There’s been a lot of speculation over the last week over whether Fergie might be pregnant with her first child. Her rounder figure and face appeared to be a dead giveaway.
And, after all, she did mention not long ago that she and husband Josh Duhamel were ready to start a family.
Well, hold the phone! The Black Eyed Peas singer told MTV News last week that “It’s not happening yet, I can tell you definitely. [W]e want to have a family, it’s in the cards, but it’s just not this second.”
She adds that she’s enjoying her time off from touring, which gives her time to kick back and focus on her home and marriage. “We like each other, we like hanging out together, we have fun,” she explained.
But Fergie is far from alone. Plenty of famous folks are either holding off on baby plans or saying no to children, period.
Why? Well, some like having the freedom to sleep in and dine at places without coloring-book menus. And others have simply never seen themselves as the maternal or paternal type.
To them, I say – great! Being a parent is a wonderful, beautiful, amazing experience, but it’s not the only way to make your life rich and happy. My friends who chose not to have children are just as content with their lot as my mom/dad friends, and they resent any suggestion that they’re somehow “selfish” or “missing out.”
Here are some well-known figures who have decided that parenting isn’t a priority for them. Let’s celebrate their choice, and perhaps even envy them a little because their afternoon today won’t be spent cleaning up an atomic poop, calming a tantrum or watching Dora wandering around the jungle for the hundredth time.
Jennifer Aniston 1 of 12The Most Watched Stomach in Hollywood is the subject of pregnancy rumors once again. But she's said more than once that having children isn't a priority of hers. "If it's meant to be, it will be," she once said.
Jon Hamm 2 of 12The "Mad Men" star isn't mad about kids, period. "I'd be a terrible father!" he said in an interview this week. "I see my friends who have children and I'm like, 'Dude, how are you even upright, much less here at work at 6 AM?'"
Oprah Winfrey 3 of 12Although she's wonderful with children -as in her compassionate interview here with Bobbi Kristina Brown - she prefers to care for them through her humanitarian efforts, rather than raising any of her own.
Ellen DeGeneres 4 of 12The talk-show host and her wife, Portia DeRossi, enjoy the company of kids, "but we ultimately decided that we don't want children of our own," she has said. "There is far too much glass in our house."
Seth Rogen 5 of 12The comic actor - and newlywed! - may be a kid at heart, but that doesn't mean he wants to have any himself. "We don't see them anytime soon," he said in an interview last year. "It's very nice just playing with [my sister's] baby and then as soon as it becomes difficult, you just hand it off."
Cameron Diaz 6 of 12The funny, quirky actress says that she's happy with her life the way it is, and isn't eager to add diapers and playdates to the mix.
Rachael Ray 7 of 12The popular perky chef won't be fixing 30-minute dinners to her own children. She's said that she doesn't even have time enough to take care of her dog properly.
George Clooney 8 of 12Many fans are sad to think that those gorgeous genes won't be passed down to another generation. But Clooney, who'll be 51 this year, has said, "I always knew being a father is not something for me. It's too much of a responsibility to raise a child." He's also joked that he can always drop in on good pal Brad Pitt if he wants a taste of parenthood.
Helen Mirren 9 of 12The lovely and talented British dame admits that she has been turned off by the idea of children ever since seeing a graphic film of childbirth when she was a young student
Jessica Biel 10 of 12Long paired with Justin Timberlake, Jessica once said that although she's thought about having children, "I don't feel pressured" to start a family.
Eva Mendes 11 of 12She and Ryan Gosling make a cozy couple, but don't look for any baby bumps anytime soon. She says she likes her sleep too much!
Renee Zellweger 12 of 12The actress once said in an interview that it's never been "an ambition" of hers to be a mom.
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