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7 Celebrities on Why They Didn't Have Kids

"It was not my destiny. I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and i didn't care what people thought." - Helen Mirren

"Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but i was never drawn, to being a mother." - Cameron Diaz

Oprah Winfrey

"If i had kids, my kids would hate me. 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." - Oprah Winfrey

Katharine Hepburn

"I would have been a terrible mother because I'm basically a very selfish human being. Not that has stopped most people going off and having children." - Katharine Hepburn

Jennifer Westfeldt

"The chance that we'll regret it doesn't seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I many wake up tomorrow with that lightning bolt, and I'll have to scramble to make it happen." - Jennifer Westfeldt

Margaret Cho

"I have no maternal instincts whatsoever. I am barren, i am bone dry. when i see children, ifeel nothing. I ovulate sand." - Margaret Cho


"We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies." - Jennifer Aniston