Canadian actor Seth Rogen explains why he doesn’t want to have children.
The 41-year-old Superbad actor has been married to Lauren Miller since 2011 and repeatedly admitted that he does not want kids.
In 2021, Rogen told Howard Stern that he wouldn’t be able to do all his work if he had children.
“I wouldn’t be able to do all this work that I like. It’s something I think I was uncomfortable answering before. But [people] were like, ‘How do you do so much?’ and, like, the answer is I don’t have kids.”
He said that he and Miller are psyched that they don’t have any kids to take care of.
“I would say she wants kids less than I do,” he told Stern, adding that he and Lauren are in complete agreement about not wanting kids.
“We have so much fun. I don’t know anyone who gets as much happiness out of their kids as we get out of our non-kids,” he continued.
“We’re f***ing psyched all the time. We’re lying in bed Saturday morning, smoking weed, watching movies naked. If we had kids we could not be f***ing doing this,” he told Stern. “There is no one whose child is giving them as much joy as we are right now getting because we don’t have a kid.”
Recently, the This is the End alum appeared on The Diary of a CEO podcast and explained how not having children earned him success in the film industry.
“There’s a whole huge thing I’m not doing, which is raising children,” he told host Steven Barlett.
When Barlett asked if there is a possibility that he might have been happier if he had children, Seth replied,
“I don’t think it would. I’ve been around a lot of children, I’m not ignorant to what it’s like, I’ve seen everyone I know have kids. I’m 40, I know.
He added, “Some of my friends have had kids for decades, you know. Some people want kids, some people don’t want kids. I think a lot of people have kids before they even think about it, from what I’ve seen honestly. You just are told, you got through life, you get married, you have kids – it’s what happens.”
He told Steven that he and Lauren had discussed potentially having children throughout the years, but every time, they agreed that they didn’t want any.
“Me and my wife, neither of us were like that. Honestly, the older we get the more happy and reaffirmed we are with our choice not to have kids. It was something we kind of talked about more, and we were like, ‘Have we made the right choice, are we sure?”
Rogen said now that he is over 40, he is thankful to God that he doesn’t have children.
“Now, more than anything, the conversation is like, ‘Honestly, thank God we don’t have children. We get to do whatever we want, we are in the prime of our lives, we are smarter than we’ve ever been, we understand ourselves more than we ever have, we have the capacity to achieve a level of work and a level of communication and care for one another, and a lifestyle we can live with one another that we’ve never been able to live before, and we can just do that and we don’t have to raise a child – which the world does not need right now.”
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Source: The Howard Stern Show