Sarah Jessica Parker is a doting mom to three kids – James, 9, and two-year-old twins, Loretta and Tabitha – with husband Matthew Broderick. But the New Years Eve actress warns that parenting can often “distract” couples from taking care of each other.
“Kids can really distract you from your relationship,” she says. “Maybe in good ways and bad ways. It’s important to have all eyes on all parts of the relationship.”
“It’s something you really have to pay attention to. But you figure it out.”
She and Matthew have been together a long time – especially by Hollywood’s standards – but Sarah admits that they’ve had their ups and downs. “We’ve been together for 20 years and you have good days, you have decent days, and you have bad days. That’s a marriage,” she says.
“That’s a relationship. That’s a friendship, even – relationships outside the marriage run the same course. If you’re in it for the long haul and you want meaningful relationships you are going to go through lots of different periods.”
But Sarah says theirs is a marriage of equals. “He does lots in the house. He shops for me a lot and he cooks for all of us. There are a lot of things he does better than I do, so it balances itself out. I don’t feel taken advantage of. We take care of each other.”