Molly Sims doesn’t let 20-month-old son Brooks get in the way of keeping her marriage hot.
The actress/model, 40, who recently dyed her hair red, swears by changing up her hair color.
“By going another color, they can act like they’re dating their mistress!” she says during the launch of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in NYC.
Still, that’s not all Molly does to keep her love life with hubby, producer Scott Stuber, exciting. Last night, the pair attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, where she showed off her now-strawberry blonde locks.
“You have to keep it fun,” she says. “You have to go on date nights. Listen, I have a year-and-a-half-old baby, so I get tired. We just took him to Disneyland, but then we had the most romantic night three hours later. We got the babysitter, and went out. Sprucing it up, taking those short little day trips, taking the overnight stay or even just going to lunch and talking.”
Plus, she adds, “A little lingerie might be added in there somewhere along the way. I think it’s spontaneous. It’s not being stuck in a rut. Listen, we all get there, but go meet your husband at a hotel. Instead of buying a pair of glasses or a pair of shoes, set him up—tell him you have an emergency, and you’re the emergency!”
Now that their son Brooks is getting older, Molly and Scott are prepping for baby #2.
“We’re starting to try, so I’m excited. Being a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” she says. “It makes me content, it makes me whole, it makes me happy. I waited a long time for him.”
How has the baby changed her relationship with her husband?
“Oh, we’re so much closer,” she coos. “I look at my husband, and he is the best father. I’m in awe of him. I know sometimes a child puts strain in a relationship, but not mine. It has made it so full.”
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