You know how people love to offer their unsolicited advice on things like your reproductive decisions or parenting choices? As uncomfortable as it may be to try and politely smile as your mom's neighbor asks when your child is going to get a sibling, you can take some comfort in knowing you're not alone. As it turns out, there are plenty of celebrities who decided they were one and done.
If there's one thing that's certain about famous parents, it's that they're no stranger to criticism. So if they can be content and confident in their choices, under the scrutiny of the public eye, then you can unabashedly ignore random and rude comments, too.
Whether you have a child yourself and you're considering not having any more, or you're just curious about which celebs stopped at just one, you might be surprised how many of the Hollywood elite have been vocal about their reproductive choices. In a way, it's encouraging to see famous parents who take ownership of their decision and ignore any societal pressures to continue procreating.
So whether you're a member of the "one and done" club or not, you can check out these celebrities who only have one child.
Not one to mince words, in an interview with Us Weekly about being one and done, Amy Adams admitted, "they're like, 'when are you going to have another?' And you're like, 'I'm not,' then you feel like a bad person." What is the main reason behind her absolute certainty that her daughter, Aviana, won't have a brother or sister in the future? "I had so many siblings that I'm like, 'God, no,'" Adams explained.
When the Modern Family star married Joe Manganiello, questions began popping up about whether or not the couple would have children. According to Us Weekly, raising one child might be enough for Sofia Vergara, who said, "I was a single mom for a long time and I was able to do everything I wanted to do." As for having children with Manganiello, Vergara said, "it's not a priority in our lives." It seems they are perfectly happy with the way things are.
Magazines still speculate on whether or not the former Dawson's Creek star will give her only child Suri a sibling. But according to Us Weekly, Katie Holmes isn't planning on having another baby. Holmes explained, "I want to make sure I'm really there for Suri [because] I was a bit of an only child, and I liked it." I've found that many parents with one child often say that the ability to provide undivided attention was a key deciding factor for them.
Some moms feel odd vocalizing their happiness with having one child, and it turns out some celebs feel that way, too. In a recent interview with People, Jacqueline Piñol proudly said, "I'm good with one." Piñol, however did note that having one child can be taboo, "There was pressure, like, 'should I not be saying I only want one?' but there's going to be judgment with every situation." That, to me, hit the nail on the head. Whatever decision you make, there are bound to be haters.
Some of my friends have one child by choice, while fate made the decision for others. The same could be said for the former partner of the late, Heath Ledger. In an interview with People about having an only child, Michelle Williams said, "I really imagined Matilda would have siblings, but that isn’t even a possibility anymore." As for many, life rarely ends up the way you would have expected.
6Taraji P. Henson
Though she may play one tough Cookie with three children on Empire, according to The Huffington Post, one child is enough for Taraji P. Henson, who said, "No, thank you. You want to know what my birth control is? It’s called 'teenager.'” The Huffington Post noted that Henson already has one teenage son, Marcel, and she is completely content with that.
There's a saying that if something isn't broken, don't fix it. So if you're happy with the family size you have now, you might want to let it be. According to an article in People about why she doesn't want another child, Kate Beckinsale said, "my resistance is along the lines of, ‘do I want to upset the apple cart?'” Beckinsale has one daughter, Lily, with former partner, Michael Sheen, as People noted.