AceShowbiz - Jessica Biel has broken her silence on the arrival of her youngest son Phineas, whom she shares with husband Justin Timberlake. In a new interview, "The Sinner" actress admitted to experiencing "a big change" while parenting her "secret COVID baby."
In the Monday, June 14 episode of Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert", the 38-year-old mom revealed that parenting a newborn again six years after having her first child has been a "big change." The 39-year-old actress confessed, "Someone said to me, 'Two is like having a thousand,' and that's exactly what it feels like." She pointed out, "The balance of everything is very different and super hard."
"But I agree. I mean, it's amazing. It's so interesting. It's so funny. The conversations I'm having now with my 6-year-old is so cool," Jessica elaborated further. "The Illusionist" star went on gushing over her kids, "Like, he's a real person saying the funniest stuff and he's so sensitive and tender. It's just so interesting to see that part of it happen and the little one is just cute as hell."
Elsewhere in the interview, Jessica addressed her secret pregnancy. "I had, like, a secret COVID baby," the former "7th Heaven" star admitted. But that wasn't her intention as she explained, "It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left."
Jessica then opened up that she gave birth to her second child during the summer of 2020. At the time, both she and Justin didn't publicly announce the news until January though reports already spread in July that she had secretly welcomed her second child. As her due date approached, she wasn't sure if her husband would be permitted into the hospital because COVID-19 had imposed limitations on visitors.
Luckily, Jessica said the hospital "had just changed" its restrictions of not allowing anybody "at all" before she gave birth. "I was really getting nervous about that situation," the "Cruel Summer" executive producer told host Dax. "But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared."