66 Comments Saturday, July 28th, 2007
The former child star walks around her house in the nude. Who says marriage is a catalyst to sexual decline?
Marriage can numb the mind. Having a roommate, best friend, jump-off, earner and punching bag (metaphorically, of course) all wrapped in one can really dull the senses. For 26-year-old actress and cinnamon crumb cake Reagan Gomez-Preston, whoâ€™s been married since she was 19, it seems to have weakened her eyesight. She never saw herself as the fantasy girlfriend to drooling teens who tuned into The Parent â€™Hood just to see her. Last year, the black and Puerto Rican mash-up didnâ€™t see that she was the only thing hot about the UPN comedy Love, Inc. Hell, the girl doesnâ€™t even think sheâ€™s â€œhot.â€ Fortunately, her far-sightedness is offset by her foresight. She knows sheâ€™s still young, and sheâ€™s plotting for brighter days in Hollywood. No question, the sun will come out.
We hear you donâ€™t see yourself as a sex symbol. Whatâ€™s with the overdose on modesty?
I guess itâ€™s something I had to get used to, but my life is the mostâ€”I donâ€™t want to say itâ€™s boring because I love it and it works for me, but like, right now as Iâ€™m talking to you, Iâ€™m separating my whites for my laundry.
Uh, separating whites?
Yeah, you canâ€™t put the whites in with the reds â€™cause then the whites will be pink.
Ya donâ€™t say. Well, weâ€™ve got a job to do here. Can you at least tell the KING readers youâ€™re separating your underwear or something?
Yes, itâ€™s my panties! My pretty, white lace panties [laughs]. But then Iâ€™m going to do the dishes and figure out whatâ€™s for dinner.
You got married at 19. Looking back, are there any regrets about taking the plunge so young?
I see a lot of girls who were working back in the day who are strung out now, or just living that hard life. I feel really blessed because the critical time of my life, 16 to 21, I really couldâ€™ve been out doing the club scene. Not that thereâ€™s anything wrong with that, but there are a lot of fake people in L.A. who just want to take advantage of you, and that couldâ€™ve totally been me. I was lucky to find my husband and his family. I donâ€™t regret anything.
No matter your age, marriage takes work. Besides folding thongs, how do you keep the marriage sexy?
You know what I do? Iâ€™m not trying to be funny, but I walk around the house naked. I donâ€™t do it to be like, â€œHoney, look at me. Iâ€™m over here.â€ Even if Iâ€™m not feeling sexy, when he gives me that look, I could be doing the dishes or whatever, I look down at myself like, â€œYou know what? I am hot!â€ You donâ€™t need all that lingerie anyway; it all comes off at the end of the day.
Amen! Do away with the decoration! Being an actress, do you and Mr. Preston ever role-play Tarzan and Jane, buck-naked?
We havenâ€™t done that yet, but if we are going to be married for the rest of our lives, we still have about 60 years to do it.
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