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Julianne Moore: 'I Only Married for My Children'

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Actress Julianne Moore opens up about her family and why she got married, as detailed in a new interview with The Guardian.

Julianne Moore

"The only reason I got married in 2003 was for my children. I had a therapist who said marriage is really a container for a family and that made sense to me. Bart [Freundlich] and I have been together for years. We have Caleb, 13, and our daughter Liv, who is 8."

Julianne also says the days of doing movies during the school year, away from her kids, are long over. Now she only tries to work in New York City, where she lives, or during the summer when her family can join. "Because of my own childhood experiences," says Julianne, growing up in an army family (her father was a military lawyer), she doesn't want to constantly pull her kids out of school for her own projects.

Momlogic wants to know -- is it right to marry just for the children? As a single mother, is a partner ideal because it's important for children have a "container for a family."



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Secret Mommy February 7, 2011, 4:01 PM

I don’t think that’s what she’s saying. If I remember correctly, she and her partner were together for MANY years before they were married and they had both of their children before getting married. I don’t think she’s saying she only got married to have children or that she could only have children if she married…I think she’s saying that making her and Bart’s relationship “official” by getting married was a good thing for their children. And that seems to make perfect sense to me. My 3 year old already asks all kinds of questions about what it takes to be a family and while we give him lots of examples of what families are made up of, he seems to be very accepting of an insular “package” made up of a married couple and their children.

But no, I don’t think a partner is an essential ingredient to make a happy family.

Sol February 7, 2011, 4:07 PM

I agree with the first poster. I don’t think that is what she is saying at all.

For myself I was with my partner for 8 years, had 2 children and then decided last month to tie the knot. When people asked us why now and not before we didn’t really have an answer that satisfied people. It just seemed like the right thing for us to do now. It made us feel more like a unit and felt like it would be good for our children.

Rachel February 7, 2011, 4:45 PM

I agree with the other posters. I think they twist what people are saying to fit what they think they should be talking about.
Me and my husband were dating for a long time we had our daughter and didn’t marry until she was 2 1/2. It just seemed right than. Nothing to do with her personally though we do believe you should be married if you have kids…

MommyLisa February 7, 2011, 5:18 PM

I TOTALLY agree with Secret Mommy, but also celebrities sometimes just say stuff to get press.

XXXX February 8, 2011, 9:34 AM

Who gives a crap!

Immobilier Bretagne March 6, 2011, 3:04 PM

It’s laborious to find knowledgeable individuals on this topic, however you sound like you know what you’re speaking about! Thanks


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