Alicia Silverstone is exploring options to have another child.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

The 41-year-old actress - who has son Bear, seven, with estranged husband Christopher Jarecki - is currently single but would love to have a baby and could even look to her former partner to help her realise her dream.

She told Working Mother magazine: "I've always wanted another kid. But I also wanted to space them out because I love being with Bear. I have always dreamed of having a little girl, but of course I wanted another little Bear too.

"So whatever happens, if it happens, is good by me. I'm not in a relationship, but there are other ways to make babies.' "

And the publication noted: "Not off the table: asking Bear's dad for an assist."

The 'Clueless' star tries to keep her dating life separate from her son but she has discussed with him the possibility of her or his father finding a new partner.

She said: "He doesn't have any idea that I've ever been on a date. I have talked to him about how one day Mommy and Daddy might want to find another person to be with. That was hard.

"We had a really deep conversation about it, where I was just preparing him in case I did find a boyfriend.

"But I just wanted to check in on him to see how he was doing.

"I would say, 'Mommy and Daddy like to live separately.' "

The 'American Woman' actress thinks her attachment parenting approach when her son was a baby has helped him become so "fiercely independent" now.

She said: "Because he felt so safe and loved, and was so attached, he is now fiercely independent. And that's another reason I want to have a baby: Bear doesn't need me!

"I mean, of course he needs me, but he's so free. He's always talking to people, asking if he could help them. He buses tables at restaurants. He hands things out and takes the trash back on airplanes."

Alicia still shared a bed with Bear, but doesn't always get the best night's sleep.

She said: "I mean, I have to put the pillows between us. And I sometimes used to kick him to the mattress we kept on the floor."

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