New mom to two boys, wife, step-mom, TV producer, entrepreneur & world traveler
Angie Campanelli's ideal world is kale-smoothie-coated, diet coke dipped and full of warm, sunshine.
Her reality is slightly different.
As a new mom, wife to TV personality Rick Campanelli, step-mom, and television producer, her world is more take-out filled, coffee stained and freezing fricken cold.
After 10 years in the 'glam' TV industry, Angie's worked for the esteemed CTV - The Marilyn Denis Show, Breakfast Television, CBS in New York, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Slice and Canadian Geographic.
Although she's interviewed some of the world's most high-profile people (Katy Perry, Barbara Walters, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, Gerrard Butler and countless others) nothing rattled her more than the arrival of her son in March 2014.
Like most ambitious, clueless new parents, she and Rick took Jack on dozens of trips, coped with infant colic, and pushed their relationship to the edge and back.
Join Angie here for snap shots of her chaotic, amazing, star-studded, upside-down world.
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