Brooke Burke and her absolutely adorable daughter Rain grace the cover of the new issue of Working Mother magazine. The very busy mom – along with her Dancing with the Stars gig, she’s the CEO of ModernMom.com, is publishing her first book and has children Neriah, 10, Sierra, 8, Rain, 3, and Shaya, 2! – took some time out to chat about her career and her kids.
On her Playboy past: “My younger ones wouldn’t even know what Playboy is. My older daughters are too young to have that conversation right now. They know I was a model, and they like seeing the contrast of Mommy in sweats to being all glamorized. I don’t think any of my children are going to grow up being judgmental. Many respectable women in the industry have graced the cover of Playboy. So I don’t think it’ll ever be an issue or a problem or anything confusing for my kids.”
On her first TV job, hosting E!’s Wild On: “When I had my oldest, Neriah, I never left her. Traveling around the world was part of my job, and I took her to 40 countries by the time she was 2. I wasn’t going to leave my baby at home; we were a package deal. It’s all about what works for you and what you decide to do with your family. For me, I felt like those younger years were super-important.”
On how she and David Charvet keep the spark alive: “We try to go on a date once a week, but that doesn’t always happen. We’ll have a romantic dinner by candlelight after the kids go to sleep. Sometimes we want time alone, but we’re just too tired. After all, we have two kids under age 3 who aren’t sleeping through the night.”
Read the rest of Brooke’s interview at WorkingMother.com