Christina Hendricks doesn’t want kids


In an interview with Health magazine, Christina Hendricks has revealed she has no intention of becoming a mother.

The 38-year-old Mad Men star, who has been married to Geoffrey Arend for five years, says she and her husband have decided not to have any kids.

She told the magazine: “We got a puppy, and that’s my idea of starting a family. People say, ‘Oh, that’s practice for parenting,’ but if it’s practice for anything it’s to be a mom to another puppy. We’ve decided that we are not really interested in having children.”

Even though she is approaching her forties, Christina doesn’t feel the need to become a mom and she is not bothered by the questions people ask.


“It’s just very normal for people to say, ‘Well, when you guys have kids.’ And then when I say, ‘Actually, I don’t think we’re going to do that,’ people will say, ‘Oh, you say that now.’ It doesn’t bother me, though,” she explained.

However, there is always the possibility the couple could decide to have children one day, as the actress says. “And, you know, there’s a small chance I could change my mind,” she added.

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6 responses to “Christina Hendricks doesn’t want kids”

  1. Katie says:

    I think she is gorgeous, it is nice to see some variety in Hollywood for a change! As far as the kid stuff…to each her own! I have two boys and can’t imagine my world without them-I wake up and even when tired think how lucky I am, that being said, I understand why some people decide to not have children for whatever reasons. There are lots of ways to live life well:)

  2. Slim says:

    Good for her! So awesome to see a public figure speak out about not having kids. The media and Hollywood glamorize motherhood in a way that makes it look all glowing, peaceful and fulfilling. I have lots of friends with kids who always look rundown, tired, dirty and have no time for themselves – the reality of motherhood. I am married and very happy with our decision to not have children. We are very happy and very fulfilled. Marriage does not always require having children.

  3. Megan says:

    I never saw myself getting married. I did. I never saw myself having kids, I did. Twice. I can tell everyone here with all sincerity, I have done a lot of hard drugs, been in a lot of cool places, and none of it compares to having kids. I know it’s not for everyone. And that’s sad.

  4. Tina says:

    Well that is the most stupid article I have ever read. How can a woman possibly not want to have children of her own? I do understand that having children is not that easy as it looks from the first point, but it is certainly worthy, as it means that two people are deciding to link their lives together for good, and the child is their ultimate gift from heaven. Personally I, feel like I am too young to have children, but still each time I am visiting a friend of mine who has a small baby and I get to hold it in my arms I realize that I would love to have a child of my own. Now this is exactly a normal thing for a woman, while having a poppy and saying that it is more than enough, it is a very stupid thing, and I didn’t ever imagine that there are women in this world who truly can mean saying something like this.

  5. Sheila says:

    Hmm, I have read somewhere that red haired people are a little bit crazy, and now I realize that it is really true. I mean what reason might bring a woman to such a decision? First idea that comes to my mind is that probably Christina Hendricks is not really sure whether she will spend the rest of her life with her husband Geoffrey Arend or not, that is the biggest fear of woman to stay alone with a child. And it is a significant fear, but she is not supposed to allow this fear destroying her life, as one day she might wake up and realize that all she ever wanted was a family but now she is not able to have it anymore, and that would be something she will have the entire fault for. The other considerable reason would be the fact she is not sure whether she will be a good mother or not, but while having it, it is important to keep in mind that no one was born being a mother, we all learned, so eventually she will learn as well.

  6. Eva says:

    Well, getting a poppy or even two of them is an idea of substitute the emptiness in the house which doesn’t have children laughter in it, and usually it is a way out for people who are afraid of their feelings. Maybe, Christina Hendricks is afraid that she will lose her shape, which is eventually already not that good as it used to be, or maybe she has some secret disease she never told anyone about. I mean those are the only reasonable ideas that come into my mind while I am trying to justify her wish to kill in herself something that she was gifted with by the Mother Nature.