It looks like Nia Long is one celebrity mother who is not interested in walking down the aisle. The celebrity mom and actress recently admitted to Essence Magazine that she is not interested in marrying her children’s baby daddys and that she simply “never saw a marriage work” in her lifetime.
Here are some highlights of her interview where she also talks about being a mother in her forties:
On marrying Kez’s father Ime Udoka: “Marriage is not a priority for me…I have never seen a marriage work. I’m not saying I’ll never do it; It’s just not where we are as a family. I’ll be at home with my man, having a perfectly loving time, and I’ll see all these comments on some site about how wrong I am for not being married. I don’t feel less loved or less loving because I’m not married.”
On co-parenting with Massai’s father: “Massai’s dad and I have had the most challenging times, and I wasn’t always sure we wouldn’t end like my mother and father. But we’ve arrived at a place where I can truly say he’s not a baby daddy, he’s my friend, finally. He is an amazing father.”
On motherhood: “Motherhood is not easy, but it’s natural. I worked hard to have the career I wanted, but I’ve also been deliberate about my personal life. None of this is a mistake.”
On having a baby in her forties: “I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years. The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free…”
Tell us, what do you think? Does marriage still work these days for two parents raising a family?
Photos by Essence Magazine