Penelope Cruz on Being a Mom: "It is a revolutionary experience. It transforms you completely"

Penelope Cruz recently opened up to Vogue magazine about why she feels like she has to keep her children shielded from the paparazzi. It's not like we expected to see pics of Baby Leo on the cover of People or anything, but the Spanish actress and husband Javier Bardem have been even more private than usual since the birth of their first son.

So, we were surprised to that she even broached the subject in the June issue of the fashion glossy. "I want my son—and my kids if I have more—to grow up in a way that is as anonymous as possible," she said. "The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work that we do doesn’t give anybody the right to invade our privacy."

The 37-year old went on to admit that she wasn’t as prepared emotionally as she thought she would be when she met her baby for the very first time. "Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul. From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. It transforms you completely, in a second."

Well, mommyhood has definitely complemented Cruz, who (if it's possible) looks even more radiant than ever before on the cover of the mag and in famed Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino's gorgeous pictures. Check out the spread...

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