Ask Jennifer Lopez what role she most cherishes and the answer’s a no-brainer: being a mom.
Which is why she’d be thrilled to add to her brood, even at age 45. “I don’t know if it’s in the cards for me because of my age, but I would love to have another baby, to be blessed one more time,” says Lopez, who is currently single.
Better yet, why stop at one? “I’d love to have twins again,” she says. “I was thinking about that last night when I was laying in bed with Emme. I was just loving the moment. I don’t know that it’s in the cards, but you never know!”
No matter what, Lopez, a refreshingly hands-on mom, already feels “blessed” with Max and Emme.
“It’s unconditional love,” she says. “I know everybody feels this way about their kids, but I just feel like they’re super special. I can’t wait to see what they do, and I feel like my job is to not mess them up too much.”
So far, so good.
For more of our exclusive interview, and to see inside Lopez’s amazing L.A. home, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.
– Elizabeth Leonard
“I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things,” Reynolds, 38, told PEOPLE Saturday at the party for his new film, Mississippi Grind, at the Chase Sapphire on Main during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
He jokes, “I mean, I’ve even tried breastfeeding.”
So how did that go for all involved?
“It’s frustrating for the baby and frankly disturbing for me … not well is the answer,” quips the actor, who plays a charismatic nomad in the movie.
“It’s amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time,” says Reynolds.
– Melody Chiu
Ace Knute is all about the love!
With a tennis racket in each hand — and two more close by on the court — Ace took a time out from going after the ball to give his mama a chance to snap a quick picture.
“ACE!!!” Simpson, 34, captioned the shot of her son trying his hand at a game of tennis.
Courtesy Jessica Simpson
While Ace may be into showing off his sporty skills, his big sister, 2½-year-old Maxwell Drew, prefers to raid Mom’s makeup drawers.
“I need to move my lipgloss drawer!” Simpson wrote in November, after sharing a photo of her daughter and her pink pouty lips.
– Anya Leon
He got it from his mama!
During a recent trip to the beach, Noah Phoenix Mazur turned California’s sandy surf into his own runway, showing off his bright polo and chic red shades while snapping sweet selfies with his model mom, Alessandra Ambrósio.
“Mama’s boy,” the Victoria’s Secret stunner captioned the too cute photo of her 2½-year-old son on Instagram.
For his mommy and me playdate, Ambrósio’s blonde boy dressed to impress in the original junior polo ($45) from johnnie-O, which is crafted from super soft 100 percent cotton and comes in a variety of vibrant colors. (We’re still searching for his stylish sunglasses!)
Courtesy Alessandra Ambrósio
“Too cool for school,” Ambrósio captioned a second shot of her baby boy.
– Anya Leon
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“[She said] her first, ‘Oy vey.’ That made me happy, ” the actress told PEOPLE at The Daily Front Row’s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Thursday.
According to the founder of Flower cosmetics, her toddler’s language skills are equally impressive. “My daughter counted to three in Hebrew today,” Barrymore, 39, shares. “She was learning [Hebrew] this morning so I was proud of her.”
“She’s really sweet,” says Barrymore. “Whenever Frankie cries, she always goes, ‘Don’t worry, Frankie. It’s okay.’ That’s very sweet.”
But like any siblings, the mom of two admits sometimes Olive can love Frankie a little too much. “She’s a sister so she also tumbles her around way too hard,” she jokes. “I think every mom has the same experience with their kids.”
– Anya Leon with reporting by Abby Stern
Who cares about swollen ankles, heartburn and sleepless nights when you have your own built-in snack table?
Just ask the ever resourceful Carrie Underwood, who posted an adorable photo on Twitter of her baby bump pulling double duty as a table.
“Pregnancy perk: using my belly as a tabletop for my snacks! Nom nom nom…” she Tweeted on Thursday. (Bonus points if you can spot the Ace cameo in the background!)
The singer, who is expecting her first child (a boy!) with husband Mike Fisher in April, announced her pregnancy in similar fashion this past September, posting a photo of herself on Twitter with her beloved dogs Ace and Penny wearing shirts that said, “I’m going to be a big sister” and “I’m going to be a big brother.”
Courtesy Carrie Underwood
Although Underwood’s pal Brad Paisley got to spill the beans about his CMA Awards co-host having a boy at the show in November, the mom-to-be, 31, and Fisher found out they were having a son in a much more private setting.
Opting to not hear the news in the “sterile” environment of a doctor’s office, the couple made a date night out of it and opened the envelope containing the baby’s sex while out at a local restaurant.
— Danielle Anderson
Courtesy Live Happy
“At this stage of my life, what makes me happy is my passion,” the Scandal star says in the February issue of Live Happy. “That sounds so generic and broad, but I love to act, I love to tell stories and that is my passion.”
Foley’s other focus: his family of five. The actor and his wife Marika Dominczyk are parents to daughter Malina, 5, and sons Keller, 2½, and Konrad, 10 weeks.
“I love my family — my family makes me happier than anything else. I’m passionate about spending time with them, watching them grow and making them laugh,” he explains. “Those are the two passions in my life: family and work.”
For Foley, 42, the pieces all began to fall into place a decade ago.
“In the last 10 years, I have been able to really establish a home base here in Los Angeles,” he explains. “Once I came to realize that I liked where I was, I wasn’t really interested in going anywhere else.”
He adds, “I was able to put down some roots with a family — and now three kids. There’s something really important to me about that root system, about that family. That’s where it all comes from.”
While each day begins bright and early, Foley embraces all the chaos — despite admittedly attempting to delay the morning madness. “Malina and Keller share a room and we have a monitor in there,” he explains. “Usually, about 6 a.m., I am awakened by my son screaming — telling his sister to wake up. Then they run into our room.”
Although the dad-of-three tries to “hide under the covers for at least five minutes,” he jokes his plans are typically met with resistance.
“It usually doesn’t work,” he shares. “Keller’s a regular young man, so I have to change poop. That’s usually the first thing I do when I get out of bed. And then, if it’s a weekday, I make a bowl of cereal and eggs. If it’s a weekend, it’s either pancakes or waffles.”
And, at the end of the day, Foley says he couldn’t be happier with where life has taken him.
“I come from a fairly large family with three boys; my wife has three girls in hers,” he says. “I like the American dream. I like the idea of an RV and a road trip or a European vacation with my family.”
Scandal returns to ABC on Thursday, Jan. 29.
– Anya Leon
Rachael Leigh Cook is pregnant — again!
The Perception star is expecting her second child with her husband, actor Daniel Gillies, her manager confirms to PEOPLE.
“We’re as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven’t slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two,” the couple tell E! News, who were first to report the pregnancy, in a statement.
Cook, 35, and The Originals and Saving Hope star, 38, welcomed their first child, daughter Charlotte Easton, now 15 months, in 2013. “She’s immaculate. We’re delirious,” the proud new dad Tweeted after their daughter’s arrival.
The couple were married in 2004 and waited almost nine years to start a family — a timeline that the mom-to-be couldn’t be happier with.
“There was just so much more both of us wanted to do,” Cook, whose show Perception will air its final episodes this year, told PEOPLE in 2013.
“We wanted to travel and accomplish a lot more in our professional lives [before having children].”
– Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan
Break out the blue balloons: It’ll be a second son for Marisa Miller.
“We found out we are having another boy and I’m so excited!” the model mama, who’s expecting her second child with husband Griffin Guess in late spring, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
After growing up with two sisters, Miller was looking forward to giving the couple’s 2-year-old son Gavin Lee a sibling — and even more ecstatic after learning the sex of their baby on the way.
“It will be awesome for Gavin to have a buddy,” she says. “I never had brothers so raising a boy has been awesome. Gavin is so funny and I get to be silly all day with him.”
Courtesy Marisa Miller
Miller, 36, had a rough start to her second pregnancy — “I was really nauseous and could only handle eating bagels,” she says — but she’s back on track with her healthy habits. “Right now, I’m feeing great!,” she shares, adding she’s eating clean and doing Pilates three days a week.
“This pregnancy has been very different because I’m also chasing around a toddler, so you can’t really lay down if you feel sick or tired,” she explains. “But I also feel a lot less anxious about what’s to come.”
While her first pregnancy was filled with hours of researching “labor, breastfeeding and thinking about every little detail,” Miller admits, these days, her time is spent focusing on the present.
“I’m too busy having fun with Gavin to worry,” she says. “I’m a little nervous about the newborn stage and how sleep deprived you get, but more than anything, I just feel so blessed to have a healthy baby and pregnancy so far.”
– Anya Leon