Julie Bowen Opens Up on the Challenges of Twins


Actress Julie Bowen is one busy momma. In addition to starring in the megahit Modern Family, Bowen also juggles three sons – which includes Oliver, age 4, and twins John and Gus, 2. In the September issue of More magazine, Bowen opens up on the challenges of balancing 3 kids and an exploding acting career and, much to her credit, she doesn’t mince words.

“Children are like crazy, drunken small people in your house,” she’s quoted as saying. Amen to that, sister. Bowen admits to using a nanny during the week, but insists that weekends are just her and husband Scott Phillips.

When news leaked that Bowen was pregnant with twins, the Internet world went into a tizzy speculating that she used in-vitro fertilization. Bowen denies it, saying in the interview, “Everybody asked me, ‘How many did you put in?’ and I’d be like, ‘Just one penis. Thanks!’”

One pearl of wisdom that Bowen shares: she couldn’t do this in her twenties. Bowen says her commitment to her children sometimes surprises her. “I’m constantly shocked that I am successfully taking care of this family and that I’m capable of putting their needs in front of mine,” she says in the interview. “I don’t think I could have done it in my twenties.

Read more of the interview at the More magazine website.

photo: More magazine

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2 Responses to “Julie Bowen Opens Up on the Challenges of Twins”

  1. Annie says:

    I love Julie on Modern Family. So glad to hear she’s a committed mom in real life too!

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