Keeping the spark alive. Jamie Chung opens up about her marriage to Bryan Greenberg after she became a mother of twins.
The 39-year-old actress, known for roles in The Real World: San Diego and lovecraft countrytook on a brand new role in October 2021 when she and Greenberg welcomed their boys into the world.
“Oh God. I’d say the dream role I never thought I’d be good at would be a mother,” Chung told Us Weekly during an interview while promoting The Huggies’ Baby Academy for Pups. “I feel like this is the dream role, and it’s a dream role that I never thought I’d love so much.”
Chung joked that she’s discovered another “secret talent” in the past year. “I can change a diaper in less than five seconds, including the claim. I can change that diaper anywhere,” she laughed.
Raising children is not an easy task, especially when you have double the effort. Chung said what she finds the biggest challenge is “not losing yourself as a parent.” With all the day-to-day chaos of looking after young children, it’s sometimes hard not to “lose your identity, not lose your sanity,” she added.
“You have to take care of yourself. You have to give yourself those 10 minutes, those 30 minutes, that hour to do you. Because you can’t lose your identity,” she continued. “It makes you miserable. You care so much about these to keep babies alive and to keep them happy and to entertain them and keep them calmed down. It’s literally non-stop. So it’s really important. You find that, that moment for yourself.”
Chung’s relationship with Greenberg has come into the public eye since they started dating in 2012. Even now that they have twins, they still find time to be a couple. “We just went on our first date,” Chung gushed. “When his parents were in town and we went to a movie and that’s pretty fancy, but even when the kids are taking a nap, we find the time to connect.”
Chung emphasized the importance of making time for each other: “When the kids go downstairs, we find time to look at each other, to make sure he’s okay, I’m okay.” . I feel that therapy helps me a lot to solve all my problems and it’s something I don’t want to pass on to my kids. I think we are all a constant work in progress. Lots of work in progress.”
Chung talked about her partnership with The Huggies’ Baby Academy for Pups as she discussed the trials and tribulations of new parents. “It was the perfect collaboration,” she says. “Because I have a dog and our biggest concern about being new parents was like, ‘How will the dog react to the babies?’ I wish this was there when we first had our kids because we had to do all the research ourselves.
With the goal of preparing canines for life with a new baby, Huggies creates the first-ever Baby Academy for Pups – a pop-up in NYC that offers exclusive experiences that introduce dogs to all things baby.