Not everyone yearns to be a parent. For most celebrities, this could be the case because they have busy careers and can therefore not juggle work with kids. Some celebs may not want to raise their kids in the limelight and have their kids have the same careers; children born to celebrities rarely have normal childhoods.
Some celebs also do not see the point of having children only to leave them with nannies all the time. A good number also put off having kids until they meet the right person with whom they can settle down and start a family. However, others are simply content with their fame and fortune and maybe a pet or two.
Whatever the reason, a bunch of them later changed their mind and had kids, despite having stated their lack of interest to have children earlier. Here are few of those:
19 Zoey Deschanel
New Girl star Zoey Deschanel was another actress who did not want kids. As revealed by mutually, in 2012 Deschanel admitted to Marie Claire Magazine that having kids has never been her focus or ambition. However, she changed her mind and probably her husband, Jacob Pechenik, had something to do with it. Deschanel now has two children, daughter Elsie, and son Charlie.
18 Eva Longoria
Back in 2015, actress Eva Longoria revealed that becoming a mother was not a priority for her. Luckily, she reconsidered after marrying husband José Antonio Bastón as stated by Dailymail. Eva instantly fell in love with her stepchildren and decided that she wanted her own. She gave birth to her first son, Santiago in 2018.
17 Eva Mendes
Actress Eva Mendes was another celeb who did not want kids until she met husband Ryan Gosling on the set of the movie The Place Beyond The Pines. As stated on Todaysparent, Eva had previously admitted that motherhood was the furthest thing from her mind until her Ryan came along. The couple now has two girls, Esmeralda and Amada.
16 Kelly Clarkson
The Voice Judge Kelly Clarkson is a mother to daughter River and son Remington. However, according to parents, having children was not something she saw in her future until she met the love of her life, Brandon Blackstock. Although she never wanted kids before getting married, she is now happy to be a mother.
15 Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie is another celeb who did not want kids. As stated on Elle, she had zero interest in kids and never wanted to get pregnant. A trip to Cambodia is what changed the actress’ mind. She also had her own biological kids when she met Brad Pitt. Although the pair is no longer together, they have six beautiful kids.
14 Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel also joins this list of celebs who did not want kids. As stated on therichest, in 2008, Jessica revealed that she was not ready for motherhood despite all her friends having babies and getting married. She obviously reconsidered when she met husband Justine Timberlake because they now have a son together, Silas Randall.
Singer Fergie initially did not want anything to do with motherhood until she met her boyfriend Josh Duhamel. Duhamel somehow convinced Fergie to have kids and the couple welcomed their first son Axl Jack Duhamel in 2013. According to therichest, Fergie was even open to having more kids but unfortunately, the duo separated in 2017.
12 Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella is not yet a mother but she has a similar story to the women on this list. Professional wrestler Nikki Bella was once in a relationship with fellow wrestler John Cena. The wrestler had made it clear that he did not want kids and Nikki was okay with this at first. When Nikki’s twin had a baby, she fell in love with the idea of having a family, which led her to break things off with Cena. The wrestler is now looking forward to being a mother with the right person as stated on therichest.
11 Cameron Diaz
Another celeb who has always stated she does not want kids is Cameron Diaz. According to womenhealthmag, motherhood has never been attractive to Diaz; she said she thought that having children is so much work that one has to do for 18 years. However, it is clear that the actress has changed her mind since reports have it that she is expecting twins.
10 Naomi Watts
This English actress has a slightly different story; she did not want to have kids when she was a young woman. She ended up having her first son, Alexander, at 39-years-old. Therichest points out that she regrets this decision because her window closed in early. Nonetheless, she had another son but regrets not starting early and having more kids.
9 Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer initially did not want kids. As confirmed by eonline, while on The Ellen Show, she jokingly confessed that she did not want kids. However, she immediately reconsidered after seeing herself dressed as a baby on the show. Soon after getting married to Chef Chris Fischer, Schumer announced her pregnancy. The couple welcomed their first baby boy in 2019.
8 Emma Stone
Actress Emma Stone is not yet a mom but she is now more open to marriage and motherhood. As stated by sheknows, when Emma was a teenager, she never babysat neither did she want to get married nor have kids. Now in her 30s, she actively wants both. Probably her current boyfriend, Dave McCary has something to do with this decision.
7 Rashida Jones
Actress Rashida Jones has shared that she has been too busy with her career to think about marriage or having kids. The actress stood by her words until she met her partner Ezra Koenig. Koenig must have changed her mind because the duo welcomed their first child, a son in 2018 as revealed on Dailymail.
6 Diana Kruger
According to people, Diana Kruger did not think that she wanted children for a long time. Her reason being, she thought she was too selfish to be a mother. However, this all changed when the actress welcomed her first child, a daughter at 42 years-old. Her partner Norman Reedus might have been the one who convinced her otherwise.
5 Rachel Zoe
Fashion mogul Rachel Zoe had her first son Skyler when she was 40, and her second, Kai, was born two years later. Zoe has never been shy about admitting that she struggled with the idea of motherhood. However, she knew this would lead to major marital problems if she did not want kids. She is now glad she became a mother.
4 Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst had made it clear on etonline that she was not one of those “I need a baby”. This was the case until her goddaughter was born and she fell in love with her. She concluded that she had had a successful career for thirty years and she was now ready to have babies and chill. She welcomed her first child, a son, Ennis in 2018 and got engaged to co-star Jesse Plemons.
3 Simon Cowell
America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell initially did not want kids. In 2009, he made it clear that he had no desire to become a father but he must have changed his mind somewhere along the way. HuffingtonPost revealed that he had a child with his friend’s then-wife, Lauren Silverman. The competition judge is still open to having more kids.
2 Josh Holloway
When former Lost star Josh Holloway and long-time girlfriend Yessica Kumala got married back in 2004, neither of them wanted kids. However, four years later, the couple has surprised fans by welcoming daughter Java Kumala and son Hunter Lee. Holloway loves his kids and enjoys being a dad as stated on Huffingtonpost.
1 George Clooney
For years, legendary actor and producer George Clooney was "Hollywood’s bachelor". According to therichest, he felt like having kids was a big responsibility that a parent should not take lightly. He also had no plans of ever getting married again, however, this all changed when he met Amal Alamuddin. He got married and had twins Ella and Alexander.
Sources: therichest.com, mutually.com, dailymail.co.uk, todaysparent.com, parents.com, elle.com, jezebel.com, womenshealthmag.com, eonline.com, sheknows.com, people.com, etonline.com, huffingtonpost.ca