How is raising Kiyan in the public eye?
He lives a normal life, but there are things we watch closely, because of who his parents are. [His dad is NBA star Carmelo Anthony.] For example, he doesn’t go to the corner store by himself, because people often recognize him. And we keep his social-media accounts very private.
What kind of kid is he?
What values do you want to instill in him?
What moments are most challenging as a mom?
I don’t want my son to feel like his mom is never available. When I’m away working, I tell him to make a list of all the things he wants to do when I return. I never spend a lot of time away from him. If I had to cancel work, I would.
How do you make sure he steers clear of machismo?
I always tell Kiyan how he should treat women—how we are all equal and that women are just as smart as, if not smarter than, men.
How big is your family?
My family is huge! I have so many aunts and uncles, cousins, people who aren’t related but say they are—it just goes on and on. We’re spread out between cities, but we’re always doing things together, so Kiyan knows everyone. One summer I took my family on a cruise to Puerto Rico—34 of us on a boat for a week!
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