Rebecca Romijn: Motherhood 'Makes Me Feel Whole'

05/15/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
Courtesy InStyle

Rebecca Romijn started her career as a model – and, following in her footsteps, her 4-month-old twin daughters have now posed for their first fashion photo shoot. Featured with her girls for an InStyle magazine spread, the actress says that Mom is her most rewarding role to date.

“Being a mom makes me feel whole and like I understand the meaning of life,” Rebecca, 36, tells InStyle for the June Sexy issue, on newsstands May 22nd. “All I want to do is stare into my babies’ eyes nonstop.”

Rebecca, who has already lost 60 lbs. since delivering Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip via c-section in December, is nearly back to her pre-baby body — but says she doesn’t worry too much about her figure.

“I’m a jeans size up from where I usually am, but there’s nothing about it that freaks me out,” she says. “I feel as sexy as I have ever felt. I’ve always said that sexy is having a really strong sense of yourself and never taking yourself too seriously.”

As for how her husband, Jerry O’Connell, is handling a house full of women, Rebecca praises him as a wonderful dad. “He’s got endless amounts of energy, and he’s having such a blast with these girls.”

Just don’t ask Jerry what it will be like when the girls are older. Jokes Rebecca: “He’s determined not to let them ever date while he is alive.”

Courtesy InStyle

Source: InStyle

– Marla Lehner

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Jane on

Every interview I’ve ever read with Jerry and Rebecca says that one of the babies looks just like her and one looks just like him, but I don’t see it.

Marilyn on

They are very cute. It looks like one has brown hair and one has blonde hair.

aubrey mackenzie on

dolly and charlie are beautiful baby girls

Whitney on

Jane – I was thinking the same thing…. maybe the blond one looks like him and we just assume because she is blond that one looks like her…. I dunno – but they are precious!

Teenie on

Jane and Whitney, maybe Jerry and Rebecca know what they look like better than we do? After all, we see mostly posed shots of both the babies and the parents. In reality, they might look very different so I would trust that they know better. To me, they look like blobs with different hair colors but as they age it might be more obvious for US to see what Rebecca and Jerry already notice?

Jane on

“Jane and Whitney, maybe Jerry and Rebecca know what they look like better than we do? After all, we see mostly posed shots of both the babies and the parents. In reality, they might look very different so I would trust that they know better.”

Teenie: I never presumed to know better than Jerry or Rebecca. In fact, I never once said they don’t look like their parents. I said “I don’t see it” which just means that I don’t personally see a resemblance. What part of that statement implied that I thought I knew better than Rebecca or Jerry?

Lis on

I’m sorry, but I’m just not a fan of hers. I feel really bad for John Stamos. He really wanted kids and she was too into her career and didn’t want them so they split…then she remarries right away and has kids and goes on and on about motherhood and how it completes her?? Just seems kinda like a slap in the face for John.

But I do really like Jerry O’Connell :)

Whitney on

ha ha blobs – all babies look like blobs – some are just cuter blobs….

Whitney on

I think in all cases parents/family make decisions on who looks like whom….. ie: my siblings and I all look different but when my sister was little my mom used to say that she looked like her. Well that couldn’t be further from the truth – except for her skin color she is mostly my dad…..And now that I am an adult – people call me Robin (my mom’s name)…

SH on

“I’m a jeans size up from where I usually am, but there’s nothing about it that freaks me out,”

Wow, she’s a size 2 now instead of a 0. Don’t be too hard on yourself…don’t freak out or anything…

Tricia on

SH, I’m laughing because I thought the same thing about the jeans!!! If I looked like her, I wouldn’t worry too much about my figure, either!

plS on

“I feel really bad for John Stamos. He really wanted kids and she was too into her career and didn’t want them so they split.”

This was just a rumor, not a fact. Both Romijn and Stamos denied it. In fact, Stamos stated after the divorce that HE didn’t want kids, although it seems as though he has changed his mind, as he said in a recent interview that he would like kids in the future.

Even if it were true, though, that’s no reason to dislike someone. Maybe it just felt wrong to her to have kids with Stamos as he obviously wasn’t the right person for her? If I was in a marriage that wasn’t working, I wouldn’t want to have kids either.

Jane on

“I feel really bad for John Stamos. He really wanted kids and she was too into her career and didn’t want them so they split…then she remarries right away and has kids and goes on and on about motherhood and how it completes her??”

I’m glad John and Rebecca didn’t have a child together. It annoys me endlessly when people deliberately decide to bring a child into an already crumbling relationship, especially since it’s the child who ends up suffering the most.

sadie on

Ditto Jane’s first comment. Mind you, I suspect a bit of heavy photoshopping has gone on. The eye colour and skin has definitely been altered or enhanced.
Ever noticed how when stars debut their bubs, they never have the usual newborn ailments (ie cradle cap, infant acne, drool rash etc etc etc)!

Stephany on

The girls are adorable and I have to agree, I was trying to see resemblences but I’m terrible at that unless it’s blatantly obvious. I just see two adorable four-month-old babies! :)

Crystal on

I was really sad when she and John divorced. I really liked them together. I remember right after they split a reporter was trying to get a pic of her and she wouldn’t turn around and give him the shot. So he shouts out “No wonder your husband left you.” She was crushed and devastated! I thought her and Jerry were an odd pairing but they seem to have a really happy marriage, life and family. CONGRATULATIONS to them both on the birth of their BEAUTIFUL girls and the expansion of their family. As far as the rumor about him wanting kids and her not goes…. I didn’t hear that one. I hope that isn’t true cause it must be REALLY hard for him to see her move on and go on to have children with her next husband. I wish Rebecca, John, Jerry and their families all the blessins in the world!! ♥

Solène on

To me it’s pretty obvious that the blond one looks like Rebecca and the other one is the spitting image of Jerry. Look at their faces and compare Dolly’s face with her mommy! But it might change as they grow up though…

aroundthewaygirl on

Maybe she didn’t want kids with John and she probably had a good reason which made sense to her. And you know what, too bad, so sad, but I don’t feel the least bit sorry for John. They were married. They got divorced. They moved on. Rebecca and Jerry have some very beautiful babies.

Christina Bledsoe on

They are beautiful babies, wow. Its not to surprising mommy is beautiful too.

Gabriella on

sooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorena on

If I was married to John Stamos I wouldn’t want to have kids with him either. It’s all about how a man treats you and I think Jerry adores Rebecca and has put her on a pedestal since the day they met. When you feel that a man makes you a priority, you want to give him something back and want to from a famiy with him. So, I don’t blame Rebecca for having a change of heart. Her job isn’t to be sensitive to John Stamos feelings anymore. He’s her past, he’s history. She can gush about her new husband, her darling twins or how fulfilling her life as a mother now is because it’s her right.

Bella Mama on

these babies are absolutely beautiful! wow!

Still Life in South America on

Rebecca seems like such a grounded woman. I am happy that she found such happiness and love with Jerry.

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