MOLLY OPENS UP
The best things in life aren’t always planned! The expectant star gets real about her third — surprise — pregnancy
Molly Sims tells In Touch all about her surprise pregnancy at age 43.
Happily married with two kids and a successful career, Molly Sims thought her life was complete. Then came a huge surprise: Another baby was on the way! “I’m a bit older, so I just never thought it was going to happen,” the 43-year-old mom to Brooks, 4, and Scarlett, 19 months, with producer hubby Scott Stuber, tells In Touch. “We were shocked.” Now in her third trimester (the baby is due near the end of the year), the model and actress can’t wait to meet the newest family member. “I’m so excited,” says Molly, who recently teamed up with Dreft for the launch of America’s Messiest Baby contest. “I couldn’t feel any luckier or happi- er.” Here, she talks pregnancy cravings, baby weight — and how she handles “mommy guilt.”
Congrats! How are you feeling? MS: Definitely not as sick. Before, I wasn’t able to eat, but now I want to eat all the time! I’m on the other end of the pendulum.
Any specific cravings? MS: Salt, turkey and dark chocolate things. I had hot chocolate before I went to bed last night.
Are you doing anything differently with this pregnancy? MS: I’m exercising more — although if I exercise too much, I find that I’m starving! So I’m doing a little bit of Pilates, a little bit of yoga and a little bit of cardio.
Do you have a plan to lose the baby weight? MS: My first pregnancy, I was 204 pounds when I went to the hospital. I have a little bit of a thyroid problem. So we’re trying to put a plan together now.
Do you feel pressure to lose it quickly? MS: Yes! It’s very hard. You spend the last two months be- ing pregnant thinking, “How am I going to get the weight off ?”
That’s stressful. MS: I’ve always said this about modeling: It’s not like you wake up one day like, “Oh, I’m not going to worry about [my weight]!” I always have to watch it.
What’s the hardest part of being a pregnant mom of two? MS: Mommy guilt and time management. I’ve made it my priority to carve out time to spend with each of them separately. I’ll do the same with Baby No. 3.
How do you balance all of that with work? MS: I always tell myself to pick a lane. When I’m working, I’m all work. When I’m with my family, they’re my priority.
How has motherhood changed your life? MS: I went from taking 10-minute showers to 37-second showers. I went from having a schedule I thought was crazy to one that’s even crazier. But every day I get to watch my babies grow up in front of me — so I feel more blessed than I ever have! ◼