Chelsea Handler isn’t interested in becoming a mom now — and she’s grateful she was never encouraged to be one as a teen.
The Chelsea Lately alum, 47, spoke to hosts Monica Padman and Liz Plank on their fertility-focused podcast Race to 35 about living a child-free lifestyle. She shared that there was a point, when she became inadvertently pregnant at 16, that she seriously thought about having kids.
Handler said that now, if she got pregnant, she would choose to have an abortion.
Earlier in the podcast, the talk show host said she feels she can better help the world if she does not have kids of her own. She noted that parents will often focus on getting the best for their own children, exclusively — but as someone without children of her own she can “contribute to my own family, my nieces and nephews, by being available to them.”
One other perk of not having kids? Never having to go to Disneyland.
“I went to Disneyland when I was 5 or 6 — I felt like my intelligence was under assault because I couldn’t believe what a racket that place was,” she said. “And I made a vow to myself that I would never have a child so I would never have to go back. I don’t know if I knew that [at the time]. But I had an instinct and that instinct stayed with me.”
Handler previously spoke about the benefits of not having kids with the hosts of the Lady Gang podcast on her own podcast, called Dear Chelsea.