Chelsea Handler Reflecting on what it means to choose not to be a mother.
The talk show host, 47, was joined by Becca Tobin, Jack Vanek and Kelty Knight of ladygang Feather his podcast dear chelsea, through which he and his visiting guests give advice to callers. This week, a nutritionist set out to share that she’s battling infertility and the knowledge that she won’t be a mother.
Handler, who is child-free by her choice, said that just because there are no parents doesn’t mean they won’t have kids in their lives.
“I have so much availability not only for my nieces and nephews… but for other children in the world, because I don’t have my own. If I had my own I would be about them,” she explained. “I look at it this way – because I don’t have kids of my own, I’m able to send strangers to college. I’m able to support kids I’ll never meet, countries I’ll never go to. But I Able to give so much because I don’t have a family of my own and that’s my purpose for me. I’ll be s*** y as a mother. I’ll be selfish. I want everything to be good for my baby and the world Let’s forget all the other kids.”
Handler acknowledged her decision not to have children earlier this year, when He Answered Pope Francis Calling life without children “a form of selfishness”. Chelsea, recently “Me: I choose a life that is free of kids and makes me feel complete,” the alum wrote in an Instagram post at the time.
Handler also spoke don’t want kids in a 2013 episode Conversation with Amanda de Cadeneta,
“I definitely don’t want to have kids,” she said at the time. “I don’t think I’ll be a great mom. I don’t want to have a baby and be raised by a nanny. I don’t have time to raise a child. Childhood was heartbreaking for anyone. I don’t know if I I can handle my baby, especially if I had a girl I was going through growing up. Not that it was so painful, but in many ways, it was in your own way.”
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