The new mommy is so smitten with four-month-old Leonardo, she can’t talk about him without welling up!
Penélope Cruz broke down during an interview with Vogue when she was asked about her baby son with husband Javier Bardem. So sweet!
“It really is the best thing in the world. From the first second, you feel so much love” Penélope gushed, wiping back tears. “It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment — when you see that face, you are transformed forever.
“Even if you have heard from all your friends and family… until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul.”
Penélope, 37, has long been a campaigner for childrens’ charities, even volunteering at an Indian shelter when she was just 22. But she insists motherhood has made her even more passionate about kids’ causes: “Even if you were aware of children and felt compassion, when you have your own, it multiplies. It breaks your heart to know that there are so many children in the world suffering so much.”
But don’t expect to see too much of this beautiful family — the actress is determined to protect Leo, adding, “I want my son—and my kids if I have more—to grow up in a way that is as anonymous as possible. The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work that we do doesn’t give anybody the right to invade our privacy.”
We love that your such an emotional and loving mom Penélope. Good luck with little Leo!
— Ian Garland
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