Actress Alicia Silverstone has opened up about motherhood and how she is raising her 11-year-old son, Bear.
The Clueless star appeared on the The Ellen Fisher Podcast to talk about her attachment parenting style, including the fact that she still sleeps with her son, who she shares with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki.
“Bear and I still sleep together,” she said.
“I’ll be in trouble for saying that and I don’t really care.”
She added, “If you were in any kind of wild setting where there are animals… if you put your baby over there,” she said, pointing away from herself, “your baby is going to get eaten. It’s not ideal for the baby to be over there.”
This isn’t the first time that the 45-year-old has opened up about co-sleeping with her son. In her 2014 book ‘The Kind Mama’, she wrote that putting a child in a crib is “tantamount to child neglect”.
In the chat, the actress went on to describe motherhood as the “most unbelievable experience in this world,” explaining that when Bear was first born, she wanted to “savour every moment of his life.”
She explained, “I wanted to have more [children], but then my relationship got messed up, and it wasn’t a great time to bring one in.
“I didn’t want to have one right away because I was so in love with my Bear.
“I wanted to squeeze every little moment out of him, so it wasn’t until he was like 3 that I was ready to make another baby and then I didn’t have a partner, so that’s why I don’t have four babies.”
Back in June 2020, Silverstone was criticised for admitting to sharing baths with her then nine-year-old son.
“My son and I take baths together, and when he’s not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting,” she said in an interview with The New York Times.
Watch the full chat: