A book lover herself, Bridget Moynahan says she’s passing on her love of literature to her son Jack, 3 next month.
“I have pictures of him looking at books and flash cards when he’s just sitting up. I have one picture where I was reading a book on Buddha and Buddhism and his face is in there, looking at the words,” Bridget boasts to USA Today.
“We went through four books,” she adds of story time the night before. “He’s known his numbers and alphabet for some time now, and it’s clearly from reading, unless he’s going to accounting school on the side.”
The movie star mom had her son with her as she worked on her latest film Ramona & Beezus, based on the wildly popular series of books by author Beverly Cleary.
“Jack was on set every day,” says the movie’s director Elizabeth Allen. “She’d dash off whenever she could. She was all warmth and kindness with him.”
A single mom – she split from Jack’s dad Tom Brady before he was born – Bridget is used to juggling work and motherhood.
“It’s just what you do. If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that’s broken apart, I think that’s probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area.”
As for that very public breakup, Bridget doesn’t plan on opening up about it any time soon.
“I don’t see any upside in any of the drama being public for anyone. It’s not really my style,” she says. “At the end of the day, it’s my family. We keep it private.”