Josie Bissett: Children Are the Greatest Joy

09/11/2008 at 10:30 AM ET

Courtesy BabyCouture

Actress and author Josie Bissett graces the ‘Back to School’ issue of BabyCouture this month alongside her two children Mason Tru, 9, and Maya Rose, 6. In the interview, Josie, 37, reveals that her first foray into the world of children’s literature — The Tickle Monster, released earlier this year — was quickly written, but slow to come to fruition. "The ‘Tickle Monster’ story literally flew out of my mouth," Josie explains. "After I put [Mason] to sleep, I quickly wrote it down and just 7 short years later, it’s finally finished!" The children have been more than enough to keep her busy during the interim, however. Says Josie,

"I can’t imagine my life without my kids. Raising them has been the greatest joy in my life."

Mason and Maya are Josie’s children with ex-husband Rob Estes. She can currently be seen in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which airs on the ABC Family channel.

Source: Baby Couture

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FILED UNDER: Celeb Style , Kids , News , Parenting

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brooke on

Her ex rob estes is such a hunk, I see him on the new 90210 show. I remember they broke up because she left him for a woman. Both kids look a lot like her, especially the boy.

sue on

Josie is as beautiful as in the Melrose days… Kids are very adorable and resemble Rob alot.

Becky on

I wonder if she still lives in WA. She used to live here and own a you paint pottery store in Bellevue. She is/was so sweet. The store is no longer there, but I am curious if they still live here, outside of Hollywood.

Berjoui on

What? They broke up because she left him for a woman?

It makes me sad everytime I read something about her and it refers to him as her “ex” and I always wondered why they split up but I never heard that before!?!

jashmom on

Josie looks just like she did back during her Melrose days (hasn’t aged a bit!!!). I hope Mother Nature is that kind to me. =P Both kids are cute. Mason looks just like his dad.

Jane on

Josie is gorgeous and so is Rob. It seems rather strange that they are NOT together anymore!

Kathleen on

the kids really do resemble rob a lot. especially the boy. very similiar🙂

Katie on

I agree about the boy looking a lot like Rob. Seriously she left him for woman. They never said that before. So is it really true?


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brooke on

Yea it’s defintley true, rob admitted josie left him for a woman, this was a few years ago, like 2-3yrs I remember.

teenyz on

She is still in WA. As is Rob. He commutes for tv projects.

grace on

umm, look at the 3rd picture from the top, does anybody else see anything weird about it? haha. that’s just really bad timing.

the kids are so cute though!

terri on

I didn’t realize that they had broken up. They were such a beautiful couple.

Katja Palm on

the kids are really cute,so are Josie and Rob

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