Mom of Two Catherine Zeta-Jones Confesses: 'I Didn't Want To Have Kids'

Sun, August 8, 2010 4:40pm EDT by 1 Comment

080810_catherine_zeta_jones_spl142503_002

Catherine Zeta-Jones is mom to 9-year-old Dylan and 7-year-old Carys, but before she had her kids, she was terrified of motherhood.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of those women that comes to mind when you think “Supermom.” She juggles a career in the movies and on Broadway along with spending time with her husband, Michael Douglas, and two kids, making it all look easy and (we add somewhat enviously) glamorous. But surprisingly Catherine recently confessed that she never saw herself as the maternal type.

“I wasn’t the kind of girl who always wanted babies,” she admitted to Wales News. In fact, she was freaked out by the idea. “It was scary becoming a mother. I never played with dolls, so I didn’t know if I had it in me.” Once Dylan, 9, and Carys, 7, along though, she quickly took to motherhood. “My priorities changed when I had children,” she says. “I have to be passionate and committed about something if it’s going to take me away from them.”

Now Catherine, who is celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary with Michael next month, has discovered parts of herself she never knew existed. “I have a very motherly side to me,” she says, adding that her kids crack her up.”You learn so much from them every day, it’s wonderful.”

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

Margaret

Posted at 2:51 PM on August 21, 2010  

Headline is a bit misleading, as it implies she wishes she didn’t have her kids, when the opposite is true.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,273 other followers