Has it already been six years since Atoosa Rubenstein, then at the top of her game as editrix of Seventeen, announced, in a flurry of press, that she was ditching her position? Where has she been, and what has she been up to? The Daily headed to Long Island to find out! BY EDDIE ROCHE Photography by Giorgio Niro
You didn’t want to be interviewed in February. What changed? On the eve of having these babies, it seemed like the right time. You’re expecting twins! Yes, and my daughter Angelika just turned four. Being a mommy is great—it’s like having a magazine with an audience of one. I’m nervous about the twins! It wasn’t planned. Apparently when you’re old—I’m 40—you can have twins easily because your eggs are just dropping. So, what’s up? It sounds so stupid, but I’m doing all the things you want to do when you’re working. I’ve been living the life that I think writers and editors talk about and put in their magazine and assume their readers live. When I was younger, I always thought that being an editor-in-chief was such a fabulous life, but I’ve realized that it’s really no life at all. I wasn’t able to enjoy anything because I was working all the time. I certainly wasn’t able to spend time with my family. My husband and I were married for 10 years with no children. I had no time! And now... I’m fornicating! I’ve been out of the industry for six years, and we’ll have had three babies in that time. That’s a pretty good track record. I just celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary, which I’m really proud of. That’s tough to do in New York! If I was working all that time, I’d probably be on to my second husband. I’ve been learning about myself in a deeper way. I’m also constantly taking classes and gaining insight into who I am.
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Published on Sep 5, 2012