Sex and the City superstar Sarah Jessica Parker is Elle‘s cover girl for their December issue, where the normally private actress opens up about everything from rumors of diva behavior on the SATC movie set to why she loves the smell of her twin babies’ diapers.

Talking about her and husband Matthew Broderick‘s decision to use a surrogate mother to carry their twins, SJP admits, “I knew there would be lots of opinions about, ‘Well, why didn’t you adopt? Why didn’t you do this? Why didn’t you do that?’ and the truth of the matter is, it wasn’t one or the other for us. We had explored, and continue to explore all options, and this one just happened first. This isn’t the period at the end of the sentence.”

And even though she didn’t spend nine months pregnant this time, Sarah Jessica is still a very hands-on mom. “I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they’re wet and you smell them all warm liked a baked good. I love the smell of Balmex. Love it.”

So what about those rumors that she and co-star Kim Cattrall don’t get along? “I don’t think anybody wants to believe that I love Kim,” she reveals. “I adore her. I wouldn’t have done the movie without her. Didn’t and wouldn’t.”

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