Dancing With the Stars’ Brooke Burke Opens Up About All Things Motherhood — Exclusive!
Brooke Burke is nothing short of a triple threat — she’s an actress, Dancing with the Stars winner and host, as well as, oh you know, mother to four children!
Recently Loop du Loop sat down with Brooke at Field Elementary School in Pasadena, California, where she introduced the brand new Brita Bottle for Kids. There she opened up about her irrational fears, what it’s like raising four kids, and whether she and her husband David Charvet are planning on a fifth little one.
Loop du Loop: Do you have guilty pleasures? Brooke Burke: Not really. I don't believe in feeling guilt.
Do you as a parent have irrational fears? That's a good question. Only about bugs. No, not really because I communicate with all my kids. I try to not make it fearful, make it more conscious. But I am very irrational about fears that are my personal issue.
Like spiders? Yeah. Totally spiders.
But as far as something that could happen to them, you seem pretty calm. I don't know. I think it's just because there's so many, and I'm kind of an adrenalin junkie and a risk-taker myself because I want to let them be and let them make mistakes. I'll supervise, but I want them to be daring and take chances. And I've never been helicopter Mom, ever.
Do you think it will change when they get older? Well, my daughter's a teen now. She's in middle school. Not really. I trust her, and we communicate. So, no, I don't want to be that mom.
What's the funniest thing your kids have said or done recently? Probably Shaya, when I come home and Dancing With the Stars is airing on the West Coast, and I'm laying in bed with him. And he’s looking at the TV, and he's like, two Mommies? What the? Two Mommies, what's going on here?
Do you guys ever talk about having more kids? No. Absolutely not. Well, we do, but it's not going to happen. For sure, we talk about it in our dreams. Not my dream. Four is more than enough.
How do you do it? You have a job. It's a lot. It’s a lot of action. I try to stay really organized, and I don't do it alone. David helps a lot, and I have some great helpers in my home, and we kind of raise each other. It's just a lot. It’s just a really busy time, and three different schools.
But I'm sure you wouldn't change a thing. No, I wouldn't.
What's been the most surprising thing about being a parent? Just how different they all are, really, really different personalities and being able to accept that and make adjustments to each individual personality. It's like learning a new language all the time, four different languages.
Was it pretty instant as far as how their personalities developed? No. They're ever changing, constantly changing all the time, every day. Sometimes I don't even know who I'm picking up from school.