Sienna Miller On The Messiness Of Motherhood: ‘I Just Smelled, Like, Puke’

Sienna Miller has got frank about parenting and even reveals how her hectic household is not-so-glamorous despite what people may think about celeb home life!

Sienna On The Responsibility Of Motherhood

In an honest interview with Allure, the British actress opened up on the pressures and responsibility she feels looking after her four-year-old daughter Marlowe.

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“I had an amazing moment the other day where I just heard this ‘Mama!’ from upstairs,” she recalls. “I said, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming.’ And as I got to the landing I just smelled, like, puke.

“And she’d thrown up basically off the top bunk, so the splatters were like: Pow! Like all four walls. She had the norovirus or whatever. I was like, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming!’ And I skidded on the sick and fell. Whacked my head.

“Then I get her out of the bunk; she’s crying, covered in sick. I take her to the bathroom, take all her clothes off, and then the dog comes up and starts eating the sick.”

“And I get her in the bath and in my bed, and I’m just, like, literally naked, mopping, and crying at midnight,” she continues.

“You know, and that’s parenthood. You’re so enriched by it and so fulfilled, but at the same time, I look at these people who just don’t have any responsibility, and it feels like the responsibility is crippling.”

But Sienna says the tough times are worth it, and she says she’d like to one day become “that wise, happy granny, with a sort of wrap around my head and a few beads… in Tuscany. Wrinkled and tanned.”

On Co-Parenting With Her Ex

Sienna, 35, who has split from Marlowe’s dad Tom Sturbridge also opened up on what it’s like to co-parent with him.

“We do bedtime every day,” she adds.

“We felt like as much togetherness as possible would be ideal, and fortunately we really love each other and are best friends, and so that works.”

Meanwhile, the Layer Cake actress says that she does ‘mourn’ her pre-pregnancy body at times.

“I do miss my breasts being where they were. And, yes, I have nipples like fighter pilots’ thumbs,” she jokes.

“But I also sort of like that they’re a little ’70s. And that they fed my kid.”

Your body looks great to us, Sienna!

Without a doubt being a mum is the best gift in the world, but sometimes the constant demands of parenthood can be exhausting and overwhelming. Here are five things that can help you if you’re feeling overwhelmed. 

However, if your overwhelmed feelings persist we advise that you seek medical help.


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