A full house! Daphne Oz and her husband have three kids at home and a fourth on the way — but they keep the romance alive in their relationship.
“Parents really start to look forward to bedtime a lot,” the former Chew cohost, 33, told Us Weekly exclusively at HealthCorps 13th Annual Gala, hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz on Tuesday, April 16. “You can’t wait for your kids to wake up, and then for the whole day [you’re] trying to get them exhausted enough to go back to bed.”
Her husband, John Jovanovic, added: “I think we try to counterbalance really intensive family time with just time for the two of us. … Having parents who are happy really makes for a happy bond with the children. We sync great.”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2010, announced in March that they are expecting their fourth child.
“I do love to cook!” the Dorm Room Diet author captioned an Instagram post cradling her baby bump at the time. “Bun in the oven #4 coming your way later this year and we couldn’t be more excited!!”
When it comes to raising her brood, the TV personality keeps this advice in mind. “Your children will always remember how you made them feel,” she told Us. “So, even if you’re not there every second of every day … [be aware of] how you make your children feel when you are with them, making sure that time is quality is the most important thing.”
Oz and the investment banker don’t think that their family dynamic will change too much when their fourth baby arrives. “The shift from one to two is really big, [but] after that, it’s sort of, like, the same,” Jovanovic told Us.
With reporting by Marc Lupo
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