CARMEN GETS CANDID
Carmen Electra dishes on baby plans — and her ex-hubby!
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!” ◼