When it comes to rocking voluptuous curves, Samantha Harris is no match for her celebrity peers — except when breastfeeding.
“There are a lot of women in Hollywood who are known for their bodies because of their cleavage — that’s something that I usually lack, and I’m okay with that,” the Entertainment Tonight correspondent, 37, told PEOPLE during the launch of The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer on Nov. 14 in Los Angeles.
“Except when I was pregnant and breastfeeding, there was an abundance.”
Fortunately, the sudden added assets shortly before and after the births of daughters Josselyn Sydney, 4, and Hillary Madison, 10 months, were only temporary.
“I’ve decided that cleavage is for the men, but in practicality, if you asked most women out there, dealing with a large bosom is difficult to do going through life,” she says.
“I don’t like the fashion choices I had to make when I was larger there … and exercise was no fun because you had to do double [the] sports bra and you feel constricted.”
Admittedly in a “much freer place now” since returning to her normal size, Harris is now sporting a new red carpet craze: dresses with drool.
“Usually there’s spit up on me or something happened with the kids,” she laughs. “Lately it’s been a lot of drool because my daughter really likes to gnaw on my shoulder.”
As for her girls, Harris reveals the “chase” is on in her household, with Josselyn in the lead and Hillary close behind.
“Hillary just wants to be around her big sister Josselyn and go wherever she goes,” Harris shares, adding her youngest is perfecting her wobbly walk. “Hillary is crawling up a storm so much faster than her sister did because she is constantly trying to catch up.”
And with Hillary meeting her milestones earlier than Josselyn, Harris and her husband Michael Hess attribute much of her success to one thing: second child syndrome.
“With baby number one my husband and I did everything for her, but baby number two doesn’t have that luxury because we’re constantly juggling two,” she explains.
– Anya Leon with reporting by Reagan Alexander