Rebecca Romijn Won’t Let Her Kids Do This One Thing: I’m ‘More of a Disciplinarian’

Rebecca Romijn Reveals the One Thing She Won't Let Her Kids Do
Dolly Rebecca Rose O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell and Jerry O’Connell. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Laying down the law! Rebecca Romijn revealed that when it comes to her twin daughters, Charlie and Dolly, she puts her foot down when she has to — even if it’s not always easy.

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“They’ve been begging for phones,” she exclusively told Us Weekly of the 10-year-olds at the season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on Thursday, January 17. “That’s not happening for as long as I can possibly go.”

Rebecca Romijn Reveals the One Thing She Won't Let Her Kids Do
Rebecca Romijn attends ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Premiere at Conrad New York on January 17, 2019 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

The former model, 46, has her reasons. “I’ve been told that grades suffer when kids get phones,” she explained. “So they’ll be 20 before I get them a phone! My kids are nagging me about it because of lot of their friends already have them. … [Those parents] are ruining it for the rest of us.”

The X-Men star said that between her and husband Jerry O’Connell, she tends to be the more strict parent. “I’m probably more of a disciplinarian than my husband,” she admitted to Us.

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Even so, the Ugly Betty alum loves spending time with her growing girls. “They’re sassy. They just turned 10, double digits. It’s exciting. … The more developed they become, the more I enjoy them. They’re great human beings. I really enjoy my time with them.”

Romijn previously spoke about her preteens to Us in July 2018, revealing that they have felt more grown-up since getting their own rooms. “Like, all of a sudden, they’re more important than they used to be,” she said. “They feel like they’re all high and mighty. They’re acting like teenagers already.”

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The actress and the Scream 2 star, 44, tied the knot in July 2007 and welcomed their children in December 2008.

With reporting by Nicki Gostin

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