Celebrity mom cover stories: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Isla Fisher, Melissa McCarthy

Dec 5, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Which celebrity moms were magazine cover girls in December? Catherine Zeta-Jones looked amazing on the cover of InStyle and talked candidly about her bipolar disorder, as well as having more kids with Michael Douglas. Jennifer Hudson looked gorgeous on Redbook, while Isla Fisher revealed secrets to her amazing figure on Women’s Health UK. Lastly, Melissa McCarthy opened up about keeping a positive body image for her daughters.

Catherine Zeta-Jones on InStyle

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones looked gorgeous on the December cover of InStyle magazine (on newsstands now) in a black Nina Ricci dress. The 43-year-old mom of two (Dylan Michael, 12 and Carys Zeta, 9) opened up about life with her husband Michael Douglas and her bipolar disorder.

On having more kids:

“My daughter asked me if we were going to have more kids. I said no. She said, ‘Well if you do, I hope it’s not a girl. I don’t want to share the jewelry.’ Smart kid.”

On coming out as bipolar:

“It’s not easy. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”

On how exercising helps her mentality:

“I don’t have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don’t need anyone to motivate me. I love exercise, even things like the elliptical and stretching. It really helps my mood too, which, with the bipolar thing, is important. I’m obsessed with hula-hooping. I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don’t use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one at Danskin that’s smaller and weighted.”

On her dream closet:

“I’m building a closet in my house now, and it’s like a dream. Racks on each side, a whole boudoir. I sit in there and watch CNN. Michael says one day I’m going to go in and never come out!”

Next up: Jennifer Hudson on dropping more pounds on Redbook

Photographed for InStyle by Horst Diekgerdes

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