Cameron Diaz’s Ever-Changing Views On MotherhoodBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 7, 2014
Choosing to become a parent is not an easy decision and while some people don’t really have a choice, others take their time and really weigh their options. Cameron Diaz is one of those people and while she doesn’t have any children yet, it isn’t for lack of considering them.
Diaz’s opinions and views on motherhood have changed a lot over the years, but one thing is for sure, she will only have kids if and when she feels like she is ready.
Diaz recently talked about the subject of children and it seems like she still isn’t ready to decide if she wants them or not.
“If I wanted kids, at any point in life, I would have them,” Diaz told The Telegraph in April. “But I’m certain that if at any point I wanted a child, that child would find its way into my life, whether through adoption, or through being in a relationship with somebody who has a child. I can’t see the future, but one thing I do know is that I’m not childless. I have a ton of children in my life. I can have a kid any second, if I want. All my friends would be like, ‘Sure, come and get them.'”
In another interview earlier this year, she said,
“It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for – I didn’t take that on. … A baby – that’s all day, every day for 18 years. 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.”
While her recent interview may make it seem as though Diaz has made up her mind that she won’t have children, she has said before that she could change her mind at any point and be happy to find out she is expecting.
“I just never have been in the place where I was like, ‘Right now is the time I’m supposed to have a baby.’ But I do want to have a family eventually, however that comes to me. Whether it’s through adoption, or somehow.”
Although Diaz is in her 40s she says that she is at a great place in her life and while she hasn’t decided on whether she wants to be a mom now, later or ever, she says that she is very happy and does not feel like anything is missing form her life.
Do you think Cameron Diaz will ever have children?
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