CAR­MEN GETS CAN­DID

Car­men Elec­tra dishes on baby plans — and her ex-hubby!

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Car­men Elec­tra knows she has a bad-girl rep­u­ta­tion. “I think peo­ple as­sume I’m al­ways this wild lady danc­ing on ta­bles — and don’t get me wrong, I still do that! But they would be sur­prised to know that I can be very tra­di­tional, too,” re­veals the Ohio na­tive, 45. That car­ries over to her de­sire to hear the pit­ter-pat­ter of lit­tle feet. “I ab­so­lutely want kids,” she says. “Be­ing a mom would be my whole life.” The ac­tress, model and TV per­son­al­ity, who stars in Food Net­work’s Worst Cooks in Amer­ica: Celebrity Edi­tion, talks to In Touch’s Diana Cooper about moth­er­hood plans, the day she met her late men­tor, Prince, and her cozy re­la­tion­ship with her ex-hus­band.

What kind of mom do you think you’d be? CE: I think I would make an amaz­ing mother. When it comes to fam­ily, I have my Ohio stan­dards. I’d want my kids to have the same kind of ex­pe­ri­ence I had with my mom.

Do you have a time­line? CE: I don’t feel like I’m com­pletely ready yet. But my eggs are still good…i may freeze them.

You and Dave Navarro di­vorced in 2006. Do you still speak? CE: All the time. I was re­cently in NYC shoot­ing, and he was at the same ho­tel and he found out and reached out, so we hung out a lit­tle bit. No mat­ter what, we’ll be friends for­ever.

Is there a chance you’ll get back to­gether? CE: I mean, our mar­riage didn’t work out, but he’s a great guy and I think we’re meant to be in each other’s lives in some ca­pac­ity. Will we get back to­gether? I don’t know. Maybe we’ll sur­prise ev­ery­body and get mar­ried again!

In gen­eral, what do you look for in a man? CE: They have to be in­tel­li­gent. I like some­one who has walked on the edge but is in a good place and has their life to­gether. That’s sexy to me.

You’re on Worst Cooks in Amer­ica. How bad are you? CE: I don’t cook at all. I’ve made a few grilled cheeses. On the show, I had to make lob­ster salad. Shell­fish makes me nau­seous and when I grabbed a lob­ster, the legs were mov­ing and I felt like it was star­ing me down!

Has it af­fected the way you eat? CE: Well, I don’t cook for my­self ev­ery day. I am eat­ing more fruit though. But ev­ery day I have to have cook­ies or cup­cakes or an ap­ple pie. And then I see a pic­ture of my­self and I’m like, “Aw, man, I need to go back on a diet!” ◼

NEW GIG On Worst Cooks in Amer­ica, celebs in like Car­men (in stripes) face off the kitchen with help from men­tors Rachael Ray and Anne Bur­rell. “I learned so much,” says Car­men.

HOME­BODY AT HEART “Peo­ple are sur­prised at how down-to-earth I am,” says Car­men. “I like to stay home on Fri­day nights and lis­ten to [the au­dio­book of] The Art of Hap­pi­ness by the Dalai Lama.” LIFE OF THE PARTY Car­men (in 2005) ad­mits she still has a wild

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