Alicia Silverstone Talks About Bathing With Her 9-Year-Old Son

By Dave Basner

June 4, 2020

During the global pandemic, many parents have been spending a lot more time with their kids, and that goes for celebrities too. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Alicia Silverstone spoke about what she and her nine-year-old son, Bear, have been up to with stay at home orders in effect in her state of California. The 43-year-old Clueless star detailed how she and Bear have been dancing, hopping on a trampoline and jumping rope. She also described taking baths with the boy.

Silverstone said, "My son and I take baths together, and when he’s not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting."

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Well Bear & I had another 10 days in #vancouver together. He learned to ride a bike in 2 minutes flat! We live in the hills in LA so being that there is no where for him to ride at home. IM SO happy he is riding here almost everyday! Bike riding has always made me SO happy too, so to share that with him has been so sweet. We had a great time together and he loved being on set. Mama needs some alone time now 🤪 Favorite food spots below! @cioppinosyaletown Reflections inside the #rosewoodhotel @eternalabundance try the alex salad, soups and kimchi roll! @gloryjuiceco the turmeric shot, squash soup and kale salad were yum. The #17 juice is yum too @acornvancouver cool place with good food for dinner @bandidas_taqueria cool vibes here and yum vegan tacos @chowatchau for yum noodle soup with greens

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Some people might disagree with how Silverstone parents, but it isn't the first time she's faced backlash. She also feeds Bear a vegan diet, something she said her son chooses to eat but still, she has taken heat for it. She explained, "People said lots of different things, and I was sort of 'the freak,' and I guess I’ll take pride in that because it is hard to be the person that’s speaking out, and it is hard to be the person that is saying the thing that isn’t what everybody else wants to hear."

In 2018, she also said her son hadn't ever taken medicine because of his vegan diet.

Bear is the only child the actress shares with her ex-husband, Christopher Jaercki, who has been coparenting with her. Last month, she told Today how that works stating, "We ask Bear where he wants to be. But then I started to wonder if that was too much pressure. So, I checked in with him and he said, 'I love that I get to decide.' We both have different perks!"

Keep up to date with Alicia by following her here.

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