Denise Albert, Jenna Dewan, Melissa Gerstein Photo by Jonathan Breton / TheMOMS.com
The MOMS (Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein) along with Hatchimals by Spin Master hosted a Mamarazzi event with Jenna Dewan to celebrate the release of her book Gracefully You at Mr. Purple, a rooftop lounge, at 180 Orchard Street, 15th Floor.
Jenna Dewan is an actress, former model, and dancer. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Nancy (Bursch) and Darryll Dewan. Her father is of half Syrian Lebanese and half Polish descent, and her mother has German and English ancestry. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and discovered a love for dancing at the age of five. She is a graduate of Grapevine High School and has also attended the University of Southern California, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Jenna was discovered by a dance agent and toured alongside some of the greatest in music entertainment, most notably Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin. She has also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Missy Elliott. She has also appeared in several television sitcoms, including Quintuplets (2004), The Young and the Restless(1973) and Joey (2004). Jenna is most noted for her role as Nora Clark in the movie, Step Up (2006), in which she played an accomplished dancer.
At Q&A The MOMS asked Jenna questions.
The MOMS: Do you have any advice for young heartbreak?
Jenna: well, I’ve been through many times, many times because we’re human. And that’s just like happens. Um, my advice really is to turn inward and kind of ask yourself, what is this showing me about myself? Like, how can I come out of this like a bigger, better person? And when you do that is what it takes away from being about the other person or about the breakup itself and, and in focusing on yourself, and then at the end of it, you’re bigger flying Higher and happier, and you’ll manifest the thing that matches you there. So just put in the work really.
The MOMS: How is pregnancy different this time?
Jenna: It’s different because I have a six year old that takes all of my time and energy. So why am I so tired this time? I was like, I don’t mean tired. I’m tired. I’m like, because I’m chasing me. Like I’m going you know, it’s like you’re still a mom, you don’t get to be like, I’m pregnant. So I’m going to take some fun just like your life just keeps going. So that’s like more of an energy adjustment. And I’m working on top of it. So it takes I have to find more and more time to reCharge myself I was a lot more nauseous this time around I don’t know if anyone else experienced with me is likebut also I’m a little bit more relaxed because I know the process I know what’s coming not you know I’ve got a lot more exciting for remembering Oh yeah, that’s that’s what we do this and, and seems like incredible partner and he’s like so caring and loving and he takes care of me and it’s like best, the best. What does he do you like massage in your TB and I know in my bag. He Like she said, He’s the kind of guy thinks about it, you know, ahead of time, so it goes.
The MOMS: What is your co-parenting advice for divorce?
Jenna: We’re figuring it out I mean I’m really lucky to that I have like an incredible partner with Steve was like absolutely amazing with me and we really do that well with Abby and just like how our partner to be there with you and help you through all this. It’s like music but it’s a journey for everybody. Always. Yeah, never surrender that
The MOMS: Who does your daughter look like?
Jenna: She looks like both of us, but she looks like me when I was younger. So if you see a baby picture of me and her you’re like Oh, of course, but she’s got lighter hair. And so you know, she’s a mixture.
But anyways, I like to protect her from social media although it’s completely by the way backfired because she wants her own YouTube.
The MOMS: What does she want to open on YouTube?
Jenna: She wants to open Hatchimals!
The frustrations and challenges that come with modern living can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and disconnected. In Gracefully You, Jenna Dewan uses her own deeply personal journey to show you how to find your true voice, connect to your deeper self, and live with grace.
From demonstrating how movement is essential to feeling good (whether it’s by going on a nature hike or dancing with your friends) to providing mantras that will help you begin each day with good intentions, Jenna shares clear advice on how you can cultivate happiness in every aspect of your life.
Learn how to create a home sanctuary, connect with nature to restore balance, foster healthy relationships of all kinds by establishing physical and spiritual boundaries, and maintain space for your own identity through it all. Filled with stunning photos, Gracefully You is a beautiful, insightful, and powerful vision for anyone who wants to feel better, focus on what’s important, and maintain a sense of balance—all with strength and grace.
Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, captures the vibrant and artistic spirit of the LES. Designed by internationally acclaimed design firm Crème Design, the space recreates an artist-loft ambiance with indoor and outdoor areas displayed through the use of reclaimed wood structures, juxtaposed with concrete, metal, free hanging lights, and contemporary wooden furniture. Using downtown New York as a backdrop, the 3,000 sq. ft. interior space is complemented by two terraces.
Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 30 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including the relaunched Bakugan: Battle Planet and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,800 people in countries around the world including Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
The Moms is a multi-platform lifestyle brand that celebrates–and puts a spotlight on–modern motherhood. Through their numerous broadcast appearances.
The Moms blogs and social media, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein tackle topics both big and small that resonate with moms today. Their brutally honest–and sometimes conflicting–opinions are not only entertaining, but take the parenting conversation to a whole new level. Through their experiential events, everyday moms become celebrities, and celebrities reveal their lives as an everyday mom (or dad!). The ever- popular Mamarazzi® events provide influential moms and media with access to celebrity parents in a town-hall discussion. Mamarazzi guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull and The MOMS recently hosted a 6 part Mamarazzi series on People.com with Halle Berry, Alicia Silverstone and others. Whether they’re online, on TV, radio, or face to face, The Moms engage their audience with straight talk, a sense of humor and a healthy dose of fun—kind of like parenting itself. themoms.com/