Celebrity Baby Blog / Parenting

Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals How Robert Downey Jr. Taught Her How to Love and Be a Good Parent

10/13/2016 at 05:00 PM ET

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Sarah Jessica Parker is opening up about the lessons she learned as a result of her relationship with Robert Downey Jr.

The former couple met on the set of their film Firstborn and dated for seven years in the ’80s and early ’90s before calling it quits.

“It taught me how I love,” the Divorce star told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle of her relationship with the actor, who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse during much of their time together, ultimately leading to their demise.

Adds Parker, 51, “And what’s the difference between loving and taking care of people and what’s necessary, and what grown-ups should and shouldn’t do for one another.”

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New Dad Adam Levine Talks Life at Home with Daughter Dusty Rose: ‘It’s a Beautiful Experience’

10/13/2016 at 02:15 PM ET

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First-time fatherhood has definitely humbled Adam Levine.

“I’ve been a parent for three weeks; what do I know?” the Maroon 5 frontman, who welcomed daughter Dusty Rose with wife Behati Prinsloo on Sept. 21, joked to Ryan Seacrest Thursday during his show On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

“I don’t know anything, but it’s part of the beauty of it, honestly,” continues Levine, 37. “There are a lot of instincts, a lot of things that kick in and switch on. It’s a beautiful experience.”

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Reveal Why They Keep Their Kids Out of the Spotlight – and Why They May Still Go for Baby No. 5

10/13/2016 at 12:15 PM ET

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HGTV Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines open up about their Fixer Upper empire and why they’ll always choose family over fame. Subscribe now for an exclusive interview at home with the duo, only in PEOPLE!

Chip and Joanna Gaines are famous for their Fixer Upper empire, but the home-improvement couple want to keep their kids far away from the spotlight.

And while their four children — Emmie, 6, Duke, 8, Ella, 9, and Drake, 11 — do occasionally appear in their reality show, they’re not subjected to filming multiple takes and the Gaineses don’t show their faces in photoshoots.

“They’re so young and we want to give them the chance to have a normal childhood,” Joanna says in this week’s issue of PEOPLE.

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Sarah Jessica Parker on the Struggle of Being a Working Mom: You ‘Want to Maintain This Other Part of Your Life’

10/13/2016 at 11:15 AM ET

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Sarah Jessica Parker has been exposed to all sorts of emotions on the parenting spectrum.

A specific emotion she can relate to personally is a popular one: guilt.

“[Parenting] changes you in every possible way, but there’s a struggle, there’s a conflict that exists, which is you also want to maintain this other part of your life,” the Divorce star told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle.

“The reason it’s a conflict, usually, is that you like the other life, too,” adds the actress, 51. “Someone [told me] that working mothers who work outside of home feel guilty about work because they like the work.”

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Ben McKenzie Reveals Inspiration Behind Daughter Frances’ Name

10/12/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

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Ben McKenzie is one proud papa.

On Wednesday, the Gotham actor sat down with Harry Connick Jr. for his show Harry to talk about his new daughter Frances Laiz with partner Morena Baccarin.

“Her name is Frances, after my mother,” says McKenzie, 38. “I love that name. We call her Frankie. She’s 7 months old, and the cutest thing in the world.”

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Why Sarah Jessica Parker’s Impoverished Childhood Means She Wants Her Kids to ‘Yearn’ for Material Things

10/12/2016 at 01:30 PM ET

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From her turn as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City to her newest role as protagonist Frances in the HBO dramedy DivorceSarah Jessica Parker has become a household name over the duration of her 30-plus-year career.

But before she hit the big time, the actress and mother of three had a humbling upbringing, far away from the limelight, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“I think my mother is sorry that there were things she couldn’t give us, but I work hard to be as depriving to my children as my mother was … meaning I like to withhold things from my children,” Parker told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle of how her childhood has influenced how she and husband Matthew Broderick are raising their kids: 7-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Loretta and son James, 13.

“Things they want, I think they should yearn for, and in some cases, as my son gets older, I think he should earn,” adds Parker, 51. “I think it’s good to pine for something so that when you get it, it has such meaning. You aren’t casual about the possession.”

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Kate Hudson Calls Son Ryder’s Preteen Years a ‘Beautiful Time’: ‘It’s All Changing and Starting’

10/12/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

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Kate Hudson was a young starlet focused on her acting career and didn’t live out any wild-child Hollywood stereotypes.

And luckily, she doesn’t think she’ll have to worry too much about her preteen son Ryder giving her any problems, either.

“Ryder’s a great kid. But, you know, he’s 12. So it’s all changing and starting. It’s a beautiful time,” she told PEOPLE Tuesday at the CFDA and Fabletics Celebrate for a Cause, which doubled as the opening of her 16th Fabletics store in Torrance, California.

Adds the 37-year-old Almost Famous actress, who shares Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, “I feel like seeing him now is the most amazing thing because you’re really starting to understand and see their character as they get to this age.”

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