March 08, 2012 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Bravo‘s Platinum Hit may have ended the first season last summer, but superstar Jewel has been busy ever since her stint on the show. Between working on her own projects and mentoring contestants on NBC’s The Voice, you are probably wondering how she finds time for her family? In an exclusive interview, Jewel tells Reality TV Magazine how she manages it all. Read on for more!
Singer, songwriter, mother, host of Platinum Hit, and mentor on The Voice, have all been part of Jewel’s life these days. How does she balance it all, and stay on top of the battle against childhood hunger? Jewel sat down to chat with us today one-on-one, where she revealed her secrets. Check out our interview below!
RTVM: Congratulations on your new addition. How are you enjoying motherhood, and how do you balance it all at once?
Jewel: You know, I see my peers, who seem like they can do it all, and to be honest, I don’t think I can. It takes balance, I really want to be there with my son. I was just offered a new deal with a record label, and I had to turn it down for now, I just don’t want to be obligated to do everything that comes with it. I am not touring right now, but I still have my career. I guess you just have to be creative about things, and for me, my son is my priority. I love being a mom, it is the best thing I have ever done. There is no comparison to it, and I am so blessed to have been given the chance and opportunity to be his mother.
RTVM: How are you enjoying mentoring on The Voice this season?
Jewel: I am enjoying it. I am on Christina Aguilera’s team, and we lost two of our team members, but we still have a few left. It’s fun and I enjoy working with the contestants.
RTVM: Can you tell us when we may see season two of Platinum Hit?
Jewel: Actually, as far as I know, the show was not picked up for a second season. I loved doing it though, and wish we were working on a second season.
RTVM: Can you tell us about your involvement with Child Hunger Ends Here?
Jewel: Growing up in the country, we were able to live off the land, and let the land provide for us, regardless of how poor we were. In the city, being poor is different, and many children rely on school lunches as their one good meal for the day. 1 in 5 children are food insecure in the U.S., which is about 16 million children. This is something that can be easily fixed. Anyone can check out the website Child Hunger Ends Here and donate their time, if they cannot donate anything else.
RTVM: What are some other projects we can look forward to from you?
Jewel: I am currently working on a Christmas album, which will hopefully be out this year. I also have a children’s book coming out that goes with my children’s album. I am very excited about that.
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