Chyler Leigh isn’t afraid to admit it takes a “village” to raise a child – or three!
Between working long hours on Grey’s Anatomy to husband Nathan West‘s busy schedule, the actress has had to take help where needed when it comes to Noah Wilde, 7, Taelyn Leigh, 4½, and Anniston Kae, 22 months.
“We just had to hire a second nanny, two of our kids are special needs, so it’s been a bit challenging for my husband and I,” Leigh, 28, tells PARADE.
“He’s working as well, he produces, and between the workload and trying to take time for my husband and I to actually get out and do something together, it takes a village. I’m lucky if I get to sit down at some point during the day.”
That said, even while she’s away from her family and busy on set, Leigh’s children — and motherhood! — are never far from her mind. Fortunately, she’s found a strong support in co-star Ellen Pompeo, mom to 18-month-old daughter Stella Luna.
“Oh my gosh, we’re constantly talking about kids. It’s a perpetual conversation. It’s literally all we talk about,” Leigh reveals.
“We swap stories and pictures and we laugh a lot. When you start to see the best and worst qualities of yourself personified in a little human being, it makes for some really interesting and hysterical conversation.”
– Anya Leon