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Celebrities Who Never Had Kids

Updated December 6, 2019 1.1m views46 items

List RulesFamous 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.

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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.

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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."

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          Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has never married or had children.

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