Angie Harmon Covers Good Housekeeping July 2011
The "Rizzoli & Isles" star chatted with the publication about topics including motherhood, marriage and how she made the hard choices that ensure her kids are grounded and her values are firmly in place.
Set to hit newsstands on June 14th, highlights from Miss Harmon's Good Housekeeping interview are as follows:
On her schedule while filming the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles in Los Angeles, after a 90 hour workweek and 10 full days since seeing her clan – husband Jason Sehorn and daughters Finley, 7, Avery, 6, and Emery, 2: “I’m a mess. I’ve lost 10 pounds since I got here. This is the hardest time in my life, for sure.”
Missing the little everyday mom moments is hard—and Harmon is hard on herself: “When I feel like I’m not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself,” she says. “I don’t know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.”
On relocating from L.A. to Charlotte, NC: “It breaks my heart that I don’t see my daughters every day, don’t get to hug them and brush their hair,” Harmon admits. Still, she set her sights on North Carolina for her girls’ sake, and has never looked back. She sums up the state’s special allure: “There’s a church on every corner as opposed to just a Starbucks.… The people are just a little nicer—more real.”
Her marriage is going strong at the 10-year mark, and Harmon explains that they’re the classic “opposites attract” couple: “He’s like a steady tugboat,” she explains, “while I bring on the shock waves.” “As time goes on, [I love] the different discoveries you make about each other. You think you know that person inside and out, that you know every single inch of that person, and then you find something new.”
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