TBS’ ‘Are We There Yet?’ actress Essence Atkins opens up about expecting her first baby at 39, marriage, and more in a recent conversation with Essence magazine. Click over to read highlights from the interview now!


On finding out she as pregnant:
It’s funny, we weren’t trying, I just looked in the mirror one morning at my body and it looked different. My breasts were bigger, I stood in front of my husband and said, “Honey, I think I’m pregnant.”

On how pregnancy has changed her life:
I didn’t have any morning sickness, everything has been extremely well. The only thing I changed was that I stopped working out. All of our friends are like, “You guys are just getting started while our [kids] are off to college,” but it’s like I lived my life, I’ve taken trips to Paris for just 30 hours and came back, I’ve popped bottles, I’ve done it all, now I’m just ready and looking forward to being a mom.

On what she loves most about being married:
I have never been so in love before in my life. There’s nothing that I like least about it. I can sit in silence with him, we can do everything together. Everything is just really really easy and that’s how it is suppose to be.


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