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Celebrities on motherhood: love, sexiness and burps

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BEYONCE 'I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this Earth.' Source: People

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NATALIE PORTMAN 'I've been trying to look more like a lady recently. I used to be happy in a T-shirt and sweatpants, and now I feel like I want to make myself a little more grown-up - now that I'm a mom.' Source: Women's Wear Daily

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NICOLE KIDMAN 'Children are children – you'll die for your children. And when you feel that as a parent – that's the unconditional love.' Source: 60 Minutes Australia

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KATE WINSLET 'The highest compliment I could ever receive about my kids — and I can say that this does happen frequently — is when the in-flight crew say to me, "Your children are wonderful. They are so well-behaved." Every time I am told that, I could weep.' Source: Glamour

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CHRISTINA APPLEGATE 'Sometimes I stand there going, "I'm not doing any of this right!" And then I get this big man belch out of [my daughter] and I go, "Ah, we accomplished this together." ' Source: People

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GISELE BUNDCHEN 'Giving birth was the most intense and life-changing experience of my life. ... I was so present to witness the biggest miracle in my life happen before my very own eyes. To give life to another being – what a gift!' Source: Hollyscoop

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ANGELINA JOLIE 'I will never be as good a mother as [my mother] was. I will try my best, but I don't think I could ever be. She was - she was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving - she's better than me.' Source: 60 Minutes

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JENNIFER GARNER 'I thought it would be easier for me to work. That I'd be like, "Oh, it's fine. She's here, she's happy." And that actually isn't the case. She is fine. I am the one who is a wreck if I don't get to be with her.' Source: about.com

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GWYNETH PALTROW 'I think motherhood ... gives your life real meaning. It’s always interesting when you’re a woman with success and you’ve achieved a lot, and then you have a baby and you realize everything you thought was an achievement really is nothing.' Source: E! News

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HALLE BERRY 'It sort of puts things into perspective, and it's about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share. I do what I love to do, and being a mom has come really naturally.' Source: AFI Fest

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JESSICA ALBA 'It's overwhelming. I don't consider myself a lot of the time. I think a lot of mums do that, try to be everything to everyone all the time. I make mistakes. I do try to do way too much.' Source: InStyle

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JULIANNE MOORE 'I think [to feel sexy] you need to be away from your children. ... The day-to-day of picking up kids and going to the eye doctor and then dropping them off at basketball ... doesn't make you feel very sexy.' Source: InStyle

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PENELOPE CRUZ 'It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment -when you see that face, you are transformed forever.' Source: Vogue

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VICTORIA BECKHAM 'You know when you get a TV you get a manual? Well, there isn’t one for motherhood. I’m constantly trying to figure it out and questioning whether I’m doing it right.' Source: Marie Claire

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JANUARY JONES 'I am at the right age, the right time in my life, where having [my son] is just so much fun. I feel very lucky, I think being a mother is something I was meant to do.' Source: Grazia

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KATE HUDSON 'Relationships take work, whereas loving your children doesn't take that. It becomes your big love. Having relationships after having a child just changed my focus. It's a different kind of love that I was looking for, because my real love is for my children.' Source: Madison Magazine

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PINK 'My life was once whisky, tears and cigarettes … now it's snot, tears and the color of poop. … I do miss the whisky though.' Source: People

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MIRANDA KERR 'I thought to myself, "I have so much more that I want to do aside from modelling. I can live with my body not being in shape if I have a healthy son. It’s worth it." ' Source: InStyle

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