Supermodel Christy Turlington is the December/January issue cover girl for Cookie magazine along with her two children Grace, 4, and Finn, 2. Here are some highlights from the mag:
ON REPORTS THAT HER CLOSE FRIEND BONO WALKED HER DOWN THE AISLE AT HER WEDDING… “He was there, of course, but I gave myself away. I mean, I was 25 weeks pregnant at the time,” she says, acknowledging that her gown, designed by John Galliano, offered the relative disguise of an Empire waist. “Eddie met me halfway down the aisle.”
ON BEING PREGNANT ON HER WEDDING DAY… At the reception, she recounts, one of Burns’s friends took him aside and said, “It’s so nice that Christy got a boob job for you for a wedding gift.” She and Burns now have two children: Grace, 4, and Finn, 2.
ON HOW BEING A MOM HAS CHANGED HER STYLE… “[Grace is] so used to seeing me in a pair of men’s jeans, or my yoga clothes, that I get an ‘Oooh, Mommy!’ even when I wear something like this,” Turlington says, pointing to her casual yoke-collared trapeze dress. “Though it’s black, so it’s not her favorite.”
ON BEING VERY FAMILY-ORIENTED… Turlington’s older sister, Erin, is now married to Burns’s younger brother, Brian, and they are expecting a baby boy. “We can’t wait to see him,” Turlington says. “I’m so curious how this will work out genetically. Will he look exactly like my kids?”
ON HER PASSION FOR THE BALLET… Grace was 2 when Turlington first took her to the ballet. “I worried about whether she could sit through the performance—sometimes she doesn’t sit through a Disney movie. But she was mesmerized. At the photo shoot [for Cookie], Grace loved being with the dancers so much that she didn’t want me around. She kept saying, ‘Goodbye, Mommy,’ and dragging me offstage.”
The magazine hits newsstands November 20 nationwide.