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Portia De Rossi Really, Really Doesn’t Want Kids

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.

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  • I wish more women had the courage to say that they have no desire to have children. Less unwanted babies = lower crime rates.

    • Kudos to her for being honest. The world is suffocated with unwanted children, poor ones, disabled ones and there was no pro-shitter I heard of or saw to adopt such children or to help them one way or another. Not one…. Speaks volumes, rite? Im not into kids either. Having them means to complicate ur life even more and they arent to blame. Who is to blame are retards who think they can all be parents…. We all suffer the consequences of their “wonderful” decision…. And with such “gems” like “Teen Mom”, “Duggars show”, what else to expect?

      • i dont have a website,facebook or twitter but ellen nd portia i really really adore you guys…a lot…what y’all do really inspires me…i’m from south africa in the eastern cape in the small town called mthatha…big up and keep up the good work :)

  • I’m older and back in the day had women tell me I was “selfish” (and other hateful things) for not wanting kids. It’s not that I didn’t “want” children. I just felt that a woman needs to be secure in her living conditions, financial conditions, the whole nine yards before bringing in another innocent life. And call it selfish but I wanted to be the best “me” I could be. If eventually that meant being a mom, so be it. If not, so be it as well. Women should not be forced to define themselves on their ability to breed. We can be full and happy without having children. No insult to those who DO want babies. But don’t insult those of us who have taken another path. Glad to see women can speak out these days about not wanting children. As said above, it’s about choice!

    • That doesn’t sound selfish to me at all! And honestly, a lot of the reasons people DO have kids sound pretty selfish to me…wanting unconditional love, wanting to strengthen your bond with your husband, wanting your “line” to continue, wanting someone to take care of you when you get old, wanting someone to play with when you’re bored (my stepmother-in-law actually said that’s why she had her youngest child!)… I’m not saying that TAKING CARE of children is selfish, because obviously you have to subsume a lot of your own desires to do so. But wanting to have kids in the first place (especially having your own instead of adopting) is, in reality, just as self-serving as not wanting them. And there’s nothing wrong with either option!

  • Well she has no worries!! Right? Her and Ellen can’t get pregnant anyways. Don’t even have to worry about missing a day of the BC pill.