Tori Spelling graces the cover of the upcoming June / July issue of Cookie. Inside, she shared the challenges of being pregnant in the spotlight, hiring a nanny and losing baby weight.
On the weirder parts of being pregnant in Hollywood… “During both pregnancies, people touched my belly a lot. I would never do that to a pregnant woman—it’s a personal thing. And if I did, I’d say, “Your belly is so cute, can I touch it?” But when fans do it, I couldn’t say, “Please don’t touch,” because then it would be “What a bitch!” At a certain point, I just decided that [my second baby] Stella was getting a lot of love in there”
On losing baby weight in Hollywood… “Well, after I’d given birth to Stella, some woman at the market grabbed my belly and asked when I was due. When she had the flab in her hand, she realized her mistake. And the first time I went out after I had Liam, the paparazzi were around and I remember trying to hold my stomach in, even though my muscles were shot to hell, because it’s not like they want a story, “Look at the happy couple, they just had a baby” they want, “Do you see her stomach? We thought she already had the baby.” But I always say the weeklies build you up to tear you down. It’s a funny cycle. The week before they were asking, “Is she too thin?” they showed a picture of me in a bikini on the beach saying I looked great”
On hiring a nanny for her children… Cookie: You were also very close to your nanny until her death when you were in your early 30s. Did that make hiring a nanny for your own kids less fraught?
Tori: I never understood being competitive with a nanny. If you have someone you trust and who loves your kids, then what an amazing thing you’ve done for them. My kids have Patsy, who is a baby nurse to them and like a mother figure to me. Stella was an unplanned pregnancy, and I think it happened so I could keep Patsy longer. I am very sad Nanny and my dad never got to meet my kids. I have this little bear that was Nanny’s, and I always bring it when I fly. I recently showed it to Liam and explained that the bear is like a grandparent who looks out for us. He grabbed it and kissed it.
Read our interview with Tori when she co-hosted an event with us (and was expecting Stella!) here.