Molly and Fritz have two kids together. These days, the couple lives in Los Angeles with their oldest child, Stella Shannon Chesnut, who was born in 2003, and their younger son, Nolan Shannon Chesnut, born in 2005.
Despite her busy acting career, Molly makes sure that her life and work revolves around her kids. She told Working Mother that as soon as she became a mom, her priorities shifted. “I like to work. But I don’t want to be away from my family,” she said.
Losing her own mom at such an early age made having children of her own a priority for Molly. “I was destined to be a mom,” she said, explaining that even when playing house in elementary school, the other kids would fight about who got to be Molly’s pretend children.
The White Lotus actress also told Parade that she enjoys being a mom so much that it relieves some of her work-related pressures. “If a movie falls through or a TV show doesn’t get picked up,” she explained, “I’m pretty easygoing about it because I’m just like, ‘Yay, I get to be with my kids more!’”
After going through such a devastating loss as a child, Molly finds having children of her own to be a healing experience. “I feel so fulfilled right now — I’m a happy mom,” she said.