Reese Witherspoon Has A Message For Women Who Decide Not To Have Children!
Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon spoke to Chelsea Handler on Netflix show ‘Chelsea’ recently where the two discussed life as adults and mothers.
As a mum to three kids, Witherspoon gave her opinion on the topic of women choosing not to have children of their own. There was absolutely no judgement in her message and if anything, the comments drew a huge round of applause from the studio audience!
The Legally Blonde actress has three children- Ava, 17, Deacon, 13, and Tennessee, four. Handler on the other hand, has been very vocal about not having, nor ever wanting to have children.
Handler started the conversation by saying the fact that she has no kids makes her feel relatively young- almost like she’s not quite grown up yet.
“I have car insurance, a mortgage but I still feel like a little girl,” she told Witherspoon.
“I don’t feel like that, because I have a little girl and I have two little boys. I feel like the grown up,” Witherspoon said.
Witherspoon went on to say how fulfilling yet tiring motherhood is. “I think every mum feels like ‘If one day I ran away someone maybe would take them, because they’re adorable right’. There’s times I wish I could run off but I just enjoy it so much and I love being their mum and I’m really lucky to be their mum,” she said.
When Handler asked Witherspoon if that meant the comedian was somehow missing out, the actress had an empowering message for her.
“No. I really respect and admire when women decide not to have kids, or men, because it is such a huge responsibility and if you in any way feel like, ‘Oh, I’m not sure’, then don’t do it,” she said. “It’s too hard and I really respect people who are vocal about it too because that’s okay too. Every life choice is alright and I think it normalises it when we talk about it.”
“I can’t stand that. When we judge people for the life choices they make and it’s like, ‘can we just be over that, it’s 2017’. I’m so sick of that,” she ended.
Well said Reese! Live and let live we say!