Being an older mom is something Kelly Rutherford, who turns 39 today, planned. Her hubby of one year Daniel Giersch is father to their son Hermes, 1.

“I think a lot of us wait,” the Gossip Girl star says. “We have our careers, and then we say ‘OK, I’ve got this window of time, and like Halle, you grab a young man and you have a child.’ Like Mira Sorvino. ‘You’re it, let’s go.’ We want our babies. We want to have that experience.”

Because she settled career matters first, Kelly is able to devote more time to being a mom. “My husband and I haven’t had too much help. We’ve been very hands-on. I didn’t wait this long to hand my baby over to a nanny. We stroll, we walk, I’m up at night with him. That’s part of it, really being present.”

These days, she would trade a manicure and pedicure to spend time with her little boy. “Being with my son and watching him play is relaxing for me,” she says.

Would the couple like more children? “Yes!” she tells me. “Like right now, I’m going home. Ha ha ha. I’m going to have more children tonight.”

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