The Leftovers star Liv Tyler covers the October issue of Red and opens up about her blended family with fiancé David Gardner and their two children — daughter Lula, 13 months, and son Sailor, 2 — plus Tyler’s 12-year-old son Milo and Gardner’s 10-year-old son Gray.
On moving from NYC to London: “I was really ready for a change. I will always be a New Yorker, but having a lot of children in that city is hard and the city’s changing. And London’s got so much to offer. Most people at 39 are settled in their ways and I was just like, ‘Wow!’ “
On the challenges of the move: “It comes with challenges of course. It’s been a big change for Milo. [Commuting for a job I got early on] was so good for me and David was just like, ‘I’ve got this.’ He was home every night for dinner and bedtime, and holding down the fort. He drops the boys at school every single morning, while I’m standing there at the door in my pajamas, covered in food, with both babies in my arms.”
On their happy life together: “We both wanted to have a family and children and a partnership and love. Our jobs are high stress and high energy and constantly moving, so it’s really just the family part we’re on the same page about, which is amazing because I know that’s often quite tricky for couples.”
On their busy family life: “It’s so tricky going away on vacation with so many. We’re not the kind of parents that are gonna be like, ‘You stay here and go to bed, we’re going out.’ We always want to do everything together. But then going out to dinner with, like, 10 people … The babies need to eat immediately and then they’re completely restless throwing food all over the place. And the minute the boys finish, they’re like, ‘We’re off now.’ You’re left trying to enjoy a glass of wine and your meal with food flying everywhere.”
For more from Liv, go to Red…