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Mary J. Blige is single and childless by choice. The 51-year-old singer & actress recently revealed why she decided not to bring any children into the world.

Blige said she thought about it, but seeing mothers struggling with their own kids made her appreciate the single life more.

"I'm not there yet, so I'm good! Listen, I have nieces and nephews forever and I'm always watching how people are scrambling for babysitters," she said in an interview with E!'s Daily Pop. "I don't want to go through that," she laughed.

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She continued: "I like my freedom to go and move and do what I want to do. I don't want to tend to someone all the time. I don't think it's gonna happen."

Blige accepted her role as stepmother while married to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs.

The "No More Drama" singer said the title for her hit R&B song "Good Morning Gorgeous" came from "some real heavy, trying to dig myself out of some terrible, horrible place."

To lift herself out of that space, she tells herself "Good morning gorgeous, good morning beautiful, good morning sexy, good morning... whatever it is!"
 

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Issa Rae regrets not exploring motherhood on her popular TV series, Insecure.

The TV comedy-drama was based on Issa's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl on YouTube.

Insecure aired on HBO from September 2016 until the series finale on Sunday, December 26.

In the series, Issa played Issa Dee, a career girl who worked at a non-profit called "We Got Y'all". While juggling her career, Issa Dee struggled to find a good man.

But having children and raising a family were not in Issa Dee's plans.
 
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Earlier this year, the 36-year-old actress married her longtime boyfriend Louis Diame. But the couple is childless and Issa is feeling the void.

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Having success and money are nice, but a woman's true purpose in life is to be a mother.

"I do wish we could've explored motherhood through Issa [Dee], Issa Rae told Vulture magazine's E. Alex Jung.

"Women having this ticking time clock that's so unfair that men will never experience," she said, referring to high-risk pregnancies after age 35.

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"[Men] can be like, Yeah, I'm 53, it's time to have kids. And we really have a time to decide. You can freeze your eggs, you can do all these things, but there's just something [missing]."

Issa said she and her staff discussed getting her pregnant during the series, but it never happened.

"There was an interesting discussion that happened in the room that men were enlightened by — annoyingly so — that the women in the room really bonded over: Oh my God, you feel this way, too? Even if you don't want kids, you still feel that clock. And there's such a pressure in the back of your mind of having to decide. That's something I wish we were able to explore. Maybe we'll explore it with something else."

 
READ ALSO: Lonely 'Sex and the City' creator regrets choosing a career over children

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Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, 60, recently said she regrets choosing a career over children because now she is "truly alone."

"When I was in my thirties and forties, I didn't think about it," said the former sex columnist. "Then when I got divorced and I was in my fifties, I started to see the impact of not having children and of truly being alone. I do see that people with children have an anchor in a way that people who have no kids don't."

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Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, 60, says she regrets choosing a career over children because now she is "truly alone."

Bushnell's best-selling book inspired the television series starring Sarah Jessica Parker as a feminist author in New York who chooses independence over motherhood.

Bushnell, who divorced her husband – ballet dancer Charles Askegard – in 2012, said growing older finally made her realize the importance of family over career.

"When I was in my thirties and forties, I didn't think about it," said the former sex columnist. "Then when I got divorced and I was in my fifties, I started to see the impact of not having children and of truly being alone. I do see that people with children have an anchor in a way that people who have no kids don't."

After her divorce she admitted she was celibate for five years: "It's not that long when you get to my age. I know women who have gone longer."

She admitted undergoing procedures for Botox, fillers, and once considered vaginal rejuvenation laser surgery to tighten her walls.

Bushnell is in a new relationship with real estate agent boyfriend Jim Coleman. She is releasing a new book, titled Is there still Sex in the City? which is set for release in early August 2022.

But she said if she had the chance to do it over, she would have had children.