Cameron Diaz may be 36, but the ticking of her biological clock isn’t bothering her.
In a new interview with Parade magazine’s May 31 issue, Diaz said despite her new role playing a mom in “My Sister’s Keeper,” she isn’t ready to start a family.
“I think that it’s normal for people to ask that … especially of someone my age, because it seems like the obvious thing: ‘Why haven’t you done it?’ It doesn’t bother me. It’s not the cross I bear,” Diaz told the mag. “I’m not somebody who is going to declare either way if I’m absolutely going to or I’m absolutely not going to have children. I have no idea. I’m still young. I have an unbelievable life. In some ways I have the life that I have because I don’t have children.”
Right now, Diaz is happy taking care of other people’s children in her role as auntie to her three nieces.
“I know what it’s like,” she said of having kids. “I’ve changed the diapers. I’ve seen three births, so I totally get the whole picture. I don’t think it’s a compromise not to (have kids), I think it’s just a different choice.
“People might say, ‘That’s bull. She actually really wants to have a baby,’” Diaz continued. “My answer is: ‘No! Everything I’m bringing into my life right now isn’t geared toward that. It might be one day.’”
For now, Diaz is happy just being part of a loving family that bonded together even more after the death last year of her beloved father, Emilio.
“My mother said, ‘If there’s such a thing as grieving well, then we’ve grieved well, as a family,’” Diaz explained. “I feel like we’ve done the best that we can through this. I think that’s something to be proud of.”
Another thing she is proud of: having been brought up as a “daddy’s boy.”
“He was a huge football fan,” Diaz said of her father. “Dad didn’t have a son, so my sister and I sort of absorbed his love of sports. We’d watch a game, and he’d be screaming at the top of his lungs. Dad was so funny and such a boy. It was great to have that influence in my life.”
Diaz also opened up about her love life, which has seen her date Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and British model Paul Sculfor.
“I think that I’ve what I’ve found, in my experience, is that you always find the person who you’re meant to be with at that time in your life,” she said of relationships, generally. “And what I’ve also found is that you have to move on from those people at certain times, because that’s the way it happens. For me personally, there’s nothing wrong with that. A lot of people find themselves trapped in something that they’ve outgrown and are unhappy. And they don’t know how to get out of it because they think that they’re supposed to make it happen.”