Kate Beckinsale has one child, a 13-year-old daughter named Lily, from her relationship with actor Michael Sheen. The ‘Total Recall‘ star has been married to Len Wiseman since 2004, and Kate admitted in an interview that she’s debated whether or not she wants to have a child with him.
“At some point the decision will be made for me, when my ovaries dry up and die [Kate will be 39 this month]. We’ll see. There’s nothing that makes me go, ‘And now I must have triplets.’ I got back and forth on it. I feel very lucky in that we navigated a pretty bumpy situation and that Lily’s OK. So my resistance is along the lines of, ‘Do I want to upset the apple cart?’ There’s absolutely part of me that goes, ‘I’d love to have a baby in the relationship I’m in, and have that experience when the relationship’s really good and exclusive,’ but I’m just not sure.”
Kate said she put on baby weight with her first pregnant.
“I was gigantic after I had Lily. I put on a good [50 lbs.], and it didn’t go until I stopped breastfeeding … I was lucky that Britain wasn’t so paparazzi-orientated then.”
Besides the whole issue of whether or not to have a child, Kate is fine with aging. Her father’s death at the age of 31 gives her perspective (Kate was five when he died).
“Aging is going to happen and it should. My father died at 31, so to me, aging is extremely preferable to the alternative, which is not aging. Every year I get past 31, I think, ‘Thank God.’ It’s a gift to be able to go, ‘I look different, that means I’m not dead!’”
Now that’s a great perspective to have!
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