Saturday, September 8, 2012

Childfree Celebrity Spotlight - Ellen Degeneres



I was excited to learn of another vocally childfree celebrity when my reader nptcowgirl pointed me to this USWeekly article about comedian Ellen Degeneres.  (Thank you, nptcowgirl!)


"I don't want to have one. I don't want to have six. I don't want to have any," the funnywoman said. "They're precious to look at and I love them; we have nieces and I love them very much. [But I] don't want 'em."

In her 2011 book, Seriously...I'm Kidding, DeGeneres made light of the pressure to procreate, writing that "people are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children. We thought about it. We love to be around children after they've been fed and bathed. But we ultimately decided that we don't want children our own. There is far too much glass in our house."
Want to see what other celebrities are childfree by choice? Check out my list and be sure to let me know if you learn of others so I can be sure to add them!

12 comments:

CFVixen said...

Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for posting this. I was feeling so alone today, especially after my mother-in-law said no less than four times yesterday that she's still waiting for grandchildren (even though she already has three from my sister-in-law, apparently that's not enough).

I really needed to hear this today.

Hilary said...

Sadly--I'm sure that there are right wing/haters out there who think, a) as lesbians, they shouldn't have them any way, so GOOD, or b) not wanting children is just as unnatural as being gay.

Unknown said...

Jay and Mavis Leno have no children either.

Sanna said...

Well, you could add Portia to the list also, I suppose. :)

I was thinking Cameron Diaz but I think she's more the sort of person who would be happy either way than someone who doesn't want kids.

Childfreeeee said...

The only celebrities who make my list are ones who state very directly that they do not want kids. These celebs are hard to find!! Some of them hint at it (like Cameron) but few will state it directly and plainly. I guess they are afraid of the backlash.

Unknown said...

Christina Hendricks doesn't want children. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Tabloid/Christina-Hendricks-doesn-t-want-kids/Article1-913552.aspx

That's just the first article that popped up. She's def childfree!

Temujin said...

Eva Mendes has said publicly that she does not want kids. Same with Danica Patrick, the race car driver.

I love Ellen's comment about how kids are great, after they're cleaned and fed, of course!

Nptcowgirl said...

Oooh YAY, you're welcome :)

otaku_inkgirl said...

How about Betty White? She's childfree. :)

Childfreeeee said...

Betty White never had kids of her own but she married a man with kids, so she's a step mom.

otaku_inkgirl said...

Yikes! My bad...it must the Vicodin I'm taking for the pain from my TL...sorry about that! :(