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10 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Child-Free Life

It’s a piece of happy news for us to hear that the age-old tradition of celebs getting pregnant. Famous people tend to stage elaborate reveal on social media and then announce that they named their kids with cute names such as Jupiter, Apple, or True.

Not all celebrities want to have kids. Some want to focus on their career totally, some would rather not bring a child into this messed-up world. Stars like Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Oprah Winfrey, and Leonardo DiCaprio get loud and proud about why they don’t want to bring children into the world, we can’t help but cheer that they’re helping the stigma around being childless fade away.

Below are 10 stars who were totally honest about why they chose a child-free life.

#1 Jennifer Aniston

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Many believe that women who haven’t procreated failed as a female. Jennifer Aniston is discontented with the opinion and thinks it’s not fair. She said, “You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering—dogs, friends, friends’ children”.

#2 Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves is 57 years old and he has no intention to become a father. In fact, at the age of 36, he almost became a dad, but unfortunately, his then-girlfriend gave birth to a stillborn 8 months into her pregnancy.

#3 Leonardo DiCaprio

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Great actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t believe that bringing children into the world as it is today is a good idea. When asked whether he has plans to have kids, he answered “If it happens, it happens”.

#4 Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren isn’t interested in being a mom. Although she loves children so much, she feels so happy without them. She claims that not being a mother isn’t an unusual thing.

#5 Jared Leto

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Being a dad is a heavy responsibility and Jared Leto realizes this. He thinks he can’t afford to care for everything when having children.

#6 Sarah Paulson

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In a 2018 interview, Sarah Paulson admitted that she was afraid of being a mom because she didn’t want to be torn. Her decision might sound selfish but she didn’t want to feel regret in the future.

#7 Oprah Winfrey

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Although Oprah has been in a relationship with Winfrey Stedman Graham for nearly 36 years, the actress decided to not wed and has kids. She said she didn’t have the patience so she couldn’t become a great mom.

#8 Ashley Judd

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When turning 18, actress and activist Ashley Judd made a big decision in her life: not having children. She shared “I do not need to go making ‘my own’ babies when there are so many orphaned or abandoned children who need love, attention, time, and care”.

#9 Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton treats everyone’s kids like hers, though she never has her own. She is still so happy when she always has children around.

#10 Ricky Gervais

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Comedian Ricky Gervais isn’t ready for fatherhood. He felt anxious about his baby’s safety if he had one. However, the main reason for his decision is that the world is overpopulated.