London (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she had never
held a baby in her life before the birth of her first child, and
that she was afraid that she would not be "a good mum". The Legally
Blonde star, who shares custody of her kids Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5,
with her ex-hubby Ryan Phillipe, said that she had taken time to
get used to being a mother.
"The first time I held Ava was the first time I'd ever held a
baby in my life. I'd never babysat for anyone and I didn't have any
cousins," the Mirror quoted her as telling the Ticket. "I had that
fear of not being a good mum. It took me a long time to feel really
comfortable in the role of being a mother," she added.
On being asked if her divorce had affected her life with the
kids, the star further said: "The most important thing is to be
grown-up about it and not let any kind of feelings affect how you
deal with your children. We raised our kids just to be happy."