Speaking to People about her home life, supermodel Cindy Crawford said that she and her husband tend to fill more traditional gender roles at home. Particularly, she noted that he’s a handyman and is able to fix things around the home when they’re not working correctly.
“I was going to joke and say I can barely get him to pick up a wet towel, which is partly true, but I will say if something around the house needs repair — he’ll repair it if he knows how,” she said.
Continuing, she added, “You know, if the air conditioning’s not working, he deals with that. Or if there’s a patch of grass that needs replacing. So I would say we’re pretty good at divvying up the responsibilities of life.”
She then said that one of her greatest strengths is “punctuality,” and that another is her ability to act as a household manager. In her words: “I’m definitely more in charge of making sure there are groceries in the house and menu planning, the schedule, making appointments and that kind of stuff.”
She said that that division of household duties is similar to the “more traditional roles” they grew up with.
Crawford also noted that her children are able to be comfortable in most situations because they were treated like adults from a young age, always included at the dinner table rather than sitting at a separate kids’ table. “I think because of that, they’re very comfortable in most life situations,” she said.
Later in the interview, she added that her husband still buys her roses, saying, “I love roses. I think they add such a nice smell.” She added that her favorite “is the one that Rande always gets me for my birthday. Pale peach, it’s called. But you really can’t go wrong with any roses. If you take care of them, give them a little bit of love. They last so long.”
In addition to bucking the celebrity norms by having a somewhat traditional home life, Crawford pushed back when told that she looks ageless, saying:
“I know all the ways that I’ve aged. My face has gotten much thinner; my mouth isn’t as full. Being told I’m ageless isn’t right, especially because getting older is hard enough, never mind that we live in a youth-obsessed culture.”
“I’m not 25, so why should I be trying to look 25? Why do I want someone to mistake me for a 25-year-old? I’ve had children. I have all this life experience.”
“Aging is what happens if we’re lucky; it means that I’m alive.”
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