Connie Britton: ‘Nashville’ Star Finds ‘Being A Single Mom Is Challenging’

Fri, March 1, 2013 2:00pm EDT by 2 Comments
Connie Britton Single Mother
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The ‘Nashville’ star opened up about juggling her roles as super star actress and mother. She also talked about her decision on adopting without being married.

Connie Britton, 45 adopted her son, Yoby, 2 after the death of her father. At that time in her life she knew that motherhood was for her even though she wasn’t married, so she pursued adopting a baby from Ethiopia.

“Being a single mom is challenging, but never in a million years would that have stopped me. You get an idea in your head and you’re going to do it,” the actress tells More.

When asked about handling motherly duties and long days of filming her hit TV show, she says it’s hard.

“The schedule is insane to the point where I lose a lot of sleep at night worrying about how little time I have to sleep and mostly what little time I have to be with my son,” Connie says.

But it sounds like Yoby is having a good time.

“The flip side of that is, he’s doing great. He comes to the set every day,” the mother says. “As working moms go, at least I have that luxury.”

The actress now feels like motherhood has made her able to relate to others more.

“I have a deeper understanding of how most people are just trying to do the best they can,” she said.

Connie talks about her admiration for Yoby

“One of my favorite qualities is that he has an enormous curiosity about everything, but he’s not stupid about it,” the star explains. “He wants to open and close doors, but he immediately learned that he’d better watch where his fingers are.”

Do you find it hard to juggle work and motherhood, Hollymoms?

— Nicole Weaver

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