Sarah Jessica Parker has “enormous regrets” about leaving newborn twins


This week’s Star Magazine has a short interview with Sarah Jessica Parker as part of her early promotion for Sex and the City 2. Of course this one isn’t going to be as in-depth as SJP’s epic Vogue profile, where she admitted that she didn’t bring her newborn twins to Morocco, where SATC was filming, and that she didn’t see them “except for Skype” for “nearly two months”. After that little revelation, SJP then spent too much time trying to convince everyone that she was just a normal – nay, GREAT – mom. When asked by the Vogue interviewer “How many people work for you?” SJP‘s answer was this: “We painted our patio furniture ourselves. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.” Oh, and another one of my favorites – why did SJP want another baby? ““I didn’t want [James Wilke] to have to shoulder the burden of us—later in life—by himself.”

So, basically, we’re going to be hearing a lot more about how SJP left her much-needed newborn girls in the care of someone for seven weeks while she filmed another hyper-consumerism, horrible, fake film. Prepare yourself. This is SJP’s current version – I guarantee she’ll have a new version for Oprah:

Star: How did you enjoy shooting overseas?
I loved Morocco. I didn’t realize Marrakesh was such a bustling city. We went away for seven weeks, and that was a great advantage because, as opposed to filming in New York, no one cares who we were.

Star: Were you able to take the twins?
No, and I have enormous regrets about that. They couldn’t travel at the time, because they were too young to get the right shots.

Star: You already have a 7-year-old son. How much harder is it raising two babies at once?
It couldn’t be more different. I mean, just one alone is daunting, with the diapers, the ointments, the bottles, the pacifiers. You’re carrying suitcases! There is so much more planning it’s like a military operation.

Star: How are you and Matthew adjusting?
It’s wonderful. We didn’t want twins, but it’s a blessing. They are as different as can be in every way, and I think it’s good for them that they will be their own people.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

See, I do think she’s being honest. I bet she really does regret leaving the babies for seven weeks – although it was probably closer to eight or nine weeks, considering that Vogue profile took place after she finished filming in Morocco, and she was staying in London, relaxing and shopping after her grueling film schedule. So, she regrets it. And nothing huge happened, and I’m sure the babies were just fine, and Matthew Broderick and the nannies took great care of the babies. But the simple fact that SJP did make the final decision to leave them for so long speaks volumes to me, her “regrets” or not.

And besides all of that, why the hell did they need to film in Morocco anyway? One of the great joys of the television series was seeing the women in their world, New York City. Ugh.

The incredibly toned Sarah Jessica Parker takes son James to school, accompanied by around 20 paparazzos

The incredibly toned Sarah Jessica Parker takes son James to school, accompanied by around 20 paparazzos

SJP on in NYC on April 23 & 29, 2010 Credit: Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Jackson says:

    Those pictures need to come with a warning label.

  2. bite me says:

    i fell sorry for my little pony

  3. lucy2 says:

    Warning: Gristle Overload.

    The two months thing bothered me a bit before, I’m glad she admits that she regrets it.
    I think sometimes she’s just honest and it comes out a little bad. But then she seems to get a little dodgey and overcompensate.

    I don’t get the Morocco thing either, the show was so NY, why set most of the movie elsewhere?

  4. meme says:

    my little pony shouldn’t have bought twins if she didn’t want twins. she shouldn’t have bought any baby since obviously she is too busy to properly care for them. yes, i dislike my little pony.

  5. Anastasia says:

    Everything is so UG about this!

    1. UG to leaving newborns for the first seven weeks of their life. I realize they aren’t even going to remember these weeks, but didn’t she want to get to know them? Have some early memories with them that SHE can have?

    2. WHAT THE HELL WITH THOSE PICTURES? In the top one, she looks 82 and those bottom ones, wow. She looks like a starving tranny, I’m sorry. Those are awful.

    I don’t really have anything against her, I think she’s a moderately talented actress, but everything else about her is just so….off.

  6. Dina says:

    Cause Morocco is a freaking beautiful country. (L)

  7. manda says:

    I think if she gained just 10 pounds, maybe 15, she would look so much better. I don’t understand why people think that looks good.

  8. Vi says:

    ew those photos are so freakish. i can’t believe she does her own laundry though, that’s AMAZING. do they have awards for that?

  9. kaligula says:

    @Vi i laughed aloud. thank you :)))

  10. gloaming says:

    I don’t think she had a choice in the leaving them…save dropping out of the film.

    I’m sure she signed on to do the movie well before her twins were even conceived, it takes years to get a movie up and running…So she was probably ‘contractually obliged’ to go and shoot in Morocco. Even if she’s producing the movie herself, it would cost a fortune to hold up the production and the studio wouldn’t let her do that.

    She says some odd things in interviews, at least they come across like that in print anyway, but she’s no Kate Winslet, trying to prove she’s just like the rest of us peasants, she’s just answering the inane questions posed to her.

    And on a more superficial note……..she looks friggin’ mingin’!!

  11. the other mel says:

    Look at her HANDS in that first pic! Egads!!! She has ‘man hands’.

  12. simplicity says:

    I’d agree she probably did feel regret in leaving them, but they were in good hands with dad and nannie’s.

    I wish these celebs would stop the pretense of doing so much work themselves and own it, that they can’t do it alone, and appreciate those who help and assist.

  13. freckles says:

    Wow.. she’s so very icky.

  14. OXA says:

    Did she take parenting classes from Kate Gosselin?

  15. Stephy2485 says:

    @Simplicity—totally agree!

    And if baby-daddy had taken off for two months no one would bat an eye..This isn’t 1953, people. Mothers can have careers that are important and valuable and they should be able to pursue them fully and completely. And fathers can be capable caretakers who can coddle their children and fulfill their needs.

  16. Risa says:

    OH NO!!! My eyes!

  17. K says:

    She is LYING. I took my 7 week old daughter to Morocco. All you need is a PASSPORT. She is a horrible mother – there is no reason that she needed to do all of these things at the same time!

    I love SATC, but she does not look good these days.

    Agree @OXA

  18. Sumodo1 says:

    @gloaming– Laddie, I had to look this one up:
    1. mingin
    A person (usually of the female gender)
    who is gross or disgusting to look at or touch.
    In other words, they are definitely not esthetically pleasing.
    “Man, I can’t believe you hooked up with her!!! She’s absolutely mingin’!!!”

  19. original kate says:

    i agree with stephy – men leave their newborns all the time and nobody says a thing. despite all the bumbling fools on sitcoms, fathers can be loving, responsible caretakers for babies. in addition to matthew the twins had their brother and(presumably) a nanny to help take care of them for 6 weeks – why uproot them to go to morocco when SJP would be on set 12-14 hours a day anyway? i thinnk leaving them in NY provided more stability than a movie set.

    in other news, SJP seriously needs to stop losing weight.

  20. Dallas says:

    Regret is a waste of energy!

  21. andrea says:

    she’s an idiot. and, holy god, she looks like one of the undead.

    the zombie bod, her FACE in the top pic – im going to have nightmares.

    and, p.s., just to review: I DESPISE SATC and everything/everyone related to it.

  22. K.C. says:

    Did anyone see the Marriage Rf last night? Well, Matthew Brderick was on it, and if there was any doubt that their marriage is basically a sham, I think Matthew pretty much mde it clear last night that he cannot even be bothered by her and that they spend very little time together. He did not, nor did anyone else on the show, bring SJP up once,-there was an insinuation of his marriage, but only about the fact that he has been on the firing line for cheating on her. And, while I know it is customary for men to not wear their wedding ring, he was not wearing his. I mean, it was just glaringly obvious that their lives are lived separately.

  23. KsGirl says:

    Hmmmm. I think I’m gonna admit feelign judge-y about this. I’ll also admit this is a *personal* judgement based on personal feelings and that ultimately it is everyone’s own business how they choose to live their lives.

    But…leaving your newborn twins for 2 months?!? She’s never gonna get that time back! That is something I would not and could not do. Just absolutely no way.

    Judgement moment over. 🙂

  24. Sumodo1 says:

    At least she had that goddam MOLE removed. And, Matthew pings my gaydar.

  25. Leek says:

    I read an article and it said Matthew was upset with her b/c she wouldn’t have more kids b/c she didn’t want to take time off from her career or ruin her body. Supposedly, he really loved having their son and wanted more kids.

    I don’t know if there is any truth to that but it definitely seems like she could be the most selfish bitch on wheels NYC has seen in a while.

    Her husband cheats, it goes to the tabloids, then they have two newborn twin girls and she goes to Morocco for two months. Well, if the government isn’t transparent SJP certainly is.

  26. sickofit says:

    she is way to thin, it just hurts to look at her. the last question reveals something ( if the question was posed like that and the answer is exact what she said) she is not answering directly to the question how she and her husband are adjusting, instead of saying: we are doing fine, or not so well, whatever…
    she says: its wonderful
    no direct answer, always suspicious

  27. meme says:

    @leek – didn’t want to have kids because she didn’t want to ruin her body????? has my little pony looked in the mirror lately. she looks emaciated and gristley.

  28. lucy2 says:

    LOL I think I wrote the same comment on the last post about her – if Matthew had gone off to work on a film and said he didn’t see his 2 infant daughters for 2 months, I’d feel the SAME way. It’s sad, you miss out on a lot.
    I can totally understand not wanting to uproot 3 children to a foreign country for 2 months, but not even a long weekend visit, when you have the means for easier, private travel?

    Knowing that filming was on the horizon, I’m surprised they didn’t wait a few months with the surrogate so that the babies would be before after filming, but who knows, maybe that wasn’t possible.
    Anyway, all the kids are happy and healthy, and SJP is lucky to not have to work a 9-5 and can spend as much time as possible with all of them.

  29. nestingdollgirl says:

    omg, why on earth would you bring a 7 week old baby to morocco??? there’s only selfishness in that and i think sjp’s decision to not bring them is far more responsible than having brought them. babies need stability, security and safety. dragging them half way across the world when she’s shooting a movie for 16 hours a day is just purely irresponsible. dont even get me started on brangelina!!!
    so, hooray sjp for being selfless enough to recognize what was best for her babies and being strong enough to bear through it all.

  30. multikultiMe says:

    In the first pic (with the green blouse), her eyes look ‘pinched’ – is it maybe the makeup??

  31. di butler says:

    Hellooo, she’s SJP. The star of SitC. If it was inconvenient for her to shoot this stupid movie in Morocco, then they would have re-written it for her. Obviously she was ok with going there. Plus, AngieJo has been hauling her Pittlings all over the planet since their birf with no real issues. Sounds like to me, she wanted some “me” time. Why not admit it? Who that has kids doesn’t?

  32. original kate says:

    “I read an article and it said Matthew was upset with her b/c she wouldn’t have more kids b/c she didn’t want to take time off from her career or ruin her body. Supposedly, he really loved having their son and wanted more kids.”

    leek, SJP gave birth to their first child, so obviously she’s not worried about “ruining” her body. but that was over 7 years ago – she’s 45-ish now and it’s not so easy to be pregnant at 45. and of course matthew wanted more kids -it’s easy for men because they don’t have to be pregnant & give birth. and if he did cheat on her, then exactly how does that make SJP selfish?

  33. Anti-icon says:

    Working moms can’t win for losing on the public opinion front. She has been open with the public about these babies, how they were conceived, etc. She does have a career also, a career that gives her much more time with her children than most corporate moms. So, I like SJP. Her marriage doesn’t seem weird or abnormal to me…it seems pretty normal for two working people.

  34. MJ says:

    K.C- how did you get to your conclusion that their marriage is a sham based on “the Marriage Ref?? I saw the same show and there was nothing he did or said that even implied that. No one on that show specifically talks about their own spouse or marriage. Why would he bring her name up there? I think the insinuation that Martin Short brought up was a joke because he was accused of cheating and nothing was ever proven.

  35. Taya says:

    SATC show was about 5 women and one being NYC. To move it Morocco was unneeded and told me that SATC is a complete sell out.

  36. Jeri says:

    hm… Husband & wife- Separate lives. Kids & parents- Separate lives.

  37. e. says:

    @butler: pittlings! HEE!

  38. carrie says:

    i don’t care her story but she looks awful(tooo skinny,too botox,…)

  39. K says:

    @nestingdollin Ha ha ha. Have you been to Morocco? It is lovely. My 7 week old daughter had a wonderful time! Marrakesh is a resort-like town (rather European – they speak FRENCH). You don’t need special shots to go there, and it is quite civilized. All you need to want is to be with your child and obtain a passport.

  40. Slymm27 says:

    Damn, those arms! What an ugly lady.

  41. albeli says:

    OMG, she looks like hell. She needs to lay off the plastic surgery and put on a few pounds.

  42. Anj says:


  43. city says:

    all i can say is….AAAACCKKKK!! she looks absolutely terrible in the bottom two photos…in what country is that attractive???

  44. Aitch says:

    “We didn’t want twins.” I wonder what the heck that means…..

  45. smilelover says:

    These claws in the first picture! Think of the poor babies. They are lying in their bed, their mother moves towards them, but there is no comforting hand, all they see is these claws, FHS. It’s like a horror movie

  46. Monique says:

    Stay at home and look after your kids!
    Who cares about another movie?! Kids need their mom around.

  47. lisa says:

    I don’t know much about she and Matthew..I just remember when they got together they had this vibe and now when I see them together she is the one that is looking with love at him..and he always looks distant..but that could be the picture.. I didn’t watch SATC and never really got the appeal. but Sarah does not look good.. I think she should not wear that black eye makeup. She has really small eyes and that raccoon look makes them even smaller. pics of her with a more natural eye look better.

  48. Maritza says:

    She looks every bit her age, definitely not ageing well. Maybe if she were to gain at least 10 pounds maybe she would look better.

  49. Sakota says:

    It is so stupid for these celebrities to act as if they have no other option but to work. They have millions in the bank, surely they can take time off to be with the children they paid for. They act as if they are royalty with no choice but to do these things. They have options, they aren’t executives or ‘normal’ career women/men.

  50. Zelda says:

    “Stay at home and look after your kids!”

    YEAH! And if you could do it barefoot and in the kitchen with a bible in one hand and a martini for your husband in the other, that would be super.

  51. canadianchick says:

    Eh she could’ve had the script changed. Using a surrogate and having children is also something that is planned in advance, she couldve used her creative control to keep the location closer to home. She could’ve also flown home for visits from Morocco. She’s a workaholic, work first, everyone else, second. I would also say this if Mathew B was in Morocco away from his newborns.

  52. Tazina says:

    Right….SJP is really suffering for cash so she has to go out and work. Most photos of the babies are taken with the nannies. I often wonder why she even bothered to have them. Shouldn’t they be the priority, not the next movie or public appearance? Something seems off here….especially the leaving the twins home for seven weeks….

  53. Lady D says:

    Sumodo1, thank-you, I was also curious.
    KsGirl, I share your judginess. Wild horses wouldn’t have parted me from my newborn for 7 days, never mind 7 weeks.
    Aitch, I wondered about that statement also.

  54. boo says:

    Two months???? There is no excuse for that. She sucks.

  55. K McFarlane says:

    Isn’t she a producer on the movie? Couldn’t she influence where it was filmed? I’m sure if she’d put her foot down they could have found a way to accommodate her. And I can’t believe that babies can’t go there without having the right shots. My parents went there last year and they didn’t need any shots at all. And It’s not like babies are drinking the water or eating the food.

    I do believe she does a lot for herself though. I remember reading Brooke Shield’s book when she talked about her struggles without a nanny, doing the groceries etc. We just assume that all the stars have masses of staff, but only the really big names probably live that way.

  56. lrm says:

    it’s ridiculous to compare SJP’s ‘job’ and ‘men who travel for two months’….as though this is about ‘men vs. women’…
    we know it’s not 1953, b /c if it WERE, then SJP certainly wouldnt be paid millions to trot around the planet filming cheesy as* movie wannabees like SATC.
    Geez people…honestly. Using that ‘oh if men can do it why can’t women’ line in this case, is just silly and not contextually accurate.

    Usually,men travelling HAVE to for their INCOME. SJP is a celebrity with movie star cash. it’s not the same thing. And the same can be said for male actors who rake in the dough. We’ve seen quite a few take time off-and we’ve seen quite a few take heat for going right back to work.

    So,I don’t think there’s any double standard here. Folks like this who can afford to take time off, should. period.

  57. Amy says:

    What happened to her. She looks sickly thin.

  58. shanna says:

    What in the world has happened to SJP’s body. She’s a bag of bones and then tries to “bulk up” her arms. She’s a freak. Needs to quit wearing sleeveless dresses! Her arms look like a 80 year old woman. She needs a complete makeover..whatever it takes. Being a vegan and a smoker doesn’t bode well for her. The movies were horrible….horrible. But Kristin davis is still beautiful as is Kim Cattrall. Cynthia Nixon needs to ditch the racoon eyes too. But she looks ok. Kim looks 40 compared to SJP 45. Realistically, SJP is just not pretty. I liked her in the HBO series, but she is so old looking now.