AceShowbiz - Michelle Pfeiffer has learned to live a more simple life during the COVID-19 quarantine.
The actress, who is married to writer/producer David E. Kelley, underwent a period of reflection during the pandemic-enforced lockdown and she came to the realization that she can "live with a lot less."
Discussing her experience of lockdown with Italian publication IO Donna, she said, "I realized I don't need much. It's easy to live with the constant desire for something else, but in the end it is clear that they are only things, mostly useless objects."
Michelle was unable to see her two children, Claudia Rose and John Henry, for a year due to the travel restrictions in place to stop the spread of the potentially deadly respiratory illness, but she is immensely proud of both of them as they are "two independent and strong human beings."
"I saw them after about a year," she explained. "That was a wonderful gift because they live in distant cities. They have their lives now and I miss them tremendously. I feel proud of both of them."
Michelle is also proud of the job she did as their mother, and she's enjoying the friendship she shares with her kids as adults.
The "Ant-Man and the Wasp" star said, "I believe I was a present and protective mother. Only now that my kids are grown up, am I enjoying this new kind of relationship, a kind of adult friendship."
Back in April, Michelle turned to Instagram to share her ordeal being kept apart from her children because of COVID pandemic. "#TBT (throwback Thursday). 1994. Me preggers. Like so many, missing my kids and wishing they were here with me," she wrote in the caption accompanying the sentimental photo.