Shannen Doherty seems to be ready to have kids with new husband Kurt Iswarienko. The 41-year-old is reportedly consciously putting on weight so she can handle pregnancy. She’s also building a house with a nursery.
She tells People, “If I’m able to have a child because I’m a little fatter, then great! I feel a peace I’ve never felt before. Now I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.”
It’s a quick turnaround from her recent interview with PR.com in which she didn’t seem to be in a rush.
She said, “If it’s meant to be it’s meant to be. If I’m meant to be a mom the traditional route then I’ll be a mom the traditional route. If not, then there are plenty of children in this world and in this country that need a loving home and stable parents. I have no issues with adoption. It will happen however it’s meant to happen for us.
We both want kids. First and foremost for both of us is spending time with each other. We’re newlyweds and we really want to enjoy [this] time. I’m fortunate enough to be with a man who is like a poet. He’ll go surfing super early in the morning when I’m still asleep and I wake up to this beautiful note that he’s left behind to let me know how much he loves me and how much he’s going to miss me for the three hours he’s gone. I don’t know if I want to share that yet. And he doesn’t want to share me quite yet.”
She added, “We both want children, but more importantly, we want each other and we want to be with each other. Whatever else happens is fate and a blessing, but right now I think we’re both so happy being married and together, and that’s our focus.”
The actress has been married twice before, to Ashley Hamilton and Rick Salomon.
“I believe in marriage as a whole because my parents were married for 43 years, so I have the best example in the world of what marriage can be,” she once said.
Her new reality show Shannen Says airs on WEtv on Tuesdays.