Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet has sure been having a busy spring season! Aside from her kids’ “very chaotic” activity schedules, the mom-of-four is teaming up with Claritin for their My Claritin Clear Challenge.
Brooke opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her experience with the My Claritin Clear Challenge, what’s shakin’ up on Dancing With The Stars, and what her four children- Shaya, 5, Rain, 6, Neriah, 13, and Sierra, 11- have been up to. She even gives an inside look at what she plans to do for Mother’s Day!
CBS: It’s that time of year — allergy season! And we hear you’re teaming up again with Claritin. Tell us all about the My Claritin Clear Challenge and all about the campaign.
BBC: “It sure is! I’m a longtime allergy sufferer, and spring pollen is one of my triggers. Between hosting “Dancing with the Stars” and my kids being more active and demanding, spring is a very busy time for me. I have no time to let my allergies get the best of me. That’s why I teamed up with Claritin again to take their Claritin Clear Challenge and share my story. It’s simple – as soon as my allergies start, I take one non-drowsy Claritin. I take it every day of my allergy season (as long as the pollen keeps flying!) for continuous relief.
For more information and details on my story, check out ClaritinChallenge.com.”
CBS: Tell us what’s shaking up on Dancing with the Stars. What are your predictions? What are your biggest surprises this season? How would you describe this season?
BBC: “I love this season, because there are a lot of evenly matched couples, which makes it unpredictable and very exciting. I’m also enjoying the new dance challenges we’ve added, and the new dance styles have been a lot of fun to watch. I have no idea who will take home the mirror ball trophy. I never really do; it boils down to the finales and the always unpredictable freestyle dance. I feel like it’s a clean slate on that night, and the coveted mirror ball could be anyone’s at this point.”
CBS: How are your kids doing? How old are they now? What is everyone into?
BBC: “Everyone is growing up way too fast! I’ve got a kindergartner and a teenager this year, and everything in between. Four kids and four different schools, so this year has been a very chaotic, hectic time. Shaya just learned how to ride a bike, so we’ve been taking a lot of family bike rides. That was a major milestone. Rain’s a dancing queen and dabbling in some voice lessons right now, and my teenager is buried in tech-ville with the rest of her class.”
CBS: How are you feeling these days after your recent scare with cancer? Are you feeling like you have a new lease on life?
BBC: “I’m grateful that I beat it, and I feel healthy and strong; life is great, business as usual. I’ve always tried to live my life to the fullest and having thyroid cancer didn’t change that, but I’m very grateful to be happy.”
CBS: What are your upcoming Mother’s Day plans? What do you enjoy doing on Mother’s Day? What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
BBC: “Mother’s Day will be shared with my mother, my mother-in-law, and much of David’s family, so it usually turns out to be a big backyard BBQ with a lot of kids. This year I hope I’ll be able to carve out a little one-on-one time with each of my children. It’s easier said than done, but I’d like some selfish mommy time this year. That is always difficult, considering I’m a daughter as well as a mother. Mother’s Day is usually a big family affair, but I’m really hoping for some private mommy time with all of my babies.”
CBS: What’s up next for you?
BBC: “I’m getting ready to go on a medical mission for Operation Smile, which I’m hoping will be a life changing experience. My family and I will help change the lives of children in need.”