She found love again with Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford and welcomed daughter Violet in April.The family now divide their time between Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, where Poppy is shooting the second season of her CBS show .
Reading about her, you know she’s a doting mom to son Jackson, 5, and newborn daughter Violet, 10 weeks.
You’ve probably seen her name on those lists ranking the hottest women on television.
You might even know she has a cute Australian accent when she’s not in character as ballsy detective Carrie Wells But what’s easily missed is her determination, drive, fearlessness and ability to laugh at herself.
Poppy is not an actress who got famous because of her pretty face.
A few years ago, I laughed out loud as Poppy Montgomery told me how she famously gained more than 70 lbs during her first pregnancy.
Most actresses would rather crawl under a rock than admit they ate a pint of Häagen-Dazs every day for nine months.
Since then, she’s experienced both pain and joy in her personal life.
She split from longtime boyfriend and Jackson’s father, actor Adam Kaufman (they are still good friends).
She’s a woman who left her native Australia at age 17 with nothing but a suitcase and the guts to go for her dreams.
She gets up at 5 am most days of the week and works 14-hour days.
She started shooting the new season of a mere 2 1/2 weeks after giving birth to her daughter via c-section. I moved around a lot and I obviously didn’t eat as much.