Essence Atkins talks pregnancy, online dating, and marriage with Essence
Posted by on Oct 23, 2011

Essence AtkinsStar of the CBS sitcom”Are We There Yet”, Essence Atkins recently sat down with Essence Magazine for a candid interview about pregnancy, online dating, and marriage. You may remember her for her roles on TV shows like “Smart Guy” and “Half & Half”. She’s currently happily married and expecting her first child with her new husband.

Here’s a few bits from the interview.

On Finding Out She Was Pregnant 

It’s funny, we weren’t trying, I just looked in the mirror one morning at my body and it looked different. My breasts were bigger, I stood in front of my husband and said, “Honey, I think I’m pregnant.”

On Marriage and Recently Celebrating Her 2 Year Anniversary

I have never been so in love before in my life. There’s nothing that I like least about it. I can sit in silence with him, we can do everything together. Everything is just really really easy and that’s how it is suppose to be.

On Meeting Her Husband Online

I put myself in the frame of mind where I wasn’t going to waste any more time. I met my husband at 36; a lot of people have questioned it like, “she’s so desperate.” I didn’t want to waste any more time. After 35, I felt like I’d been in these relationships, some were great, some weren’t so great, but they weren’t right partnerships. So I did this inventory, I’m not going to just settle for anyone, and at this point I don’t have anymore time to waste if I wanted to have children.

Read the full interview over at Essence Online

 

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