Motherhood is “a lot of work”, so says singer/actress Jill Scott. For Scott, who gave birth to her first child Jett Hamilton Roberts nine months ago, the first two months of motherhood was a reality check.
“I am going to keep it real gully with you. The first two months i wanted to give him back. I expected somebody to come and save me because after you have the baby, nobody cares about you anymore,” she said sheepishly to talk show host Chelsea Lately last week.
“Nobody cares if you sleep; nobody cares if you eat. It’s just you and this all consuming thingy. And he wants all your time and attention and it hurt the first two months. One day as I was standing by the door and I was considering throwing him out into the pool(sleep deprivation is ugly), at that moment i looked at him and said, ‘ah, i love you. I love you.'”
The single mom-she and her fiance Lil John Roberts called off their engagement soon after she gave birth- has a few projects in the works. On Sunday, February 21st at 8 pm (ET) , Jill will be featured in a Lifetime movie called “Sins of the Mother; she will appear in movie Why Did I Get Married, Too?”, due out April 2nd; and she has a new album, The Light Of The Sun: Words and Sounds, Vol. 4, due out in the spring/summer of this year.