Being a working mommy isn’t always easy, no matter what your job is. Rachel Zoe admitted she struggles with balancing motherhood and her career — despite being a well-known name in her field.
The famed fashion stylist, 46, spoke exclusively with Us Weekly at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 4, where she revealed that she feels overwhelmed “every minute of every day” and sometimes “want to go behind the door and start hysterically crying.”
“It’s all overwhelming because your brain knows you need to be at work and your heart wants to be with your kids. You need to do both. I think it’s important to do both,” she told Us at the event, held at the The Brooklyn Museum. “With me, the struggle is real.”
“I was literally FaceTiming with my son on the way here for the eighth time today. My four year old was hysterically crying on the way to school, ‘Mommy come home. I don’t want to go.’ I wanted to die. I wanted to fly through the phone,” Zoe explained. “It’s hard.”
While the Rachel Zoe Project alum may get stressed out juggling her many projects — including a successful high-end fashion line — she knows that nothing compares to the many proud mommy moments she’s experienced because of her sons, Skyler, 7, and Kaius, 4, whom she shares with husband Rodger Berman.
“I literally have 10 [mommy moments] a day. I think, in general, the fact that my boys live and die for each other … my little one says ‘We’re combined’ because they sit together. They really look out for each other. When I found out I was having another boy, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want them to kill each other.’ They don’t. They don’t fight like that,” the fashion designer continued. “For me, that’s an ongoing mommy moment.”
When asked what’s the biggest conception about Hollywood moms, Zoe answered, “I would say moms in Hollywood give even way more than they receive. I think there are so many incredible moms that make most of their lives trying to give back because they know that they have a little more than others and I think that they use their power with their voice to help. That’s so much what I’ve seen over the last few years, more so in the last two or three years — it’s been an amazing thing.”
With reporting by Hilary Sheinbaum
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