Sonequa Martin-Green Sheds Happy Tears About Motherhood

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 02:  Actress Sonequa Martin-Green attends the season 5 premiere of "The Walking Dead" at AMC Universal City Walk on October 2, 2014 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Sonequa Martin-Green Sheds Happy Tears About Motherhood

The actress says the experience has made her appreciate her mother even more.

Published October 19, 2015

It’s true what they say: bringing your child into this world completely changes your life. At least that’s what Sonequa Martin-Green wholeheartedly believes. The Walking Dead actress welcomed her son Kenric Justin Green II in January, and she can hardly contain herself when speaking about motherhood. In a recent feature for Good Housekeeping’s November issue, the 30-year-old said the experience has been “enlightening.”


“It’s really been divine having someone come from you and being responsible for their livelihood, for nurturing them,” she said. “My heart just melts as I speak about it, and frankly, I think words can’t really describe it when I try. It’s almost going to make me cry.”

Not only has parenting made her marriage with husband Kenric Green stronger, but having a child of her own has also made her appreciate her mother even more.

“[My mother] would always tell us how much she loved us and how she would be willing to do anything for us, and every now and then she would say, ‘You’ll get it one day,’ ” Martin-Green said. “Now I think of her and I tell her about it all the time. I just say, ‘I get it now, Mama, I get it.’ How much I love this boy I can now also redirect it and understand that she loves me in that same way.”

To view her behind-the-scenes video for her fashion shoot, click here, and drool over her chic looks for fall here. always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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