Seth Rogen says not having children has helped him be “successful” after being asked if parenting would make him “happier”.
Seth Rogen has been candid about why he thinks not having children has helped him be “successful” and why he and wife Lauren Miller are “very lucky” that they aren’t parents.
The Pineapple Express The 40-year-old star opened up about how his and Miller’s decision not to have children has had a positive impact on their lives during an appearance on Steven Bartlett A CEO’s diary podcast.
“That also helped me to be successful. Definitely,” Rogen said after Bartlett brought up the issue of the couple having no children.
After Bartlett replied with mild surprise, Rogen explained that not being a parent means “there’s one really big thing I don’t do, and that’s raise kids.”
Bartlett then argued that some might say Rogen would be “happier” if he and Miller had children, to which the actor disagrees.
“I don’t think it would be like that. I’ve obviously been with a lot of kids, I don’t know what it’s like… I’ve seen everyone I know [have] Kids, I’m 40. Some of my friends have had kids for decades, you know?” Rogen said. “Some want children. Some people don’t want children.”
The actor then suggested that “a lot of people have kids before they even think about it.”
“Honestly, you’re just told, you go through life, you get married, you have kids. That’s what happens. And me and my wife, neither of us was like that,” he continued. “And honestly, the older we get, the happier and more affirmed we are with our decision not to have children.”
According to Rogen, he and his wife – who wed in 2011 – have debated over the years if they made the right choice and ultimately decided they’re happy with their decision not to become parents.
“Now the conversation is mostly honest, thank god we don’t have kids,” admitted Rogen, adding, “We can do whatever we want, we’re in the prime of our lives, we’re smarter than we’ve ever been.” , we understand ourselves better than ever, we have the ability to achieve a level of work and a level of communication and caring for one another, and a lifestyle to live together that we have never been able to live before.
“And we can just do that and not have to raise a kid that the world doesn’t need right now.”
Rogen then reiterated that he and his wife were “very happy” with their decision not to have children, with the actor noting that he “definitely” sees having more time to do the things that he does must and the things he likes to do .
“Me and my wife seem to have a lot more fun not having kids than everyone I know seems to be getting away from having kids,” he added, laughing.
Taking to Twitter, Rogen’s frank honesty was praised by fans, with one person writing, “Love this.”
“I don’t like Seth Rogen but I agree with him on not wanting kids,” wrote another.
Rogen and Miller met at a birthday party in 2004. The couple announced their engagement in 2010 before tying the knot in 2011.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/seth-rogen-children-wife-lauren-miller-b2298413.html Seth Rogen says not having children has helped him be “successful” after being asked if parenting would make him “happier”.