Actress Melissa George’s career path is skyrocketing, but while the 35-year-old star is enjoying her success, she admits that her desire to be a mom is often overwhelming.
Melissa tells the Herald Sun that her dreams of motherhood weigh on her “every minute of the day. Some days, it rips my heart out. And then, other days, I almost forget about it because I’m so busy. My company, Hemming My Way, is doing well; my acting is going great; I’m financially independent and I’m not short of love – it’s not as if I’m sitting around at home, moping.
“But whoever I have my baby with, I want to be proud of that man and I want to carry a child to a man who wants to do that as well. But, hey, I’ve got years when you think about it.”
Happily married for 10 years, the Bourne Supremacy star and her husband Claudio Dabed called it quits last year in large part due to their different views on parenthood.
“I did have the best marriage. It was so full of love, and he’s an extraordinary man. I think I made a great choice,” she says. “But, at some point, when it stops serving your needs as a woman and the things that you want for your life, it’s either get out now or wait until it’s too late. It was very hard for me, but I’m glad I did it.”
“I wanted children, yes,” she adds, “but I still have time. Now I can start from scratch.”
Soon after her marriage ended Melissa was dating millionaire dad-of-two Russell Simmons, who she describes as “so vibrant; he’s the air everyone should breathe. He’s an extraordinary man.”
Though the pair have since split, Melissa seems confident that things will work out as they should.
“Life makes no mistakes. We forget that. It’s all planned. As Pierce Brosnan, who I just worked with, told me, ‘Melissa, life is about many chapters.’ This is my new chapter.”