Looks like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree — at least as far as Megan Hilty is concerned. That’s because she has a 4-year-old daughter, Viola Philomena, who is showing signs of having talents just like her famous mama.
“She definitely loves singing and is singing all the time,” the former Smash star, 38, exclusively told Closer Weekly at a luncheon with the cast and creatives behind Patsy & Loretta — out this fall. “My daughter is just very aware of what it is I do and wants to be around it all times. Like, she’s very upset she’s not here today.”
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Having kids was never (ever) a part of my “plan”. I always had this thought in my head that there was no room in my life for anything other than my career and I was so SO wrong. Shortly after Brian and I got married, something happened – I looked at him and had this overwhelming feeling that if there were more people like Brian Gallagher, the world would be a better place. Turns out, I was right. These two tiny humans have completely turned my world upside down – in every way imaginable. The levels of love, exhaustion, joy, frustration and exhaustion (have I mentioned that I’m exhausted?) are off the charts and even though sometimes I feel like a shell of a person because I am spread so thin – I wouldn’t give any of it up for anything. I’m saying all of this because I miss them. I am a mom who is away a LOT and I am grateful that I am away because that means I am working – but the drive to LAX is never easy because all I can think about are the dance parties I’m missing, the deep new thoughts that my daughter wants to share and explore, and the deep-belly laughs that my son has with his dad… and I don’t want to miss a second of it. Do NOT get me wrong – I am in NO way saying that everyone needs to have children to feel this way. I am simply struck by the fact that life never turns out quite how you expect it to. I am in a constant polarizing state of feeling overwhelmingly grateful to work and a deep sense of longing to be home. #workingmom 📸: @brianggallagher
Megan said her kids — she is also mom to a 2-year-old son, Ronan Laine, with husband Brian Gallagher — both love to get their groove on too. “What they really like doing is dancing, which is something me or my husband just don’t do,” the former Wicked star revealed. “Yeah, we don’t know where that came from.”
With their 6-year wedding anniversary coming up this November, Megan said she and her husband are each other’s biggest fan. As for how they keep the spark alive, the answer is easy: quality time. That said, actually finding the time can be quite the challenge.
“We just make sure that we carve out time for ourselves,” the Tony-nominated actress noted. “It’s very hard, especially because we’re on the road and we’re working and stuff all the time and constantly trying to juggle that and the kids, but we also have to prioritize and maintain time just between the two of us.”
Don’t expect these two to be adding to their brood anytime soon either — at least not in the traditional way. “We are done having kids,” Megan said with a laugh. “We’ve talked about adopting later in life, but we are not creating any more kids.”
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Reporting by Diana Cooper