\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJulia Fox Reflects on Her Son's Birth and the Frustrating Realities of Parenting (Exclusive Book Excerpt) Actress Julia Fox, 33, has certainly made a name for herself, thanks to her whirlwind romance with Kanye West in early 2022 and her daring red carpet fashion choices.\r\n\r\nREAD: Famed Chef Michael Chiarello Passes Away at 61 Due to Severe Allergic Reaction\r\nA Memorable Beginning: Julia Fox's Unforgettable Son's Birth\r\nBut beneath the glitz and glam, she's also a loving mom to her 2-year-old son, Valentino. And boy, does she have some tales to tell in her new memoir, "Down the Drain," set to hit the shelves on October 10th.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn this memoir, Fox takes us on a rollercoaster ride through her life, from her childhood in the bustling streets of New York City to her rebellious teenage years spent partying in downtown nightclubs. She doesn't shy away from sharing her struggles, including a battle with heroin addiction and her unexpected journey into the world of acting, landing a role in the Adam Sandler film, "Uncut Gems."\r\nUnmasking Unfair Dynamics: The Challenges of Parenting\r\nBut perhaps the juiciest chapter of all is her experience dating Kanye West following his breakup with Kim Kardashian. You won't believe it, but Fox spills the beans, admitting that she didn't cave in to signing that notorious NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) during their time together. Talk about living on the edge!\r\n\r\nNow, let's dive into an exclusive excerpt from "Down the Drain," where Fox opens up about her whirlwind childbirth experience and her evolving relationship with Valentino's father. It's January 16th, three weeks before my due date, and I'm at the doctor's office.\r\nExclusive Excerpt: A Peek into Julia Fox's Candid Memoir\r\nThe doctor drops a bombshell \u2013 my blood pressure is creeping into the danger zone, and they want to induce labor right away. Panic mode activated! I'm thinking, "I don't have diapers, a crib, or even a car seat!" So, I tell the doc I'm perfectly fine (I mean, who needs sleep, right?) and beg for a few hours to get my life in order. Oh, and to snap some maternity photos, of course.\r\n\r\nAs soon as I get home, my trusty besties rush over with makeup and clothes, and voil\u00e0! Within an hour, I'm all dolled up, got my maternity pics, and I'm en route to the hospital. COVID restrictions only allow my man, Andrew, to be with me, but I keep my best friend Gianna's ashes in a lovely pink urn right by my bedside during the whole delivery. It's like she's there with me, cheering me on. Go, girl!\r\nFrom Wild Teen to Doting Mom: Julia's Journey\r\nValentino decides to make his grand entrance a few weeks ahead of schedule, but he's perfection personified. Seriously, the cutest little munchkin I've ever laid eyes on. When he uses every ounce of his baby strength to snuggle close, it's like a love explosion that could move mountains. I'm his, he's mine \u2013 it's that gut-wrenching, heart-melting kind of love. It's the "I'd do anything for you" love.\r\n\r\nNow, I can't help but wonder: What if Gianna were still here? Would she be bossing me around, sassing me, and telling me how to mom? I can almost hear her yelling, "He's my son too, you know!" It's like I was THIS close to my dream scenario \u2013 like hitting the jackpot but missing the last number. Life, huh?\r\nThe Kanye Connection: Julia's Unfiltered Take on Dating Kanye West\r\nAt night, I whisper tales of Valentino's guardian angel, his aunt Gianna, and how much he'd adore her. I remind us both that she's still with us in spirit. But here's the twist: I feel closer to Gianna in her death than I do with Andrew in our home. Our connection? Zero. We barely talk unless it's baby-related, and let's not even talk about our romantic life \u2013 non-existent! He's out skateboarding and making new friends, while I'm drowning in diapers. Fair? Not at all.\r\n\r\nOne day, I catch Andrew doing something peculiar \u2013 shaving his pubic hair in the middle of the day! I'm torn between rage and exhaustion, so I choose the latter and pretend to be asleep. I mean, who wants to argue about THAT?\r\nFriendship and Resilience: Julia's Unbreakable Bond with Her Bestie\r\nOh, and speaking of friends, Liana sends me a congrats text on the baby. Despite my lingering grudge, I invite her over to meet Valentino. I may be stubborn, but I won't let a silly feud rob him of his auntie. As I hand him over to her trembling hands, her thick glasses hide her teary eyes. "I can't believe you made this baby," she says in awe. We both burst into laughter, and suddenly, anger evaporates.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIt's crazy to think how far we've come from those wild teenage years \u2013 from pink platform boots to motherhood. We've survived it all, and it's nothing short of a miracle that we're still here.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSo, there you have it \u2013 a sneak peek into Julia Fox's life, filled with love, laughter, and a fair share of chaos. Stay tuned for her memoir, "Down the Drain," to get the full scoop on this rollercoaster ride of a life.