"I'm a single mother who has to make a living to support me and my child. I am someone who to this day cannot keep her house organized. I do not have a nanny. I have a babysitter I share with my ex-husband. I have a dog I have to get a urine sample from, and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do that. Do I put a plate under him? More often that not, people in the public eye are more real than people who see people in the public eye believe them to be. I'm a working mom still trying to keep it all together, who still needs to lose those last 10 pounds I've been fighting with my entire life. I'm no different."
– Audra McDonald, star of ABC's 'Private Practice,' talks about her real-life struggles in a cover story for the new Aug/Sept issue of Heart & Soul magazine.
The four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway actress/singer also talks about her divorce from musician Peter Donovan; the brief time she spent in a psychiatric hospital; and the death of her father in the four-page cover feature written by Tonya Pendleton.