The star of BET's The Game opens up about single motherhood in the public eye and more... ...
If there’s one thing you should know about Lauren London, it’s that she couldn’t care less about being famous. “I’m okay with living life turned down,” she declares. “I just love acting. I love being on set. I love creating new characters. I love doing this. It’s therapy for me.”
That explains a lot. Like why TMZ rarely catches a glimpse of the Los Angeles native or her much buzzed-about toddler, Cameron Carter, with her rap-superstar ex Lil Wayne, out and about. There are no paparazzi shots of her on red carpets, stumbling out of a West Hollywood hot spot or shopping with gal pals in Beverly Hills. And that’s totally fine with the reclusive star.
“I’d much rather wake up with my son and make him breakfast or go to the park… it’s the little things I enjoy,”
London explains. “I’m going to try my best to provide a normal childhood for my son. I’d rather him choose the public life on his own.”
It makes sense, given the fact that the free spirit was able to choose her own career path at 19— granted, her decision was triggered by an ultimatum from her mother. “She said you either go to college, do the acting thing or move out. I booked ATL like three months later,” recalls the determined actress of how she landed her big-screen debut in the 2006 coming-of-age flick. “Clearly I work best under pressure.”
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