As the mother of three children, a cast member on Grey's Anatomy and a star of Lifetime's new movie The 19th Wife (premiering tonight), Chyler Leigh is one busy woman these days.
In a recent interview, she dished a little about the new season of Grey's, as well as what it's like raising little kids and some of the parenting advice she shares with her co-stars ...
On what viewers can expect on this season of Grey's Anatomy: "The trauma [from last May] manifests itself differently in each character. My character has a complete breakdown. She can't stop thinking and can't sleep. She ends up in the psych ward."
On the end of her character's love triangle on Grey's Anatomy: "There's not much of a love triangle. It becomes a question of who's going to be there for her after her breakdown and you'll see that right away in the [Season Seven premiere]."On sharing parenting advice with her Grey's co-stars: "Yes, we all do. Jessica Capshaw is going to be a second-time mom. Chandra Wilson has three kids. There are something like 20 kids between all of us. We talk about what things work and don't work."
On her secret to a successful marriage: "Time. Time together as much as we can. Because we don't have a lot of quantity time, we make it as quality as possible. A big thing for us is being able to get out of the house to even just look at each other."
"It's really important to us to take that time and work on our marriage. To refocus about marriage and take time to build each other up. We're a huge support system for each other, and we're a team. We both come from an experience of divorce and difficult family situations."
"When you go through something like that, you have a choice to genuinely change it and make huge changes not only in yourself, but also in the way you work together. We cherish that. We work really hard to make our family the number one priority no matter what."
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