We know a lot about Barbara Schöneberger (48): that she likes to laugh – also about herself, harmonizes perfectly with Thomas Gottschalk (72) and Günther Jauch (65) and is simply a real stage pig. However, we hardly know anything about her family. She keeps her husband, entrepreneur Maximilian von Schierstädt (49), and their two children (born in 2010 and 2013) strictly out of the public eye. Usually. Because in the new episode of her podcast “With the waffles of a woman” she is in a good mood to chat – and reveals to her guest Bettina Zimmermann (47) (and us) a little bit about her private life. Namely, that her children are not really interested in her job.
In the video above, Barbara rocks the stage with puff sleeves and a wavy mane.
Barbara Schöneberger: In private, she’s just a mom
If you zip through the television programs on Saturday evening, you can hardly ignore Barbara. Not only because the Munich-born TV hits like the “ESC” preliminary decision or “Do you understand fun?” moderated, but simply because – well, because Babsi is Babsi. Always top styled, always a snappy saying on the lips, always in a good mood. Her confession in the latest episode of her podcast is all the more astonishing: “I think it’s so nice that my job doesn’t matter at all to my children.” For her daughter and her son, she is just a mom. And mums aren’t asked questions like “Are you wearing a nice dress?”, but rather “Are you there today? Or are you not there today? What is there to eat? Do you have to go out tonight or are you leaving tomorrow?” Sounds wonderfully normal. And when the Schöneberger offspring do watch TV, Mama’s shows aren’t among their favourites.
Barbara Schöneberger: Money is a taboo subject in education
“Mom, I’m sorry, we watched ‘The Voice Kids'” is a saying that Barbara apparently hears quite often: “because I always run on Saturday evenings”. Seems the presenter’s success at home doesn’t matter too much. And the 48-year-old made a conscious decision to do so, as she recently explained in her podcast. For example, she doesn’t want her daughter and son to talk to others about money, let alone brag about it. It is very important to her that they learn to be humble. “You don’t talk about what you have,” is the upbringing principle of the Berliner by choice. She also wants her children to understand that their celebrity mother’s wealth doesn’t automatically belong to them. “I think you have to tell them very clearly that it has nothing to do with you.”