Dayna Devon Stays in the Moment With Daughter and Son

07/20/2009 at 05:00 PM ET
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If there is a secret to balancing work and family, Dayna Devon hasn’t found it yet. Mom to Emmi Reese, 3 ½, and Cole Brent, 2 ½, the 39-year-old former Extra! host candidly tells the August/September issue of Fit Pregnancy magazine that “this has been tough for me because they are really sad when I leave for work or go out.” She stays positive by surrounding herself “with people who understand,” and by staying in the moment.

“When I am home with my children, I am really home with them. I don’t answer my cell phone. I am not as involved in some things as I would like to be, but I do my best.”

At the same time, Dayna’s priorities are clear. Cole recently cut off the tip of his finger — “the worst moment of my life,” Dayna says — and she was scheduled to work. “I didn’t go, and I didn’t care if they fired me,” Dayna says. “I’m not afraid of the word ‘can’t’ anymore. I had a hard time with that before.” She goes on to suggest that expectant moms keep a sense of humor, and get plenty of exercise — something Dayna skimped on with her second pregnancy. “I still wish I had done better with my diet,” she admits.

“But just remember it’s all going to be OK. I remember thinking I wasn’t bonding with my daughter. I even thought about quitting my job!”

Emmi Reese and Cole are Dayna’s children with husband Dr. Brent Moelleken.

Source: Fit Pregnancy, August/September issue

— Missy

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Donna on

I sure hope they were able to attach her little boy’s fingertip back on. How scary.

Bancie1031 on

“former host of eXtra”???? She’s not on Extra anymore??? I love Dayna … she’s so pretty …. I wonder what her kids look like now …. we haven’t seen Cole since she showed him on Extra that one time.

Robert on

Yeah, was wondering what happened to Dayna. Hope her son is doing better now, and I wish her and her family the best. Please come back to EXTRA or another show when you are ready and able, your fans appreciate your work, and we know you gave a lot of great years to EXTRA, beautiful lady!:-)

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