beauty said he, “screamed himself hoarse and started banging his head against the crib railing,” so she had to pull back. “But with Cleo, when we decided to try it and see how she would react to it, she just sort of whined for about seven minutes and then laid down, clutched her little unicorn and went to sleep. It was like she was ready and she wanted to do it, and it was right for her.”
Year 1980-born actress Christina, who is also known for playing unusual characters with a dark edge, entered into motherhood in the year 2014 after giving birth to her first child Freddie with ex-husband James Heerdegen in August. Though she filed for divorce from James in July 2020. After which she welcomed her second child Cleopatra and her first with hair stylist Mark Hampton, whom she later on married in October of 2021 ahead of the birth of their daughter on December 8.
Nevertheless, it looks like the Penelope star's two kids get along just fine. The actress also confessed that she pays Freddie to play with her infant daughter “for 20 minutes at a time in her little playpen,” and says that “he is really helpful” with Cleo. “He can help me make a bottle. He can help me in the bathtub with her. It is really great,” she told the magazine. “There hasn’t been a lot of sibling jealousy or anything. That has been a huge relief.”