When Dancing With The Stars bombshell Brooke Burke met her husband David Charvet, she was already mom to her two daughters Neriah, 11, and Sierra, 9, from her marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. The cute couple went on to have daughter Heaven, 4, and son Shaya, 3, together and have since married. Now that the families are officially blended, Brooke claims that mixing the two households isn’t exactly a simple science.
“Having a blended family is a challenge,” the 40-year-old star reveals to Fitness magazine. “Two of my children are with their father part of the week, so when they come home they want me all to themselves. Then my other two children, who have had me all to themselves, suddenly have to share, and that can make them very needy.”
“There is a lot of action in my household, and sometimes I’m a referee all day long!” she adds.
Athough being a mom is truly a gift, the daily challenges we all face seem to affect Brooke too.
“Nobody ever says, ‘Thanks for getting up early and making me that lunch, Mom. I enjoyed what was in my lunchbox today. So when I do hear that from my kids, it feels really good. Maybe that’s why I treat the people I work with well.”
Be sure to pick up the January issue of Fitness magazine to continue reading Brooke’s interview!