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Chelsea Handler, 47, explains why she doesn't want to have children

Chelsea Handler, 47, explains why she doesn't want to have children

Chelsea doesn't think she has the 'skills' for motherhood.

Chelsea Handler has explained why she doesn't want to have kids of her own one day.

The comedian has never had any interest in becoming a parent, and it's partially because she went 40 years thinking that the sun and the moon were the same thing.

Speaking recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she explained her thought process.

"I'm very outspoken about not wanting to be a parent," the 43-year-old began.

"Because I don't think I have the skills. I'm not equipped with what it takes to answer all those questions from children because they don't just ask you once. They come in, and in, and in.

Chelsea Handler doesn't think she'd be a good mother.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

"I have enough nieces and nephews to know I don't have the tolerance for that kind of line of questioning about things that I really don't know the answers to. And at a certain age, when you don't know the answer to questions, it's too embarrassing to ask questions, you know? You just have to pretend you know."

Offering fans a perfect example of what she means, Chelsea confesses: "I didn't know until I was 40-year-old that the sun and the moon were not the same thing."

Chelsea recalled that she had been on a safari in Africa with her sister when she found out.

"My older sister Simone looked up at the sky, and she said, 'Chelsea, look up. It's not often you get to see the sun and the moon at the same time.'

"I go, 'Wait, but they're always together,' and as soon as I said that, she turned around and she goes, 'What did you say?' And I was like, 'Oh, shut up, shut up, shut up.' I knew what I said was wrong."

"I tried to gloss over it, I was like, 'never mind what I said!' And she said, 'No, I need you to tell me what you think is happening between the sun and the moon.'"

Eventually Chelsea admitted to her sister that, until that point, she truly believed that after the sun set, 'it popped back up as the moon.'

Chelsea thought the sun and the moon were the same thing.
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Of course, that's not the main reason why Chelsea doesn't want children. The truth of the matter is, she just doesn't want them, and that's reason enough.

During an episode of her podcast Dear Chelsea, she spoke a little more on this, explaining: "I look at it like this - because I don't have my own children, I'm able to send strangers to college. I'm able to support kids that I'll never meet, in countries that I'll never even visit.

"But I'm able to give so much because I don't have my own family and to me, that is my purpose. I would be a sh**ty mother. I would be selfish. I would want everything to be great for my kid and forget about all the other kids in the world."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@chelseahandler

Topics: Parenting, Celebrity