Actress Liv Tyler is simply stunning on the cover of the March issue of Marie Claire UK. A single mom since her split from her ex-husband Royston Langdon in 2008, Liv and her 7-year-old son Milo have criss-crossed the country, settling in Los Angeles for a while before returning to the East coast. These days, the 34-year-old beauty is just trying to live in the moment: “If I’ve learned anything about life, it’s that you don’t know what’s going to happen,” she explains.
Looking back on her decision to head west for a while, Liv says the move was a “healing one” at a complicated time in her life: “We all moved to LA – obviously, separately – just to get a new perspective. I wanted to see what it was like. It was very healing. I have a lot of really good friends there. Then we came back together. I’m always trying to figure out what’s the best for him [Milo] as a person. The kind of person I want him to be. The values I want him to have. Much as I love my friends in LA, I wanted him to have more of an East Coast upbringing. The sense of community. Walking to school four blocks away.”
A very hands on-mom – we often see her out on the school run with Milo – Liv admits that being the child of celebrities herself has made her determined to give her son the most stable childhood possible.
“Absolutely. It’s brought up a tremendous amount of issues, concerns and worries for me, being a mother, and how much that meant to me based on my childhood and what I went through. Wonderful, beautiful things and difficult things. It was always a dream of mine to be a mother. I didn’t ever really dream of being an actress. I used to dream of being a singer (she’s recently recorded a version of the old INXS song ‘Need You Tonight’ for a Givenchy advert), but I always dreamed of being a mother ever since I was a young girl.”
“I do have my worries for Milo,” she adds. “I mean, we live in Manhattan in a huge house, and we have a staff, and we have a very different life. He would be happiest if we lived in the country somewhere, just the two of us,”
And while she says she’s “still trying to figure it all out,” Liv reveals that her goal is just to focus on today: “I don’t have plans that are further than a couple of weeks ahead. If I’ve learned anything about life, it’s that you don’t know what’s going to happen. I’d rather plan where I’m going to be today.”View Slideshow »»