No stranger to raising eyebrows with her parenting style, Clueless star, Alicia Silverstone has sparked controversy again by confessing that she’s been bathing with her nine-year-old son, Bear Blu during quarantine.
While speaking with the The New York Times about how she’s been spending her days in isolation during COVID-19, the 43-year-old single mum revealed that she took baths with Bear.
“My son and I take baths together, and when he’s not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting,” the actress said.
Single mum, Alicia and her son, Bear have a super close bond.
Alicia, who is about as crunchy a mum as you can get, is familiar with her against-the-grain parenting choices coming under scrutiny.
Bear, who she shares with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, is fed a vegan diet, is unvaccinated and as a younger child was fed food that Alicia chewed for him first and fed hime mouth to mouth.
In 2012 a video emerged of then ten-month-old Bear, eating food straight from Alicia’s mouth.
“I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum!” she wrote on The Kind Life, the website for her vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet.
Alicia explained, “I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup … from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite … and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”
Alicia’s controversial parenting methods have come under scrutiny before.
Staunch vegan and animal activist, Alicia has also placed Bear on a strict vegan diet, a decision which the youngster is apparently happy with. A spokesperson for the actress told The NY Times that Bear actually prefers to eat that way.
WATCH: Alicia Silverstone’s 9yo son Bear, has some very healthy eating habits! Continues after video …
As for the response to her parenting choices, Alicia says she’s proud of the way she parents.
“People said lots of different things, and I was sort of ‘the freak,’ and I guess I’ll take pride in that because it is hard to be the person that’s speaking out, and it is hard to be the person that is saying the thing that isn’t what everybody else wants to hear,’ she told The NY Times.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid star has been co-parenting with ex-husband during isolation and as a single mum she’s been trying to make the most of the unusual times that we’re in by spending even more quality time with her super-close son.
The nutrition-focused mum has been nourishing herself and Bear with miso soup, ginger tea, meals full of fresh herbs, journaling, and yoga.
“When I don’t eat well, I don’t feel well, and then my moods go all over the place,” she explained.