Only “Extra’s” special correspondent, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer caught up with counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway to talk about how her life has changed since she started working in the White House.
Kellyanne, who was behind the scenes for decades, but is now a household name, said, “It has changed my life because I didn’t ask for that and I didn’t expect it. It wasn’t like I hired an agent and said… ‘I want to be in a Hollywood movie.’”
Spicer and Conway have both been portrayed on “Saturday Night Live,” and Conway shared how seeing herself in the skits makes her feel.
“Well, Kate McKinnon plays me… she’s 15 years younger than me, so I’ll take it,” Kellyanne said.
She went on, “During the campaign they had a skit ‘Kellyanne Conway’s day off,’ which to this moment was really, really funny because my cousin called me and he said, ‘Somebody must have followed you for a week, because they have you down.’ Like, trying to get more time with the kids, trying to get exercise in, trying to see my friends, trying to go grocery shopping, but I kept on… in the skit, I keep on getting interrupted and having to go back on TV… and explain the latest tweet.”
So does she find it funny? “When it’s in good humor… I think it’s really funny, but I noticed, once President Trump won the election which none of them were expecting, it got a little meaner.”
At home, Kellyanne is a mother of four and married to D.C. litigation attorney George Thomas Conway III. She revealed how her children have adapted to her life in politics, saying, “Well, to them, I’m just ‘Mom,’ but it’s been a little tough on them sometimes because people are very cruel and mean and think they can say anything they want, even if it’s not true, as long as it’s hurtful and snarky and goes against somebody who’s close to President Trump.”
She added, “My children have had the privilege of being at the White House — they’ve met the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, the Second Lady — but at the same time, they just want normal childhoods the way they all do, and it’s my first duty to make sure that they have that.”