These 5 celebrities have all decided to wait until a little later to have a family. Some opted to put their careers first, while others just didn’t find the right partner until a little later on or just weren’t certain about having kids until they were a little older. Sharing how they feel about having kids later in life, these 5 stars have spoken on the positives and negatives.
Gabrielle doesn’t have kids yet and has struggled with infertility. She explains that she put her career before having a family: “So far, it has not happened for us. A lot of my friends deal with this. There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”
Halle Berry welcomed a son aged 47 and says she didn’t think it was possible: “I mean, I didn’t think it was possible to have another baby and I thought for sure I had a need never to get married again. So, I’ve learned never to say never. Nahla prayed and prayed for him for like a year and a half for a baby and a bunk bed and she got both of those things.”
Helena says she pays attention to time passing now: “We’re getting dilapidated, but you can’t control that, so why worry? I’m more conscious of the kids’ childhood going, because that goes so fast, it’s a bit like watching one of those time lapses. There’s no pressing pause. You’ve just got to say goodbye all the time, but also say hello. You must remember to say hello.”
Monica says she is looking forward to her body changing with age after having kids: “Listen, I had two kids – one when I was 40, one when I was 45. I breastfed for one year, which means I was breastfeeding four years ago. I’m going to move from giving birth to menopause without really realizing. Anyway the menopause is going to be great: no periods anymore.”
Nicole wishes she had time to have more children: “I wish I could have met him much earlier and had way more children with him. But I didn’t. I mean, if I could have had two more children with him, that would have been just glorious. But as Keith says, ‘The wanting mind, Nicole. Shut it down.’”
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