Connie Britton Weighs In on Gwyneth Paltrow's Working Mom Comment, Talks Perks of Being a Single Parent

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    Connie Britton has her own views on being a working mother.

    The Nashville star snagged the cover of Redbook magazine's October issue, and gave her two cents on Gwyneth Paltrow's recent comments about being a working actress and mother—and E! News has the exclusive sneak peek!

    "Our hours are long, but I would never compare what I do to what anyone else does," Britton states. "Everybody's working hard and doing the best they can—if you're a mom, there's that pressure, we all face it. I'm constantly being pulled in different directions.  But that's the thing: Moms are pulled and distracted. I would never say that's worse for me because I'm an actor. I am actually 100 percent sure all moms feel that way."

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    For those who don't remember, Paltrow told E! News that she was going to put acting on the backburner to focus on raising her children, but her wording came out a little misconstrued.

    "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," Paltrow said.

    "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

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    Britton also spoke about the pressure on finding a partner and father figure for her 3-year-old son, Eyob, but also candidly confesses that there are perks to being a single mother.

    "I would love to be doing this with a partner, and I want Eyob to have a father figure. But I also know that putting that kind of pressure on myself or on a relationship would be disastrous," Britton tells the mag.

    "It's funny—my married friends tell me all the time, ‘What you have is so much easier.'  When you're doing it on your own, you don't have to [argue over] how you're raising the kids."

    The October issue of Redbook hits newsstands on September 9.

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