It’s only been a few weeks since Holly Williams — granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. — announced she’s expecting her first child with husband Chris Coleman, and already this mama-to-be is embracing motherhood. In fact, she’s embracing it so much that the 33-year-old country crooner has already tapped into her social network of celebrity friends for some sound motherly advice.
To be specific, Holly revealed that she learned a lot from one friend in particular, fellow mother-of-two, Gwyneth Paltrow! “I think the biggest thing everyone has said to me is to not let stress affect your body and that I need to take time to prepare the healthiest food I can while I’m traveling,” Holly tells People. “Gwyneth’s cookbook It’s All Good has been a big help.”
Ya don’t say! In fact, Holly — who is currently on tour for her latest album, The Highway — has been cooking up some of Gwyneth’s recipes, and they’ve played a key part in the musician’s attempt at maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
“The other night was horrible. I was on the road in the middle of nowhere and was starving to death, so I went to a gas station and had M&Ms, Fritos and a Coke,” the mom-to-be explains. “The first thing I did when I got home is make Gwyneth’s chicken and kale soup. It’s an amazing detox for your body.”
Not only has Gwyneth’s cookbook offered Holly some solace in the midst of her pregnancy, but the mother to Apple, 10, and Moses, 8 has also influenced Holly’s parenting style.
“We became friends four or five years ago and did a summer beach trip together where she had these chalk boards with the kids’ names and this point system,” Holly says. “If they fight or call each other names or don’t say please or thank you, they get a point down, and if they do something nice, they get a point up. Whether it’s a video game they want, or a new toy, they have to have a certain number of points to get it.”
“It’s a genius idea that I hope to try,” she adds. “I’m lucky to have great girlfriends like Gwyneth and other women who are patient with their children — and I was lucky to have a patient and loving mom. That’s all been great for me.”
How sweet! WIth all of this advice — especially from a mom like GP — we have no doubt Holly is going to be a great mother to her little one.