LAUREN LONDON TALKS RAISING A SON IN A BLENDED FAMILY
Lauren London got her start in the hit film ‘ATL’ as New New. The actress is now gearing up for a starring role in BET’s ‘The Game,’ and can’t be more grateful for a supportive family to help with her 3-year-old son, Cameron Carter. London recently sat down with Cocoa Fab to talk about her hectic schedule and the amazing support system she has.
One of the greatest challenges that Lauren faced after giving birth to Cameron in 2009 was separation. As she explained to Cocoa Fab, “It was challenging for me because I didn’t have 24/7 with him, but all of the women in my life that are mothers worked and made it happen. It was good and grand and I think that it’s good for children sometimes to have a little bit of independence and not be up under you all the time.”
The actress continued, “I made sure that my days off I was with him and spent time with him, made sure that the days I was gonna be on set really, really long he came on set, he knew what I was doing. This is just mommy’s work and mommy will be right back. It’s just life for me and I just do it. I get asked that question a lot. But women do it with three or four kids with no help at all. I’m blessed to have family that travel with me and help me with him.”
Although she and Cameron’s dad, Lil’ Wayne, are no longer in a relationship, Lauren works hard to create a healthy environment in which her son can flourish. “Every situation is different, but I really want to create a peaceful environment for my child,” said London to Cocoa. “I want him to know love and peace and balance and … that’s so important to me. I have no reason to dislike anyone or to have any conflict because the most important thing for me is for him to be raised in a peaceful environment where things can be settled. For me, that was just important.”
Lauren gave birth to Cameron on September 9, 2009 with Lil’ Wayne and other family members by her side. The little one weighed 7lbs 12oz.