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EMMYS: ‘Bold and Beautiful’s Linsey Godfrey Talks Being a Mom While Maintaining Her Identity

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'The Bold and the Beautiful' star Linsey Godfrey at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1, 2016. © Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
With the blur of the Daytime Emmys, it’s sometimes hard to get substantive answers from the stars for an interview that’s worth reading while on the red carpet. Luckily, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Forrester) bucked that trend.

We all know how the game works – the stars tease us about what’s to come without really giving away too much information, so I decided to flip the script and get a little personal with the gorgeous actress.

TVSource Magazine: Congratulation on the night, it could be a big night for the Bold and Beautiful, and with summer right around the corner I can assume things are about to heat up.
Godfrey: Things are definitely going to heat up. You know it’s a soap, so you never know what’s going to happen, who does what, who says what. Not much I’m allowed to reveal, but that’s all I can do.

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Linsey Godfrey and Robert Adamson pictured with their dates © Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

How do you balance being a mom, and having a social life? Because a lot of working moms who are younger – who work full time – sometimes your friends and life pre-kid gets left to the side because there’s no time.
Right! You know I’m actually happy you asked me that question. I’ve never gotten to speak about this. I have a really amazing co-parenting relationship with my child’s father (The Young and the Restless star Robert Adamson) and his girlfriend. All four of us work together. His girlfriend has a son and we all work together to kind of help each other out and maintain.

We think it’s important for everybody to have their own alone time, and social time, and adult time, and parent time. We work together – we call it our tribe. And I have amazing friends who are great aunties and uncles to my child, they’ve all babysat. You know I’m in a very fortunate position where I’m surrounded by a lot of love and support.

That’s really awesome you’ve managed to structure your own time. So many young parents, especially of our age – you have kids and it’s almost like you lose yourself – the person you were.
You just become mom and it’s like not, you know? Being a mom is great –

But you still want to be Linsey.
Yeah, and I think that was something that I just knew going into [motherhood]; I always wanted to be myself too. And I always felt like my mom did a really good balance of being mom, but then still being her. She could be mom while still being her; being a mom wasn’t all that defined her. She was just – my mom’s name is Char; and so she was Char, who was also a mom. I’m just Linsey who is also a mom.

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