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Kate Walsh Opens Up About Divorce

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

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  • A

    That was a really great interview. She seriously wins.

  • Ivana

    That cover photo looks REALLY awkward. Couldn’t they have found a better picture??

  • mike

    love her!!!

  • Kate & Xtina 4ever!

    God bless you JJ! Thank you so much! Great interview! I love Kate so much! She’s fantastic and incredibly beautiful!


    Wooow she looks amazing! I love her!
    Thanks JJ!
    GReat interview!

  • S.

    Truly a great interview. So great that everyone has quoted it today. Such a nice soul.

  • Barbra

    Sister needs to learn to dress her age. She is way too old for that dress.

  • kar

    How old is she?? Teens dress more mature than that.

  • Bren

    she looks like a man

  • Karla

    Amazing interview with an amazing person.
    It made me love Kate even more then I already did!

  • Iris

    She is beautiful and confident.

  • jamie

    Thanks JJ and Thanks for keeping it all in context. Fabulous interview as always from Kate. She is so beautiful.

  • galove

    There is nothing wrong with the dress. It is cute. The stylist at the magazine are the ones who pick what she wears.

    KW is fantastic.

  • Emily

    I love love love her!
    Amazing interview, she’s incredible!

  • redbooksubscriber

    I thought her interview was a very enjoyable read. She seems lovely. I will have to check out her show.

  • gerard Vandenberg

    American celebrities really love it to describe making “MISTAKES”, folks?

  • Kate Walsh is a cow

    Ridiculous. Walsh sucks!

  • Jen

    Such a great interview & gorgeous photos too.

    Hope they release some of the outakes from the shoot eventually, as she was wearing a pretty dress in the backstage video shoot.

  • Mien

    That was one of the best interviews i’ve read in a long time. Really refreshing and funny. Love her even more now.

  • ANNA

    Great inteview! Kate is amazing! Thanks JJ.

  • Jane

    Bad choice w/ the dress.

    Love her but I wish she’s in a better show or movie. PP is mediocre at best.

  • Alex

    Entertaining interview as ever with Kate and she looks gorgeous. I think the dress designer is Marchesa. Kate wears their clothes a lot.

    Thanks Jared. Now have to buy the mag.

  • marie

    The funniest bit of the interview :-

    At work, they dress you, they walk you to the bathroom. My brother teases me because he visited the set once and he says I was wandering toward the gate and they were like, “Ms. Walsh! Come back!”


  • katwright

    This “Kate Walsh is a cow” person who comments on every article that is written about her is really ridiculous! There are like 24 comments, all of them says something nice about Kate except of her. Do us all a favor, get a job!
    If you are so jealous, work on yourself to get better instead of criticizing a beautiful human being!

  • Paddisonluvr

    Kate rules – and PrPr is way more than mediocre. Great interview – she really does seem like that best friend you wish you had on speed dial. Love her SO much – I am so happy she landed the role of Addison! I am so upset Grey’s/PrPr aren’t on until March 12th!!

    Thanks for posting!!

  • Sarah

    Sweet interview. Kate is always funny and down-to-earth. Adore her.


    She’s amazing. Very down-to-earth.

  • christian audigier

    That’s so cool!!