British-born beauty Minnie Driver admits her love life has had some ups and downs, but the 40-year-old Good Will Hunting star says she has no regrets.
“I wouldn’t change a thing about what I’ve done in the past because what may have been bad choices have all led me to this moment,” Minnie tells The Times Online. “I’m incredibly happy because I’ve got my beautiful baby and lovely partner.”
Minnie is a single mom to her 1 1/2-year-old son Henry Story, though his father – her “partner,” whose identity she’s chosen not to reveal – is reportedly a very active part of the boy’s life.
She admits that being a working single mom has it’s challenges, particularly in light of her rather nomadic existence as an actress, but she and Henry seem to be finding their way.
“There’s no way, as a new mum, I could have let Henry cry for long; a little bit maybe,” says Minnie, who reveals she sought the advice of parenting guru Rachel Waddilove when Henry was an infant. “Besides, once you get your feeding sorted, their sleeping patterns fall into place. I’ve never brought Henry into bed with me, which was very hard, but I wanted to teach him that his bed isn’t a scary, isolated place. Now he’s the happiest, funniest, sweetest and most adaptable baby; he has slept in more drawers, walk-in closets and hotel bathrooms than you can imagine. We’re proper gypsies.”
So might there be more babies in the actress’ future?
“Growing up, I thought I’d have at least five kids,” she says. “I’m surprised I have only one; I really want more. It was never my intention to leave it until I was in my late thirties, but it was never the right time, right place or right person. Too many women put it off until everything is in place, but there’s never a perfect time, is there?”
Next up for Minnie is the drama Betty Anne Walters, co-starring Hilary Swank and Juliette Lewis.