Jessica Biel on Working and Raising Son Silas: 'It's Hard Trying to Find a Balance Between Work and Family'
By Liz Calvario
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Being a mom is a full-time job!
Jessica Biel knows how grueling it can be being a working mom. The 35-year-old actress is mother to 2-year-old son Silas, who she shares with husband Justin Timberlake, and revealed that sometimes she feels "stretched thin everywhere."
"It's hard, trying to find a balance between work and family and just being an independent human,” Biel told Ryan Seacrest and Busy Philipps on Friday's episode of Live With Kelly & Ryan. “You’re stretched thin everywhere, and it’s been amazing creatively but really hard. I think every working parent must feel the same."
TheSinner star says that for now they have a more "stable" life in New York, but Timberlake is "sort of all over the place" while he's working.
"I don’t think you ever master finding the balance," Biel added. "Like, you master it, and then your kids are grown up. Then you’re home alone and sad, like, 'I wish I had something to master!'"
ET spoke with Biel earlier this week, where she talked about leaving work behind when she's at home.
"You don't have a choice. It's called get in the car, open the front door and you better be Mom, because nobody cares what you did all day," she told ET. "My work, I leave it at work. I don't bring it home."
"I mean, yes, I'm exhausted and sometimes I need like, a glass of wine and to just hang out. But you got to let it go. You have a 2-year-old who just wants to play with you and that's what's most important," she said.
For more on how Biel and Timberlake handle parenting, watch the video below.