No two kids are built the same — just ask Christina Ricci. The Yellowjackets star, 43, is mom to two, and it turns out that at least one child rearing lesson learned with son Freddie, 8, didn't apply to baby daughter Cleo, 15 months. Christina recently told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on Live! With Kelly and Ryan that little Cleo was precocious in a way her big brother wasn't. "I'm not bragging, but…" Christina begins in the very relatable clip, which you can watch below.
The Wednesday star shares Cleo (full name: Cleopatra Ricci Hampton) with hairstylist Mark Hampton, whom she wed in October 2021. Freddie's dad, meanwhile, is film producer James Heerdegen, her ex-husband from whom she split after nearly 7 years back in 2020.
Freddie, his proud mom says, has been incredibly inquisitive ever since he could talk."He's come home from preschool and been out in the world and said to me, 'Mama, are you a movie actress?' " she told People back in 2018. "And I didn't say that to him. People mention it to him, clearly. I have to then explain to him what it is, and we've shown him movies." More recently, Freddie has progressed to even more sophisticated inquiries. "He's asking questions like, 'Mom, is that racist?' Or, 'Mom, is that okay for women?' " the former child star told The Guardian. "He's got this whole thing about not calling objects – like boats – she. He'll correct me: 'Women are not objects.' "
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Freddie loves doting on his little sister, too. "He can help me make a bottle. He can help me in the bathtub with her. It is really great," Christina told People. "There hasn't been a lot of sibling jealousy or anything. That has been a huge relief."
The Casper star celebrated Cleo's first birthday last December with an adorable Instagram post, calling her a "little dream baby…She's a gift from the universe. Broke our hearts wide open again."
And on the most romantic day of the year, she honored Cleo's dad and Freddie's stepdad, calling Mark "the most fun, generous, most imaginative and brilliant man I have ever known. You are one of the best examples of your species and frankly, a unicorn. (No wonder our little girl is crazy for them). You take care of us and love us in a way I never thought possible. I LOVE YOU so much."
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