Food Goddess Ina Garten Gives Perfect Reason for Not Having Kids

It always amazes me when someone asks, “when are you going to have kids?” To me, that seems like such a personal question to ask someone. Especially if you’re not that close to them.

In an interview for Katie Couric’s self-titled podcast, Ina Garten, the woman better known as the “Barefoot Contessa” opened up about her choice to remain child-free. She gave the perfect answer to that very question.

“We decided not to have children,” she stated simply. “I really appreciate that other people do, and we will always have friends that have children that we are close to, but it was a choice I made very early.”

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“I really felt, I feel, that I would have never been able to have the life I’ve had (with children),” she explained.

Luckily she hasn’t felt much pressure or judgement from friends and family in regard to their decision.

“I never felt that people did,” the 69-year-old continued. “I think the one thing that we miss (out on) is a lot of people’s friends are the parents of their kids’ friends. So we never had that connection with other people that I see … that network. But no, I never felt judged by it. Maybe people did, but I didn’t notice.”

48 years and I’m just getting started!

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