YourTango Talks With Kristin Chenoweth


Kristin Chenoweth reveals her inner romantic.

Kristin Chenoweth is a woman of many talents. The 40-year-old actress, singer and newly minted author enchants audiences with her powerful combination of on-point acting chops, prodigious vocal ability and down-to-earth charm. In just the past few months Chenoweth has starred with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in Four Christmases, released an album of her favorite holiday songs and written a memoir, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love and Faith in Stages, which arrives in bookstores this April. Whew! When YourTango caught up with the busy phenom she revealed her romantic side in a discussion about her first love and finding "the one."

What's the best relationship advice you've ever received?
Not to project what the other person is feeling, and that men can't read our minds. We'd love it if they could, but they can't.

In your experience, when it comes to romantic relationships, what's the biggest difference between men and women?
Women have to talk everything out but don't need a solution right away. Men have to fix it.

What's the craziest or most out-of-character thing you've ever done for love?
Flying to meet a boyfriend in another country. He said "Come," so I went.

What is your biggest romantic regret?
Flying to meet a boyfriend in another country! The minute I got there, I knew something was wrong—he'd cheated, or something—but I stayed. I hung around long enough to get hurt. I wish I had listened to my heart saying "Go home."

I'm a sucker for a man/woman who_____.
A man in a suit. I love to see a man in a nice suit, like Armani.

What's the biggest compliment a partner has ever paid you?
When I walked into a restaurant and my ex-boyfriend said, "You know, the whole room stops when you enter it."

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

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.

What couple do you admire most? The pair can be from real life, history, fiction, film, etc. 
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.

Is there such a thing as "the one"?
Oh God, yes. I know a lot of women—and a lot of men—say "There's a lot of 'the Ones' out there," but I'm a romantic.

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