Dayanara Torres talks about spending quality time with kids

03/12/2008 at 03:37 PM ET

The notion of introducing her children with ex-husband Marc AnthonyChristian, 7 and Ryan, 4 ½ — to potential boyfriends is something actress Dayanara Torres doesn’t take lightly.  She tells People that her policy is so strict "only because I respect (the children)," adding,

I’ve got to be very careful. I can’t just introduce them to anybody and not know him. Only when I think the relationship is going somewhere and getting serious, it’s when I start introducing, which happened only once.

The ‘once’ Dayanara refers to was Prison Break actor Amaury Nolasco, with whom Dayanara recently parted ways.  The 33-year-old former Miss Universe says that although being a single, working mom is "not easy" she’s "trying to balance it" as best she can.

Nothing is worth more than taking the quality time you have with your kids. I’m very careful of the projects I choose, to make sure that I don’t take away [anyone’s time]. It’s difficult trying to balance it all, but I’m doing it.

Source:  People

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Alicia on

She looks so much like Rhea Durham, it’s scary!

Ivey on

She seems like such a classy lady, I hope she finds that special someone eventually!!

dina mcnicols on

i love yari, she’s simple, dignified,
sexy, pretty who is more god-fearing
compared to her not handsome, seems drug addict, untidy, uneducated ex-huband
marc a., now jennifer lopez’s real-life
hubby #3, who doesn’t seem he’s not
taking a bath. yuck.

sweetiepie apple on

yari looks pretty, she’s more dignified
than the real-life hubby #3 marc anthony,
and wife #2 jlo..

hey, go, yari, go!!

kat on

i like yari’s attitude, surely, she has good p.r.

JulieP on

I adore her, it’s nice to hear how Marc’s other kiddos are doing instead of the twins for once.

CelebBabyLover on

I know this may sound weird, but I’m very glad that they didn’t ask her about Emme and Max. I mean, it seems like celebs are always being asked how their ex’s pregnancy is affecting them, or how they’re taking the news of the birth of their ex’s baby or babies. When Katie Holmes was pregnant, some interviewer even asked Chris Klein if he was going to send her a baby gift!

I can only imagine how awkward those types of questions must make celeb’s feel! Thank you, People, for not putting Dayanara through that!

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