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Dear Wendy: “I Don’t Want Kids, But My Live-In Boyfriend Does. Are We Doomed?”

I have been in a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend for about a year and a half. We moved in together about a year ago and it has been going great! He is financially responsible (although we both deal with school loan debt), fun to be around, and has a great family. We have talked about getting married in the next few years and buying house, and I would love to be his wife for the rest of my life. But … I don’t ever want to have kids. Now, I know I am only 25 (as is he) so we have a ways before I have to start thinking about it, however, he is very family-oriented and has mentioned his desire to someday take a child with him to sports games. I made it clear to him that I have always wanted to adopt or foster older children rather than have my own kids but he has never really stated an opinion on that option. I’m worried that if we get married, he will make the assumption (as many do) that I will want kids eventually, and will start putting the pressure on me when we get closer to 30/35 at which point we’ll get divorced if I still don’t want kids. Is it safe to stay in a relationship with such a big difference of opinion, or the hope that I “might” someday change my mind? Is it too early to have a serious talk with him about it? I love him but am scared this is going to be the end of us. — No Kids, Please

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Jillian Michaels Adopting From The Congo, Keeping Her Hard Body

“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her.”

Jillian Michaels confirms that, now that her contract with “The Biggest Loser” is over, she is in the process of adopting a baby from the Congo. Last year, she let us in on her reasons for wanting to adopt rather than having one herself. “I can’t handle doing that to my body,” she said. How noble? This way, she helps a child in need … and doesn’t damage her six pack. [Showbiz Spy] Keep reading »

Angelina’s Tattoo Addition Has Many Thinking She’s Adopting Baby #7

Yesterday, Angelina Jolie visited Somali refugees at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. But of course it wasn’t the humanitarian work that had people talking. At the camp, Angelina was photographed in a tank top and it appears as though a line has been added to her tattoo which lists the latitude and longitude of where her children were born. This has many people guessing that Angie and Brad are adopting another baby. The new numbers on the tattoo aren’t easy to make out, but the first one appears to be 35 degrees north. Some think this means the couple could be adopting from Algeria.

But there’s an alternate theory. Keep reading »

Rod Stewart Talks About The Daughter He Put Up For Adoption

“[I was] absolutely stone broke. She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think … Since her mom and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well. I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn’t take her to school, change her nappies, there was no paternal thing there. But I’m trying.”

—Crooner Rod Stewart talks about Sarah Streeter, the first of his seven children, who was put up for adoption. She is now 46. Geez, Rod has been procreating for almost half a century. His wife Penny Lancaster is currently pregnant. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Placed My Son Up For Adoption

Fresh out of a long, committed relationship with my childhood sweetheart to whom I was engaged long before I was ever ready to fully commit myself to someone in that regard, I rebounded. His name was Stan* and he was quiet, shy, compassionate and funny at times. I knew he wasn’t “the one,” but I had fun with him. After five months of dating, I decided that I needed someone who was more ambitious and outspoken, and called things off with Stan … only to find out that I got knocked up the last time we were ever intimate. Keep reading »

Quotable: Sandra Bullock On Louis, Her “Little Cajun Cookie”

“I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out. We don’t have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So he’s like the crown prince … He’s my little Cajun cookie.”

Sandra Bullock talking about her adopted son, Louis, on today’s “Today.” I wonder how long it’ll take Mrs. Fields to come up with a cookie based on this concept? [People] Keep reading »

Gay Celebrity Men Who Have Started Families

Congrats to Neil Patrick Harris, who announced this weekend that he and his partner are expecting twins. Sadly, NPH also announced that he is planning to take a break from the biz to be a full-time daddy once the babies arrive. We will miss him, but I’m sure those babies will be stupid cute.

After the jump, some more famous gay men who also became proud papas. Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston Adopts!



You’re not the only ones who can adopt, Brad and Angelina. It’s a free world. And Jennifer Aniston wants to grow her family. Since she couldn’t secure a man the old-fashioned way, she went to Ethiopia and adopted herself a husband in this Onion send-up. We’re sure 33-year-old Negasi will be a proud addition to her family … well, once he adjusts to his new life without his wife and kids. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Quotable: Wyclef Jean Wants Brad And Angelina To Adopt From Haiti

“Brad and Angie, please! Please adopt a child from Haiti! … Our job is to help those little kids, to give them a chance. If we give them a chance they’ll have a better tomorrow.”

—Wyclef Jean knows where he wants to see Brad and Angelina adopt from next. Angie says baby number seven isn’t on her radar at the moment, but could be in the future. [NY Daily News]

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Sandra Bullock’s Tactics For Hiding Baby Louis

With Sandra Bullock’s baby revelation yesterday, one question keeps coming to mind—how, exactly, does one conceal a baby for three months, especially while under the intense scrutiny of Oscar buzz and mega-scandal curiosity? Yes, she did drop some serious hints. In her Oscar speech, she thanked “all the moms who take care of babies and children no matter where they come from,” but we all assumed she was talking about (a) the character she played in “The Blind Side” and (b) the fact that she’s become a step-mom to Jesse James’ kids. Apparently, on one awards season red carpet, a lime green baby sock popped out of her bag. Someone just picked it up and gave it back to her without a second thought.

So how did she do it? It wasn’t easy. Keep reading »

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