Kate Walsh Opens Up About Divorce
Kate Walsh describes herself as funny, willful, and a troublemaker in the March 2009 edition of Redbook magazine. The 41-year-old Private Practice star opens up about her mischievous childhood, guilty indulgences, and about her 15-month marriage to Alex Young:
On her life as a kid: “Well, my parents divorced when I was 7. My mom went back to work, so I spent a lot of time alone and learned to be very independent. We moved a lot, and I made friends wherever I went. I got A’s, B’s, and then U’s — “unsatisfactory” — in citizenship… I was being talkative, acting out in class. There was a time in seventh grade when I would do anything on a dare. My friend dared me to dance on a teacher’s desk with a rose in my mouth, and I did it. That’s why I am an actor, probably!”
On being Italian and Irish and loving to eat and drink: “We have a lovely wine cellar at home, and I can cook. I love to make pasta. We all love food. We yell and scream and are lots of fun at a dinner party.”
On her divorce: “I don’t think anyone gets married thinking that they will get divorced. We certainly did not. Alex and I still care for each other, and I wish him nothing but the best. The silver lining to this, however, is that I have a wonderful family and a great group of friends who really showed their support and encouragement, and for that I am truly grateful.”
Read the full interview at RedbookMag.com.