Pregnant In Heels" Rosie Pope on her accent – and those million-dollar mothers-to-be
“Maybe I DO have a speech impediment! It would explain a lot”: Pregnant In Heels” Rosie Pope on her accent – and those million-dollar mothers-to-be
5:30 PM on 25th May 2011
Hybrid accent: Maternity expert Rosie Pope was the subject of a SNL spoof
Her clients have been dubbed “modern-day Marie-Antoinettes”. Now, in a new interview, maternity concierge Rosie Pope has revealed what she really thinks of the million-dollar mothers-to-be on her hit Bravo reality show.
The Pregnant In Heels star, 31, who was the subject of a Saturday Night Live spoof recently, also spoke about her British-American hybrid accent, which has become something of a fascination to viewers.
She told the Today show that the attention it had received was “insane” and that she will be telling her grandchildren about the SNL parody.
She explained: “I have no speech impediment, though thanks to so many people speculating about it, I’m beginning to think I might have one!
“To me, a Jersey accent sounds nuts.But no – apparently my accent is the craziest.
“And you know what’s really the absolute craziest For my whole marriage, I’ve said things and my husband has said, “What” He needs me to repeat myself because hedidn’t understand what I said. And I have kept on saying, “How can you not know what I’m saying We’re married 7 years already!” But now I’m thinking, hmm, maybe I DO have a speech impediment! It would explain a lot.”
The mother-of-two also told why she decided to make her struggle to conceive her second child public.
She explained: “I wanted to share the serious side of our story and our struggle to have a second child. That’s an issue that is really not spoken about enough…
“Of course, I had no idea it was going to turn out so well.
“People ask me, “Did you know it was going to be a happy ending” We had no idea.”
Happy family: Rosie with her husband Daron and their eldest son JR, two, in March. The couple became parents to a second boy, Wells, the month before
Rosie tactfully wouldn”t reveal which client she found most difficult, but said that she found it hardest when she was working with women that had little sense of perspective about themselves.
She revealed: “It’s hardest when people don’t really know that they haven’t really looked in the mirror in a long time. In other words, people who are not very self-aware – they think they are a certain way and they’re really not.”
Modern-day Marie-Antoinettes: In her hit Bravo show, Rosie helps wealthy Manhattan parents-to-be prepare for the birth of their children
She added that life as a maternity concierge was not all the crazy drama that we see on the show. Most of the subjects she covers in her “Mom Prep” classes, such as infant CPR, do not make for glamorous reality television.
“Sometimes the craziness manifests itself in the biggest craziest baby shower or even being naked on a horse,” she said. “But underneath each one of these people, there is something there that really wants to be a good parent.
“We do the outlandish stuff but also do all the preparation – we’re making them take our Mom Prep classes in childcare, infant CPR, etc. You don’t get to see that on the show because it’s not funny. So I think we’re reminding them what’s important.”