Sienna Miller may not be with Tom Sturridge anymore, but that doesn't mean they're not great parents to four-and-a-half-year-old daughter Marlowe.
As with all celebrities, the public is deeply invested in who Miller is dating and what her real life is like. Miller is no different. The actress, 35, recently sat down with Allure and spoke about motherhood.
This interview gives a very honest view, in fact, of what parenting is to the British native, who now lives in New York City.
It's not five nannies and assistants and speaking to her now ex-partner through family lawyers. At least, that's not what she's telling us.
It's collaboration. It's love. And it's friendship.
Take her nightly routine, for example. Miller, who dated 31-year-old Sturridge from 2011 until 2015, lives just a few blocks away from the actor in Manhattan, and they make sure to get together every single night for Marlowe's bedtime routine.
"We do bedtime every day," she says.
"We felt like as much togetherness as possible would be ideal, and fortunately we really love each other and are best friends, and so that works. It’s not that it’s not complicated, because it is."
It's that distinct change between what we think we know about Miller—partying, Jude Law, rumors of affairs—versus what is actually true: She is a mother and a co-parent. And she's doing a great job.
You can watch an interview Miller did with Allure in addition to her cover feature below. (Post continues after video.)
It's not the first time Miller has spoken kindly about Sturridge. In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, she called him her "best friend in the entire world."
"We don’t live together, as has been reported recently, but we do half the time," she said.
"Everybody will stay over or we’ll all go on holiday and that’s because we genuinely want to be around each other. It’s great for our daughter that she has two parents who love each other and are friends. He’s definitely my best friend in the entire world."
In the interview, she also speaks about a moment when her daughter was sick and how it made her realize how amazing—and difficult—motherhood can be.
"I had an amazing moment the other day where I just heard this ‘Mama!’ from upstairs," she says.
"I said, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming.’ And as I got to the landing I just smelled, like, puke. And she’d thrown up basically off the top bunk, so the splatters were like: Pow! Like all four walls. She had the norovirus or whatever. I was like, ‘I’m coming, I’m coming!’ And I skidded on the sick and fell. Whacked my head. Then I get her out of the bunk; she’s crying, covered in sick. I take her to the bathroom, take all her clothes off, and then the dog comes up and starts eating the sick. And I get her in the bath and in my bed, and I’m just, like, literally naked, mopping, and crying at midnight. You know, and that’s parenthood.
"You’re so enriched by it and so fulfilled, but at the same time, I look at these people who just don’t have any responsibility, and it feels like the responsibility is crippling."
Now there's a true statement.