Sienna Miller claims she doesn’t have a nanny: “It’s been just the three of us…”

Sienna Miller covers the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. I like this David Slijper photo shoot, although I have seen this kind of stuff from Sienna before. I mean, how many Mod, 1960s-inspired photo shoots has she done over the years? I feel like that style is the default many magazines use for Sienna in particular. I guess what makes it “new” is that this is Sienna’s first big magazine cover since giving birth to her daughter Marlowe. And although Sienna and her baby-daddy Tom Sturridge were stingy with the details at first, Sienna does love to let everything pour out during an interview. Here are some highlights from the Bazaar piece:

How she feels about her postpartum body: “My body’s a completely different thing to me, it’s not mine—all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do.”

She doesn’t have a nanny, but she’ll get one: “It’s been just the three of us, which was amazing, and exhausting. We are going to get a nanny, but it felt important to first learn for myself who I was as a parent.”

More on the baby: “It’s still the most surreal thing, that you can create, that I grew this life inside my stomach, her eyeballs, everything—every little fibre,” she gushes. “And I’d expected that she’d be this extension of me and I’d instantly understand who she was because she’d come from me, and then you realize that they are their own people entirely. Very connected to you, of course. But they’re their own person.”

On childbirth and motherhood: “It’s the best, the greatest thing in the world. I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it.”

[From E! News]

As I’ve said many times before, I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I don’t really care if certain women have nannies or that actress doesn’t breastfeed or that singer had a home birth, you know? Everybody’s different, everyone should make their own choices and decide what’s best for them. Of course I gave Sienna’s nanny comments a side-eye – she and Tom have been traveling and spending time with friends and stuff since they welcomed Marlowe, so I guess we’re just supposed to believe that they’ve been doing it all themselves? Maybe her sister has been helping? Or her mom? Or Tom’s family? Sure. Okay.

Sienna’s on the cover of Bazaar UK because her TV movie, The Girl, comes on the BBC this month. I actually want to see it – she plays Tippi Hedren in it.

Photos courtesy of David Slijper/Bazaar UK, via The Fashion Spot.

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    She isn’t exactly the brightest is she?…

    Congrats Sienna you have given birth just like other human beings on this side of heaven.. Big woop!

  2. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I know everyone makes mistakes and I am not slut shaming, but after the Getty affair I can´t bring myself to like her.
    Also she wants to give birth a million times, every day? OUCH. I am not a mother yet, but I will probably feel the same way she feels about her baby.
    Anyway congrats, and let´s hope that what goes around doesn´t come back around.

    • Joanna says:

      well, who knows what he was telling her. he could have told her he was leaving his wife. some married men are sleazebags and good with the b.s. if you’re young and naive, it’s easy to fall for it.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        You are right about him, but she should have had a little bit more common sense and be more discreet because, regardless of what he told her, he was still married, esp when you think about those numerous, sometimes topless, make out pics. Despite that it was tasteless, even though a lot more from him than from her, she almost killed her career.

  3. Beth says:

    I actually kind of liked her comments about motherhood. It seemed…authentic, I guess.

  4. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I’m always suspicious of what Sienna Miller says, because she’s been such a homewrecker in the past…Hopefully motherhood is not just a fad for her….

  5. Anname says:

    After my first child, I felt the same way as Sienna – it’s so miraculous, etc… Even though it’s the same for most every women, it still feels like your own personal miracle, so I don’t fault her for these comments.

  6. ella says:

    Well having your mom or your sister babysit every once in a while is obviously not the same as having a full time nanny. She didn’t say “no one has never ever ever helped us with the baby”.

    I don’t know anyone who has a nanny but I know many parents of young kids who manage to travel and spend time with their friends. They either take the kids along or ask a relative or a friend to babysit. Nothing shameful in that.

    • LEE says:

      Agreed. I don’t really get the comment about it not being possible that they don’t have a nanny….I mean do people suddenly not have family now? Sienna has clearly always been close with her sister, and I know tons of people who are close with their families and whose families or parents are more than welcome to help out with taking care of a baby.

      My parents used to take me everywhere with them…I think when I was really young they didn’t want to leave me with a babysitter so taking me with them was what allowed them to go to dinners etc with their friends.

      • Christina says:

        I also have no trouble believing they don’t have a nanny – not that it would matter if they did. The baby is small and portable and it’s not like Sienna is snowed under with work. And at least she’s honest about saying she will get a nanny at some point – not like those other celebs who want us to believe that they do it all themselves. Yeah right. And they don’t have cooks or cleaners either.

  7. crtb says:

    Hope karma kicks in: What goes around should come back around. See how she feels as a mother when someone else is messing with your child’s father. Learn how devastating it is to your child when dad cheats. Infidelity hurts everyone in a family. Selfish b1tch! Always put her sexual needs before thinking about how her behavior affected her lover’s family.

  8. Ash says:

    I hate it when people say they grew a baby in their stomach. The baby grows in the uterus, not the stomach! I don’t mind when people say belly but for some reason saying a baby grows in the stomach just annoys me and grosses me out. IDK why.

  9. Eleonor says:

    When I saw the title on the homepage, my first thought was…Hell this is what you learn after having dated Jude Law for years: never hire a nanny.

  10. The Original Mia says:

    Why doubt her? Neither of them are working at the moment. They could be like every other young couple, caring for their kid.

    Marlowe is adorable. I’m happy for her.

  11. lisa2 says:

    I have several friends that have a Nanny. One is a teacher, the other is a dentist. Why is it that people get attacked for having help. I don’t get that. My parents were hardly wealthy but during the summer when school was out. we had a nanny; because my parents didn’t want us home alone. She cooked us breakfast, lunch. took us to the zoo or park and just played with us. I guess you could call it a babysitter too. Parents use before/after school extended day programs. If had kids and could afford it heck yeah I would have a nanny too.

    and just because you have a nanny does that mean you are not enjoying the milestones in your child’s development. There is just some strange thinking from women because they dare to have help.

  12. Amy625 says:

    I don’t know why people attack celebrities when they say they don’t have a nanny. The celebrities are just saying they don’t have full-time helpt not that they don’t have relatives or baby-sitters for when they go out. I don’t follow their careers but if either Sienna and Tom isn’t working or both it’s not surprising that they don’t have a nanny.

  13. Annie says:

    Sienna who? No wonder they don’t have a nanny.

  14. Christina says:

    I’m glad you told me that was Sienna Miller. I don’t think I’d have recognised her otherwise. Has she had work done, or just photoshop? Not sure, but she definitely looks different, and I don’t think it can simply be attributed to the fact that she’s given birth recently.

  15. Turtle Dove says:

    I’ve always liked Sienna. She seems sweet and comes across like a nice person.

    B. Getty… notice how none of the crap is spread his way. Would he be the first man to convince a girl that he loves her and will leave his wife? HE was the one who was cheating after all, not Sienna.

  16. KellyinSeattle says:

    I love the green and white checkered dress. The first photo; is that a hat or a helmet? It’s not that big of a deal that she doesn’t have a nanny; a lot of busy people do! Just ‘cuz you have money doesn’t mean you have to have a nanny. My cousin has 8 kids (and money) and no nanny, and she survives. So big deal, Sienna….but glad you enjoy motherhood.

  17. Adeli says:

    I love this girl so much! She hadn’t been on my radar before, but I’ve recently watched a lot of her interviews. She seems real and grounded and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She, Tom and Marlowe are an adorable family. I’m happy for her that she’s risen above a controversial and difficult time in her life.

    It makes perfect sense that she wouldn’t have had a full time nanny in these early months, and it makes perfect sense to get one now, as I’m presuming she’ll start doing more work now. She’s been getting critical acclaim for her role as Tippi Hedren.

  18. valleymiss says:

    Why does she have a bucket on her head in the header photo?

  19. claire says:

    Not really a fan of hers, but I have to say, I think these are some of the best photos I’ve seen of her. She looks fresh and pretty. Usually I see her, and I think she looks haggard.

  20. DianeP says:

    Sienna does Mod 1960s so well…she was great as Edie Sedgewick a few years back.

  21. Mira says:

    I love the green and white dress in the last photo!!

  22. Melissa says:

    She looks like Sabrina the Teenage Witch in the first photo.

  23. Jayna says:

    First-time motherhood is awe-inspiring. You tend to gush. Let her have her moment without eye side-rolling. She didn’t rush out and give interviews at least. I never really tire of her look. It suits her.

  24. Eener says:

    Maybe she meant to say she doesn’t have a full time nanny on her payroll. I’m sure she has temps. No judgement in that, just my thoughts. I would have loved a night nurse sometimes!

    • Guest says:

      Because no-one ever riased a baby on their own without professional help?
      My mother did it six times. Yes both my Gran’s helped out with my older siblings because my mum was a younger new mother but they then later babysat during the day with myself and younger siblings once my mother went back to work. My oldest sister did it too bar a week long stay from my mother when her firstborn was brought home from the hospital.
      She was probably asked directly in the interview does she have a nanny but just because she is famous you think she lied? Being famous doesn’t automatically make someone incapable of having the most natural instinct of looking after their children. I’m sure she and her partner both have families and she doesn’t seem to be working at the minute so why would she need a nanny, part-time or otherwise.

  25. Denise says:

    To be fair, she was asked the question so of course she’d answer from the heart. Everything she said I felt when I had my daughter. The baby stuff can be nauseating, but it’s not like the magazine is not going to make it a topic, and it’s not like she’s going to say ‘next question’.

  26. Bobby sue says:

    I love her. She can do no wrong in my book. She’s just a human who has flaws and has made mistakes; as we all have. I met her at the end of her run on Broadway and she was absolutely delightful and charming (and breath-takingly gorgeous).