Mary J. Blige on having children: 'I like my freedom'

Are kids in Mary J. Blige’s foreseeable future?
Mary J. Blige
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Are kids in Mary J. Blige’s foreseeable future? According to the GRAMMY-winning artist herself, not right now–or ever. The 51-year-old singer is candidly speaking about her decision not to have children.

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Blige recently elaborated on her unchanging choice on E!’s Daily Pop. "I’m not there yet, so I’m good," Blige expressed. “Listen, I have nieces and nephews forever and I'm always watching how people are scrambling for babysitters. I don't want to go through that."

"I like my freedom to go and move and do what I want to do. I don't want to have to tend to someone all the time. I don't think it's [motherhood] gonna happen," she continued. Blige was previously a stepmother to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs' children Briana, Jordan and Nas. The former couple were married from 2003 until 2018.

In the interview, the R&B legend also discussed her 15th studio album Good Morning Gorgeous and last month's Super Bowl half-time performance alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminiem, and surprise guests 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.

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