“Commander in Chief” star Geena Davis said she is “really grateful” she waited until her late 40s to have children, because she was a wiser woman.
“I wanted to wait, hoping that I could still have kids, but I thought I’ll be more evolved the later … the longer that I wait, because I did have a sense that I wasn’t; that I didn’t have a lot of self-esteem, I guess is what you’d call it, but I was really determined that my kids would have self-esteem,” she said.
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Davis, 66, made the comments during an appearance on the “Loose Women” podcast.
The celebrity has three children, a 20-year-old daughter, Alizeh, and 18-year-old twin sons, Kaiis and Kian, whom she had with her ex-boyfriend, Reza Jarrahy, a plastic surgeon in his 50s.
Davis gave birth to Alizeh when she was 46 years old and her twin boys when she was 48.
As for how the well-known actor raised her children, she said she has turned to her own parents are role models.
“I picked up more from the way my parents modeled their behavior than telling me how to be,” she said.
At a time when so many in mainstream culture are dismissing the value of parenthood, Davis has spoken out consistently about the joys of being a mother and raising children.
In 2020, she told The Guardian she was happy to have waited to have kids.
“I always felt lucky that I had my kids late, because I just feel like I changed so much,” she said. “I always knew I wanted kids, but what I was doing waiting that long, I don’t know. I never tried before, in other words. But it’s been great. And twins are fun!”
Davis’ comments came around the same time singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks spoke to The Guardian about her decision to have an abortion in 1979. She made the remarks following then-President Donald Trump’s nomination in 2020 of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nicks, 74, said she would not have achieved the success she had if she hadn’t aborted her unborn child.
“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” she said in 2020. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. I would have had to walk away.”
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