In a candid interview with the Esquire, Cameron Diaz reveals why she made the personal decision to not have children.
"It's so much more work to have children," the 41-year-old actress said. "To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for -- I didn't take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby -- that's all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision."
Despite the difficulty in making such a choice, the Sex Tape actress seems happy with her decision. "I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother," she told the magazine. "I have it much easier than any of them. That's just what it is. Doesn't mean life isn't sometimes hard. I'm just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I've done a lot. And I don't care anymore."
Diaz has spoken in the past about her decision to remain childfree. "If I wanted kids, at any point in life, I would have them," she told Telegraph UK. "But, I'm certain that if at any point, I wanted a child, that child would find its way into my life, whether through adoption or through being in a relationship with somebody who has a child."
"I can't see the future," she continued, "But one thing, I do know is that I'm not childless. I have a ton of children in my life. I can have a kid any second, if I want. All my friends would be like, 'Sure, come and get them!'"
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