Celebrities who have opened up about not wanting kids

1. Oprah Winfrey

The famous television host has built a brilliant career, but having children has never been a priority nor a necessity for the star.

In 2013 she told The Hollywood Reporter  that the combination of her hectic schedule and big goals would’ve prevented her from being a good mom. 

“If I had kids, my kids would hate me,” she said. “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. Helen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi 

The two have been married since 2008 and haven’t shown any interest in becoming mothers.

Portia de Rossi said they are perfectly happy being a family of two. According to Helen , having children was not her destiny

“Honestly, we’d probably be great parents,” TV host Ellen DeGeneres told People of herself and wife Portia de Rossi in 2013.

“But it’s a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility I wouldn’t want to screw them up! We love our animals.”

3. Miley Cyrus

“We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce. We’re getting handed a piece-of-shit planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child.

Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”

4. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has faced plenty of circulating reports about her body and possible pregnancies, and she’s fired back against them more than once.

“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. 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. This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is.”

5. Issa Rae

The Insecure co-creator and actress told Self magazine for its September cover story that she’s in no rush for motherhood right now. In fact, the 36-year-old star said she is not even sure she wants kids.

“I like my life, I like this selfishness, and I know that I have a window,” the actress and writer told the outlet

“Then there are so many limitations placed upon you, and that does keep me up,” Rae went on to tell Self.

“I want to do as much as I can while I still can. I know it’s not the proper mentality to think that kids will slow you down, but I do feel that way.”

6. Betty White

The actress has three stepchildren, she spoke about her decision not to have her own kids in a 2011 interview with CBS News. 

“No, I’ve never regretted it. I’m so compulsive about stuff. I know that if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would’ve been my whole focus.

But 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.”

7. Jon Hamm 

In a 2012 interview with Us Weekly, Jon Hamm said he had no interest in fatherhood. 

“I’d be a terrible father,” he said. “I see my friends who have children and I’m like, ‘Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6 a.m.?'”

8. Ashley judd

“I figured it was selfish for us to pour our resources into making our ‘own’ babies when those very resources and energy could not only help children already here.

Through advocacy and service transform the world into a place where no child ever needs to be born into poverty and abuse again. My belief has not changed. It is a big part of who I am.”

9. Aisha Tyler

After struggling with infertility, Tyler and her then-husband Jeff Tietjens decided to stop trying to have children and focus on other aspects of their lives.

“I wanted families [and] couples to know that it was a valid choice not to get on this crazy merry-go-round of IVF and tens and tens of thousands of dollars,” said Tyler.

“I wanted people to feel—men and women—it’s okay to say, ‘I love my marriage, I love my life, I choose not to have children.'”