More and more women are considering being first-time mothers at a later age. We’ve seen celebrities from Halle Berry to Salma Hayek, to Eva Mendes giving birth to their first child when they were in their 40s. Others like Gabrielle Union and Kandi Burruss have opted to use a surrogate to carry their pregnancy to term for them. Could 41-year-old Tiffany Haddish be the next woman to become a first-time mother?
The process may not be an easy one for Tiffany Haddish in her journey to motherhood. To her admission, when she was 21-years-old she made a life-changing decision. “Here goes something nobody don’t know. Imma tell you. At 21, I was really hard up on money and I gave up a bunch of eggs,” the Freak Brothers actress shared on E!’ News’s “Daily Pop.” She would then joke that there could perhaps be some mini versions of herself in the world due to that.
But during a conversation with Carmelo Anthony on his television talk show “What’s In Your Glass,” Tiffany Haddish gave a revelation for one of the reasons that she is afraid to have children. Because of the things she has and continues to experience as a Black woman, it’s hard to imagine giving birth to children in this racist world. “There’s a part of me that would like to do that,” she admits. “And I always make up these excuses like, ‘Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I do that. I need this, I need that.’ But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me, knowing that they’re gonna be [harmed]. Like, why would I put someone through that?”
Growing up was also not easy for Tiffany Haddish, which could also play into why she’s was resistant to have children. The actress has often shared the unfortunate details of her mother’s accident that led to years of turmoil for her. Ultimately, time spent with her mother would often turn abusive and soon she would find herself ni the foster care system. Haddish emotionally shared on Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman how the foster care system felt. Often times it would be a scary experience as you don’t know the people that you’re placed with and neither do they with you. “You don’t know if they’re gonna hurt you, if they’re gonna be kind, you don’t have a clue what’s going on,” she cried.
However, it seems as though the tides are changing and Tiffany Haddish might welcome motherhood now. In recent interviews, she’s been stating that she’s not only ready to adopt but is actively taking the necessary steps. In November of 2020, Haddish spoke with her boyfriend, Common, on his Mind Power Mixtape podcast where she expressed her desires to adopt children within the age range of 6-10 years old “because you can mold their mind.”
“I just want to bring to them survival skills, share everything that I know with them,” she stated. Earlier this year, she doubled down on her sentiments while speaking with Entertainment Tonight. “First of all, especially after this pandemic, there are so many children left without their parents,” Haddish shared. “There are a lot of people that need to be loved.” Haddish also revealed that she’s taken parenting classes already in preparation.
Perhaps things have also changed for rapper Common as well, whom Tiffany Haddish has been dating for over a year now. Common’s last known relationship prior to the comedian/actress was with political analyst Angela Rye, which ended due to his not wanting anymore children.