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Thread: Olivia Wilde: Motherhood Has Taught Me Selflessness

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    Default Olivia Wilde: Motherhood Has Taught Me Selflessness

    It’s obvious that Olivia Wilde is, well, wild about being a mom.
    “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority,” the actress told reporters Tuesday at the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s 25th Anniversary Courage in Journalism Awards.
    “The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that’s really freeing.”
    Wilde — who co-hosted the event in Beverly Hills, California — and fiancé Jason Sudeikis welcomed son Otis Alexander in April.

    The busy 30-year-old actress says everything about life with her baby boy has been “amazing” since his arrival.

    “He’s a very sweet person,” shares Wilde, who jokes that she and Sudeikis are “getting there” in terms of Otis sleeping through the night. “The empathy that it floods you with — being a mother — I think makes you a better storyteller.”
    Continues Wilde: “I take my place in the world a little bit more seriously being a mother … I hope I can tell stories that somehow benefit the world that Otis will grow up in.”
    The event was especially meaningful for the HER star: Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, is an investigative journalist and her personal hero.
    “She taught me the importance of speaking truth to power, to being unintimidated by people telling you to give up,” explains Wilde. “So in terms of my own career, her example of perseverance has been very helpful.”
    Adds Wilde: “My mom was the first person to really introduce me to what it means to really dedicate yourself to your profession, and about self sacrifice. And I think being a mother in a very dangerous profession is even harder, and she knew that she was risking her life, and yet we grew up just admiring that type of passion and bravery.”

    Olivia Wilde: Motherhood Has Taught Me Selflessness – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com

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    I feel like celebrities should just stop talking about their children or becoming a parent. They all regurgitate the same crap. It's like they have a playbook of all the things that must be said when describing becoming a parent.
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    I hate Jason Sudeikis. That's all I have, tbh.
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    Otis? They named that poor kid Otis?

    Xander is a much nicer name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Otis? They named that poor kid Otis?

    Xander is a much nicer name.
    !!! I love the name Otis...for a dog.

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    One of the worst horses I've ever had in for training was named Otis. He threw back so hard at a hitching post he yanked it out of the ground and then ran off dragging it and the other two horses still tied to it.

    Nice choice, guys.
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    "Otis Sudeikis" sounds like the name of some redneck Roman emperor.

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    What irks me about these post-childbirth interviews is that a lot of women sound like they think they're the first person ever to have children. You're not telling us anything we don't already know or haven't already guessed.

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    I would be annoyed if it sounded like she was trying to "teach" us what it was like to be a mom, as opposed to just convey what she loved or learned from the experience. It didn't sound pedantic to me.
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    Her baby's NANNY has taught her selflessness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, ...
    Otis Sudekis and not Otis Wilde-Cockburn? Missed opportunity, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idunno View Post
    Otis Sudekis and not Otis Wilde-Cockburn? Missed opportunity, I think.
    So funny it had to be repeated right after it was said.
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    No mother can outgross Alicia Silverstone regurgitating food into her baby's mouth.

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