Last night Mary-Louise Parker was in attendance at the 5th Annual Worldwide Orphans Foundation Benefit Gala in New York. She spoke to People Magazine about her adopted Ethopian daughter Caroline Aberash, whom MLP calls “Ash”. Ash and William, MLP’s son with Billy Crudup, “put on shows all the time with top hats… It’s very vaudeville. They are really sweet together and sometimes they hurt each other, but they are just like me and my brother.” MLP also talks about her new boyfriend Charlie Mars. Charlie is the guy she allegedly “stole” from his girlfriend, but MLP doesn’t talk about that. She just calls Charlie a “sweet” guy.
Nothing beats the home life for Mary-Louise Parker.
“Becoming a mom is the best thing that’s happened to me,” Parker, 45, told PEOPLE at the 5th Annual Worldwide Orphans benefit gala in New York City Monday. “I’ll be the first to admit that it can be very hard to raise two kids, but I absolutely love it. I can’t imagine what my life would be without my children.”
Parker, already a single mom to William Atticus, 5, her son with former boyfriend Billy Crudup, adopted Caroline Aberash, whom she calls “Ash,” from Ethiopia, now 3, in August 2007. She says it was the “best decision I’ve ever made.”
“She says, ‘I love you mommy’ and asks, ‘Do you love me so much,’ ” Parker said with joy. “She has a little bit of a speech delay; Amharic was her first language she heard. But she’s really indomitable. She’s really strong and she’s like a little warrior. She’s really amazing.”
And she’s a great fit with her big brother.
“They both want to put on shows all the time with top hats,” Parker said. “It’s very vaudeville. They are really sweet together and sometimes they hurt each other, but they are just like me and my brother.”
These days Parker can share the joys of motherhood with her musician boyfriend Charlie Mars, 35, whom she calls a “great guy.”
“It’s an inferable thing when you like someone,” Parker said. “He’s kind and very sweet.”
Now that Parker has two kids in her life, what has she learned about herself?
“They really put you in touch on how little you know and how little you are capable of and much you are capable of,” she said. “They are very humbling children. I am more patient now. I’ve become much more patient.”
Sigh. I love MLP. I love her suit here too – it’s subdued but still sexy. Other than that, I like what she says about her kids and her new boyfriend, but I’m still torn. Charlie’s cute and everything, but I want her to get back with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is unbelievably sexy. They made such a hot couple, and they should have gotten married. Maybe he’s a weird guy, though. He seems like he would have skeletons in his closet. Of course, he also seems like he would be incredible in bed, so you win some, you lose some.
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