6 Celebrities Who Don’t Want Children

Posted by PZ on January 24th, 2012

These 6 celebrities have all said that they won’t have kids. Although some are still young and may change their minds, others are probably too old to have children naturally, and made a decision when they were younger that having children was something they didn’t want to do. Helen Mirren says she never felt that maternal instinct to have children, while comedian Seth Rogan doesn’t like dealing with the hard parts!

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren never felt like she needed children in her life: “I’m just not interested. I’ve no maternal instinct whatsoever. And I don’t think I’m so unusual. I think an awful lot of women don’t really want children but feel they ought to. They think there’s something wrong with them if they don’t want to, but it’s not true. I’m so happy I don’t have children. But I do love children and I’ve got family, and Taylor has children that I’m involved with – and with great pleasure – but it’s just not for me.”

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell says he never wants kids because he was horrible when he was younger: “I was obnoxious as a child. I definitely showed a nasty streak when I was about three years old and I remember insulting my mother. I will never ever have children because I don’t want a me. I’m serious.”

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan likes playing with children, but is glad he can hand them back when they get cranky: “All my friends are having kids and my sister just had a baby last year, and it makes me not want to have kids. It’s very nice just playing with (my sister’s baby) and then as soon as it becomes difficult, you just hand it off.”

Ricky Gervais

 Ricky and his partner decided that they don’t want to have children: “We’ve both decided that we don’t want them. I love kids and my niece and nephews but, when they start grizzling, you can walk away from them. And they’re sponges for the first 16 years, too.”

Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara loves kids but would only have them if she thought she would be a good mom: “I love children and I love men, but I can’t commit to either for the rest of my life. I am a very selfish person. I had such a great mom and I know that I’d never be that mom. I wouldn’t want to bring a child into this world unless I could be. I think the institution of marriage is a great idea, but for me it’s just an idea. And I don’t believe that women can successfully have it all. I really don’t.”

Kim Cattrall

Kim feels that being a mother isn’t something she was supposed to do: “I realized that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn’t ready to take that step into motherhood. Being a biological mother just isn’t part of my experience this time around.”




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