Many of us are told throughout our lives to grow up, get married, and have kids. However, having kids really isn’t for everyone.
Personally, when I was younger, I always felt the weight of the pressure society had placed on me as a woman to have children. I never even questioned whether I wanted to or not. As I got older, and my body didn’t seem to want to cooperate, I was never able to have kids. For a while this was frustrating and then I realized, I do not want to have kids. It was so ingrained in my head that was what I am supposed to have kids that I had never questioned it.
Now, I have made my decision, and since doing so, I’ve realized that many other women like myself are in the same boat. With that said, you don’t have to feel like you are some sort of alien for not having kids. Actually, a lot of women don’t. Here are 10 celebrities with the perfect response to why they won’t have kids.
1. Jennifer Westfeldt
“Regret … doesn’t seem like a compelling enough reason.”
2. Cameron Diaz
During a 2009 interview, Diaz said that she didn’t consider kids because “I have a pretty amazing life.”
3. Zooey Deschanel
Honestly, Zooey is already a favorite of mine, but her response is perfect. “Nobody asks a guy that.”
4. Marisa Tomei
“I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.”
5. Chelsea Handler
“Childhood was heartbreaking enough.”
6. Orpah Winfrey
“If I had kids, my kids would hate me.”
7. Ellen DeGeneres
“I wouldn’t want to screw them up.”
8. Margaret Cho
“I ovulate sand.”
9. Sarah Silverman
“I want to have kids when there’s nothing else I want more. ”
10. Kim Cattrell
“I think they’re adorable and funny and sweet, and then I have a headache.”