Celebrities Who Made The Decision To Not Have Children

Parenthood is beautiful but it also brings a lot of responsibilities along, especially for celebrities. Therefore, here are the celebrities who made the decision to not have children. And this is how they justified their decision.


1. Oprah

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Oprah, being one of the globally known celebrities, explains her decision as:

“If I had kids, my kids would hate me. They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something (in my life) would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them”

2. Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer stated that:

“I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering – dogs, friends, friends’ children”

3. Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea explains why she doesn’t have kids because:

“I’m a great aunt or the friend of a mother. I don’t want to spend that kind of time. I don’t want to have a kid and have it raised by a nanny”

4. Betty White

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In her explanation, she stated that:

“I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career, and I don’t think as compulsive as I am that I could manage both”

5. Cameron Diaz

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Regarding having children she realized that it was a lot of work and hence she drew a line to being a mother.

“It’s so much work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you’re responsible for – I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby – that’s all day, every day for eighteen years”. She said.

6. Helen Mirren 

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The words she chooses for explaining why she didn’t have children are:

“I think an awful lot of women don’t really want children but feel they ought it. They think there’s something wrong with them if they don’t want to, but it’s not true”

7. Rachel Ray

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Rachel doesn’t consider herself a good care-taker as she states:

“I just feel like I would do a bad job if I took the time to literally give birth to a kid right now and try and juggle everything I’m doing”

8. Renée Zellweger

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In an interview Renée explained:

“I never have expectations like when I’m 19 I’m going to do this, and by the time I’ve hit 25 I’m going to do that. I just take things as they come, each day at a time, and if things happen, all well and good.

9. Margaret Cho 

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Explaining her decision of not having kids Margaret explained that:

“I do not want children. When I see children, I feel nothing. I have no maternal instinct, I am barren. I ovulate sand, I look at children and feel no pull toward them, no desire whatsoever”

10. Candace Bushnell

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Candace explains her decision through these words:

“I think it’s a career where you have to put the career first. I don’t have kids but – and luckily everyone isn’t like this – I think if you have that passion, in a way, your career is your child”

11. Kim Cattrall

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Kim justified her decision by saying:

“I was feeling both the social pressures and my own biological clock ticking. And I felt somewhat cavalier. I could raise children by myself; how hard could it be? she explained.

12. Sarah Silverman

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Motherhood seems like a huge responsibility to Hollywood celebrities. On her decision Sarah says:

“I want to have kids when there’s nothing else I want more, and I can make them my world. I figure I’ll be a super-young-grandma age when I have kids”