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Mariah Carey and Ellen Baby Talk

Is five weeks with Mr. Right and a successful album launch enough to make you want a baby? Less than a month ago, the New York Daily News reported that sultry songstress Mariah Carey said:

It's hard to have kids in this world. I don't think I could properly educate a child right now. Maybe in the future, but I actually haven't thought about it.

Additionally, she said having children would leave her feeling violated.

Now, weeks later, the newlywed dished with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on the same subject. She told Ellen:

I always said if I found the right person who I felt would be on the same page as me in term of raising kids and having the same belief system, we'd have kids. I've always had a weird thing about it because my parents divorced when I was three and I didn't have many examples of what was the norm.

While I'm not one to begrudge the couple if they are excited about having children, I am stunned that her opinion changed so abruptly. What's your take?

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rgrl rgrl 9 years
It just sounds like someone that has not given the issue much thought. She;s not sure what she thinks. But I guess when you have a person you love it's a lot easier to feel like you might give it a try. She sounds wishy washy in both comments though.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I think it was a PR tactic honestly. I wouldn't be surprised if she turned up preggo within 6 months.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
I think that either she was bs-ing because she already new something was in the works with Nick, or like you guys said above that that was her opinion before because she was reconciled to the idea of it not happening to her. Now since she's changed her mind so quickly one can assume that having a baby and a husband was something that she really did want deep inside.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I hate to judge someone so harshly that I don't know on a personal level, but I've read a lot of things and seen her one live TV speaking openly and I swear she is NOT all there. She is constantly saying one thing and then doing the oposite or changing it up. I don't take anything she says seriously.....
anniekim anniekim 9 years
She's keeping all her options open.
litbear221 litbear221 9 years
i wonder if it was a propaganda tool, too keep people away from the idea that she even had a boyfriend or fiance for that matter! wasn't that only like 3 weeks ago? oh well...
lawchick lawchick 9 years
well, I understand how your feelings can fluctuate about this. I have only been married for 8 months, and we both came into the mariage sure we wanted kids. Now due to a combination of surprise circumstances, it looks like we won't have kids. So I have gone from gushing about baby names to saying we're not having kids pretty much over the course of a month. Hard realizations can hit fast. Looks like it was the opposite for Mariah - she assumed it would never happen for her, so she blew off the possibility of having kids. Now she's in love and allowing herself to get excited about the possibility.
jaycarter08 jaycarter08 9 years
i think that it is a great thing that she recongnizes the fact that she is not ready for children yet. most people do not realize what all it takes to be a good parent. we can all see that she is financially stable, but the most important thing is to have mental stability. you have to be able to be strong for those kids and be able to teach them right so that they grow up to be good people and make good life choices.
TallTJ TallTJ 9 years
Those earlier comments were a few short months ago (if not A month ago), I HOPE against hope that they'll wait to make sure this whole wirlwind thing will stick first. -T-
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 9 years
i was married previously, and my husband and i did not want to have kids. now we are divorced, and i've met someone wonderful, and i do want to have kids, i think now its all about having the right person to go through that with. my ex was NOT right for me to have kids with and i think we both knew it.
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