All Eyes Are Watching! Which Celebs Are Under Pressure to Have Kids? (Photos)Shana Aborn
Khloe Kardashian‘s struggle to start a family with husband Lamar Odom has been well documented, and after months of interviews and bump-watch rumors, she just wants everyone to get off the subject.
“People make me feel like I have a problem because I haven’t had a kid yet,” she recently told Cosmopolitan. “The other day, this nice woman gave me a baby present, and she said, ‘This is for your future little Lamar.’ It’s sweet, but I’m like, ‘I don’t have a baby!'”
The last thing any woman wants is to feel pressured to produce – or reproduce, if you will – especially if she’s already dealing with the stress of infertility. In Khloe’s case, she also has sister Kourtney‘s example to live up to. But we like our beer cold, our TV reality-based and our married celebs sporting baby bumps, so it’s hard to resist the temptation to watch, wonder and spread the buzz around.
Khloe says that she and Lamar “definitely want kids” and is content to let it happen when it will. We certainly wish her the best.
Meantime, Khloe can take comfort in knowing she’s far from the only famous woman to feel the heat about getting a bun in the oven. Look who else is getting the “when is it gonna happen already” treatment!
Kate Middleton 1 of 8The Duchess of Cambridge knew that becoming a mother would be part of the deal when she got married. After all, when your husband is second in line to the British throne, it's your national duty to produce an heir. Now that their first anniversary is approaching, the world will be watching more closely than ever.
See who's already planning her baby shower!
Giuliana Rancic 2 of 8In a cruel twist of irony, her breast cancer was diagnosed while she was undergoing fertility treatments. Now that she's recovering from her double mastectomy, her supporters are anxious to see her story have a happy ending: a cure AND a baby.
See what step Giuliana and Bill may take next.
Carrie Underwood 3 of 8Country-music fans love to see their favorite artists raising families with down-home values, so naturally the issue of kids was raised at the ACM awards last weekend. But the married sweetheart says she's in no rush. "As long as [hockey-player husband Mike Fisher] is playing and I'm doing this, it doesn't make sense," she says. "So no babies."
See what she has to say about starting a family here.
Teresa Giudice 4 of 8The "RHONJ" and "Celebrity Apprentice" star has four daughters, but last week she said her husband Joe wants more. Will she try for a Joe Jr.?
What does Teresa have to say on the subject?
Michelle Duggar 5 of 8Sure, she already has 19 children, and many people think that's more than enough. But she and husband Jim Bob say they're open to having as many children as the Lord sees fit, and there's a certain odd fascination in wondering just when the Almighty will decide they've had enough.
Read Michelle's blog here.
Michelle Obama 6 of 8Moms who only have one gender child often feel pressured to have another baby in hopes of evening out the mix. CBS reporter Gayle King told the First Mom earlier this year that she was "still wishing for a baby boy" to join Sasha and Malia. But Mrs. Obama said emphatically, "There'll be no other children in the White House."
Here's what else she has to say about being a mom!
Katie Holmes 7 of 8Rumors have circulated for ages that Tom Cruise wants his wife to give Suri a sister or brother. But Katie says, "I don't feel pressure to do that....My biggest thing is making sure [Suri] is taken care of and doing well."
Read more about her decision here.
Jennifer Aniston 8 of 8We just can't get the image of Rachel Green with her baby out of our minds. No wonder the world keeps watching her stomach for every little sign of a bump, even though she keeps insisting she'll be fine even if she never becomes a mom.
Here's her last word on the subject!
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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