Audiences first fell in love with Melissa Joan Hart on her hit show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, fans can see the mom-of-three, 39, on the upcoming final season of Melissa & Joey.
The actress opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her new boys clothing line King of Harts which she co-created with husband Mark Wilkerson, their three sons Mason, 9, Brady, 7, and Tucker, 2, and her upcoming Mother’s Day plans.
CBS: We love that you and Mark have teamed up to create King of Harts. What’s it like working with your hubby? What’s been the biggest surprise/shock working with him on this clothing line?
MJH: “It’s like having a 4th child when you collaborate on a project like this. We both have strong opinions and voices and have to find appropriate places to compromise and pick up the slack. It’s hard not to step on each others’ toes or take things personal, but after 9 years of being parents together we have a good idea of how to make it work.”
CBS: Tell us how part of the proceeds is donated to charity. Do your boys understand how the family business is helping out kids in need?
MJH: “We take our boys often to do charitable work. Whether it’s making a meal at the mission, or donating books and clothes and toys, they are learning that there are people not as fortunate. They have started adding in their prayers that they are very grateful for the roof over their heads, food in their bellies and clothes on their backs.
King of Harts donates clothing to Youth Villages programs around the country. Nothing makes someone feel better about themselves than having some cool new duds to wear to school and camp. We will be making a trip soon to bring another box of goodies to the kids.”
CBS: Tell us about some of your favorite pieces in King of Harts. What do you love about the line?
MJH: “I love the Tucker camo short. It’s so cool and comfy for picky kids like mine to put on. The Gosman chambray is my top choice for some of life’s nicer moments like school pictures or family visits. And the lobster tee is adorable and a fan favorite with our signature lime-yellow collar raglan and quirky lobster with sunglasses graphic.”
CBS: How are your boys doing? What are they into these days? Are they getting excited for summer? Do you have them registered in summer camps/activities?
MJH: “Big moments for all of them. Tucker is potty training which is always a delight. Brady is becoming a great reader and losing teeth, and Mason is very interested in American history after our recent trip to Washington, D.C. They will do a fun outdoor camp in Lake Tahoe this summer where we spend a lot of time. Tahoe inspired our back to school fall line that is soon to be seen.”
CBS: What are your upcoming Mother’s Day plans?
MJH: “We will stay home as a family with our neighbors — the husbands will BBQ while the kids run around and play. It’s the perfect hassle-free fun family day.”
CBS: What’s up next for you?
MJH: “King of Harts has my full love and attention right now, but I guest starred on NBC’s Mysteries of Laura which airs on May 13th. My Nutrisytem ads are running now to help people get in shape for the summer, and the final season of Melissa & Joey starts airing June 17th on ABC Family.”