Cameron Diaz graces the August issue of Esquire and tells the men’s magazine about her decision not to have kids.
“It’s so much more work to have children,” Diaz confesses. “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 eighteen years.”
The 41-year-old actress gets even more personal.
“I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother,” she added. “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.”
The blonde star said, “I like being forty-one. I love it,” she said. “So much sh– just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”
Esquire’s August issue is on newsstands July 8th.