Kirsten Dunst airs her thoughts on being a stay-at-home parent

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Kirsten Dunst has been in the spotlight since she was seven years old, which has taught her a thing or two about keeping her private life, well, private.

The star gave birth to son Ennis Howard in May 2018 - a child she shares with fiancé Jesse Plemons who was her co-star in Fargo, and while very little is known about the toddler, the star has recently said that going to work is a piece of cake compared with being a stay at home parent.

Speaking to reporters about her upcoming role in the Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Kirsten admitted, "I'm just tired all the time," adding, "... doing the show... it's so much easier to go back to work than it is to be a stay at home mum."

It's a notion many parents can relate to. While we love our children more than anything, it can also be the hardest job in the world, and going back to paid employment can bring relief from the never ending mundane tasks of parenthood.


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She recently told People in an interview, "I basically went for the hardest thing that I could possibly do after having a baby," she said. "I was with this role for two to three years. For me, it was just the perfect time frame. I had family and friends to help me."

Kirsten and Jesse have the help of Jesse's mother, who cares for Ennis while the couple work.

Relating perfectly that kid drop-off relief, Kirsten said of the first time they left Ennis with grandma, "I was like, 'Bye!' to my mother-in-law!"

"Like … phew!" she laughed.

We are totally sure Kirsten is with us in saluting all the stay-at-home parents who do such a great job.


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