Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been adorable together for a while now, and as women getting to a certain age, it’s natural that society would ask that stupid question that all women are asked in their lives: “Don’t you want kids?” Well, for Portia, the answer is simple: no, she really, really doesn’t – and that’s just fine!
From OUT magazine:
“There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart? I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies — but we’re the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is. I’ve never been happier than I am right now.”
That’s awesome! Kids are a particular road to travel, that’s for sure – and the experience can be an amazing one because raising a human is difficult and complex and unlike anything else you’ll ever do in life, no doubt. But I like that more and more women aren’t afraid to say that they have no interest in becoming parents and realise that it doesn’t make them any less loving, their lives less meaningful or any of that. If you want kids, go for it! Have a million (except don’t, because overpopulation and all). If you don’t, that’s okay, too. It’s all about personal choices here, folks.
Maybe Portia and Ellen just want to take their eight million pets and move to a farm in Australia to live out the rest of their days in loving, lesbian bliss. I’m behind that.