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Katy Perry on Motherhood: “I’m Definitely Not There Yet”

Katy1Babies have been the must-have celebrity accessory for some time now, so it would be understandable if one of the the biggest trendsetters in the world felt she had to have one.

Instead, at 29, Katy Perry is admirably open about the fact that she is “not there yet.”

She tells Marie Claire magazine in the January issue that her ex-husband Russell Brand “really wanted me to have children.”

That was before he told her he wanted a divorce via a New Year’s Eve text, of course.

“I knew I wasn’t ready,” she said. “I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, if I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice — I’d have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn’t ready for it. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, let’s have a kid because we’re in love.’”

It’s amazing how groundbreaking that sentiment sounds!

Especially considering the fact that when you are one of the best-selling pop stars with the most Twitter followers of anyone in the world, packing arenas across the globe, you probably think you can do anything on any timetable you want. Anything meaning shopping, partying, or having kids. Who in your entourage would present an opposing p.o.v.? That’s not what entourages do.

Impressively, Katy sounds as though she’s moved past the anguish her divorce caused. Her upbeat songs on PRISM are proof of that. (Fun fact: She credits Transcendental Meditation — a practice Brand introduced her to — for some of her peace of mind.)

She also sounds amazingly level-headed and self-aware. Her relationship with John Mayer is “rad” and “mature.” But she’s still not ready to pick out cribs.

Photo credit: Regan Cameron/Marie Claire

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