Kristin Chenoweth Hits A High Note

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Kristin Chenoweth Hits A High Note
Kristin Chenoweth dishes on love, marriage and being a runaway bride.

Who do you consider a relationship role model?

I look at couples like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn and realize that they aren't married in the traditional set-up, but whatever they have there, it works.

 

Do you believe in "The One"?

Oh God, yes, I do. I know a lot of women—and a lot of men—say "There's a lot of  'Ones' out there," but I'm a romantic.

Flowers or candy?

Flowers. Gladiolas. I know they're popular for funerals, but they're gorgeous.

Favorite body part?

A nice set of arms.

"I am a sucker for _____"?

A man in a suit. I love to see a man in a nice suit, like Armani.

"I feel sexiest when _____"?

When I'm just in jeans and a T-shirt and a ponytail. I love hair and makeup and all that stuff, but I like to put on mascara, lip gloss, and a T-shirt. 

Is a one-night stand ever worth the risk?

No. I've never had one. I don't think I could. I put too much into it. I have to be in love.

Does chemistry have to be immediate?

Yes. It's either there or it's not.

Who was your ?rst love?

I love him still! His name is Sean Ryan. An Oklahoma boy and my college sweetheart. We got promised and the whole Southern thing.

Valentine's Day—love it or hate it?

Love it. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I love to be surprised. Oh, I'm such a dork—the whole sentiment of it. But I haven't had a real Valentine's Day in a couple of years. I'm always on the road or breaking up. 

Guilty-pleasure love song?

"When I'm With You," by Sheriff.

Most romantic spot?

I'm not gonna pick a place, I'm gonna pick a body part: from the nape of the neck down to my waist, in the center of my back. Nothing is better than a guy leading you into a room, or walking down the street, and his hand is on your back. Yeah, I like that.

"In a past life, I would have had a crush on _____"?

Cary Grant.

In this life?

Michael Vartan. 

Favorite romantic movie?

Splendor in the Grass, with Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood.

"My mother always told me _____"?

Never have to rely on a man… I don't know if that's good advice or bad advice.

Beginning "Once upon a time," how would your fairytale go?

Once upon a time there was a girl not expecting what she found in men. 

And she found …?

I love the "go-get-'em" attitude that a lot of guys have. But at the end of the day, when I want to feel safe, there's nothing better than to have a man say, "I love you just the way you are." That's what I'm looking for: somebody to say, "I love you for who you are, not what the public thinks of you."