Celebrities Who Never Had Kids  

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List Rules Famous people over 40 who don't have kids (and probably never will)

List of Childless Celebrities ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous and successful people and couples have not had children. Some have deliberately decided against procreation, some cannot have kids due to medical reasons while others just haven't gotten around to it yet. Through the years there have been tons of childless celebrities.Who is the most famous person without children? 

Never married, The Office co-creator Ricky Gervais has been with his long-time love for over 30 years. Ricky Gervais has stated that he never wanted to have kids: “We never wanted to be parents, with all that entails: the loss of freedom, total dependency.” Maternal famous women Betty White, Oprah Winfrey, and Dolly Parton are also childless celebrities. Other childfree celebrity stars include Renee Zellweger, Katharine Hepburn, Helen Mirren, and Queen Latifah. 

Do you think that not having kids allowed these celebrities to reach a higher level of success in their careers? While some of these celebrities who never had kids opted out of parenting, others lost children early in their lives and never had more. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Though she was married 3 times and has played many matronly characters, Betty White never had any children.

Age: 97

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Credits: Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game, Hot in Cleveland

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Dolly Parton has been married for over 45 years, but she has been unable to have kids. Not having kids caused Parton to suffer from episodes of depression.

Age: 73

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America

Credits: The Porter Wagoner Show, Transamerica, Moulin Rouge!, Sweet Home Alabama

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren became a stepmother when she married a father of two in 1997, but she says has "no maternal instinct whatsoever."

Age: 73

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Credits: The Queen, Monsters University, The Debt, The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has never married or had children.

Age: 64

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation

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