Family Values: Jenna Jameson
Today there are as many meanings of the word “family” as there are families. Welcome to the new normal.
“I really don’t think I need to say, ‘Mommy was a porn star,’” Jenna Jameson says of explaining her former profession to Jesse and Journey, her twin boys with Ultimate Fighting Championship star Tito Ortiz. “I feel like they’re going to know me and think, Mommy loved us so much that she quit everything and made us her job. And that’s what I did. The moment I decided to have children, I quit. I won’t even do a Maxim cover,” says the 37-year-old, who was surprised to find herself a natural at breast-feeding, despite four implant operations—the last to have them removed. (“I thought: I’m getting rid of these things. I don’t need them anymore.”) Raised in Las Vegas, the daughter of a showgirl and a cop, Jameson sold her $30 million porn empire to Playboy in 2006 and now lives with Ortiz in Huntington Beach, California. “It’s a really beautiful family community. And here I’m not ‘Jenna Jameson’; I’m just one of the moms who walk a double stroller every day,” she says, noting that, after a career spent standing out, she wants nothing more than to blend in. “I’m a normal girl with all the same worries and insecurities. I just happen to have done porn.”