updated 11/05/2009 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/05/2009 AT 2:25 PM ET
The singer, who has a starring role in the upcoming movie musical Nine, about an Italian film director’s life and loves, says her hubby didn’t mind when she had to add a few extra pounds to her famously toned body.
“When I came home from filming he was excited. He enjoys having both: the extra meat to grab when it’s there and the tight stomach when that’s there,” she tells Cosmopolitan in its December issue. “He’s never been critical.”