Perhaps best known as the pot-shilling mom on the hit show Weeds, in real life Mary-Louise Parker is a single mom to two adorable kids who are becoming increasingly curious about her controversial TV character. The 45-year-old actress recently chatted to Vanity Fair about Weeds, fame and the challenges of single motherhood.
On her Weeds fame: "I think it’s a little dangerous if you overvalue that kind of attention. My son has recently started to notice it. One time a lady came running up to me in the street and said, 'I love you! I love you so much!' And my son asked me later, 'Why did that stranger say she loved you?' That’s a very hard question to answer.... They know that my character on Weeds does something with drugs. So now I get questions like, 'What are drugs?' And I’m like, 'Well, it’s something that … people do.' It’s so hard! Sometimes it’s just easier to say, 'She does things that are really, really naughty.' Kids love to hear that. 'Oooh, like what?'"
In better-late-than-never news, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played Denny Duquette on Grey's Anatomy, and former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton welcomed a son a few months back, US Weekly reports.
A source revealed that the couple began dating in 2009 and "their relationship moved really quickly."
The actor is already dad to a 5-year-old son with ex Sherri Ross, which he learned of only a year ago, while this is the first child for recently-divorced Burton. Morgan, 44, was most notably linked in the past to mom-of-two Mary Louise Parker.
Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker, 45, and son, 5-year-old William Atticus, enjoyed a Thanksgiving walk through Washington Square in New York City yesterday (November 26) when they bumped into actor Alec Baldwin, 51.
Mary-Louise, clutching a branch and some leaves, and Alec recognized each other and stopped to chat before heading their separate ways.
The Fried Green Tomatoes actress is also mom to 3-year-old Caroline “Ash” Aberash Parker, whom she adopted from Ethiopia in September 2007. Willam’s dad is Mary-Louise’s ex-partner, Billy Crudup.
Recently the happy mom-of-two told PEOPLE that she’s learned a lot from her two children:
They really put you in touch on how little you know and how little you are capable of and much you are capable of. They are very humbling, children. I am more patient now. I've become much more patient.
Alec has a 14-year-old daughter, Ireland, with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
Here’s Mary-Louise Parker ready to serve her hot pie to anyone with a heart that doesn’t ask too many questions. I mean to say, irrelevant questions (read: Is she really 44?, or, OMG! Is she naked down there?). So if you happen to be someone who finds it too hard to resist asking such nonsensical questions, then GTF out of here! She’s game only if you have a burning desire to grab some hot stuff and satisfy your hunger. I’m off to try my luck. If you need any help making up your mind, then hit the jump and get cracking.
P.S. The pie giveaway is a part of her naughty photoshoot for the latest issue of Esquire magazine.
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