"I think [to feel sexy,] you need to be away from your children," the actress, 50, told Tom Ford when he interviewed her for March's InStyle cover story. "Doing the mommy stuff does sort of squash that area of your life.
More specifically, The Kids Are All Right star says she feels sexiest "when I'm alone with [my husband] Bart [Freundlich] or when we take a trip."
It's the grind of everyday life that can put a cramp in a couple's sex life, according to the knock-out star. "The day-to-day of picking up kids and going to the eye doctor and then dropping them off at basketball and then going to the middle school concert," she says, "doesn't make you feel very sexy."
But Moore doesn't regret putting parenting first. "I want to be with my husband and kids as much as I can," she recently said.
Moore and Freundlich, 41, who have been married since Aug. 2003, have two children together: Caleb, 13, and Liv Helen, 8.
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