Mary J. Blige Says She’s Never Having Kids: ‘I Like My Freedom…I Don’t Think It’s Gonna Happen’

Published: Saturday 12th Mar 2022 by Rashad

With GRAMMYs, Academy Award nominations, chart-topping albums, and adoration from fans around the globe, Mary J. Blige has checked off an impressive set of achievements over her 51 years.

Because the ‘Love No Limit’ singer has demonstrated there are no limits to what she can accomplish professionally, her personal life has taken a noted backseat.

But, if a recent interview is anything to judge by, Blige is 100% ok with that.

Ahead of sending Janet Jackson‘s fans into a frenzy when she reported she’d be open to sharing a Super Bowl Halftime Show stage with the Pop Queen, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul used the same interview platform to talk about her future – namely as it relates to motherhood.

Taking to E! News’ Daily Pop, Blige was quizzed by resident host Justin Sylvester about her plans to settle down and start a family of her own.

“I have nieces and nephews forever and I’m always watching how people are scrambling for baby sitters. I don’t want to go through that. I like my freedom to go and move and do what I want to do,” she stated. “I don’t want to have to tend to someone all the time.”

And while MJB sounded pretty confident about her stance, she did suggest it could change in the future.

“Right now that’s where I’m at,” she revealed. “But, I don’t think it’s [having kids] gonna happen.”


The revelation arrived shortly before Blige joined Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent for the Super Bowl’s historic, all-Hip Hop halftime show.

Click here to re-live the magic of that epic showing.

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  1. Farrah’s luggage (8k Camila) March 12, 2022

    What freedom? Aren’t you paying your ex 30k a month allegedly? 😭

    • Eve Liplock March 12, 2022

      Ooh, it’s only gonna be about a matter of time
      Before you get loose and start lose your mind
      Cop you a drink, go head and rock your ice
      ‘Cause we celebratin’ no more drama in our life
      With the Dre track pumpin’, everybody’s jumpin’
      Go ahead and twist your back and get your body bumpin’
      I told you, “Leave your situations at the door”
      So grab somebody and get your ass on the dance floor

    • Dc March 12, 2022

      Stfu she’s been done paying him dumb a s s

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) March 12, 2022

      Not all of the women want to have many kids like D I c k cannon’s h o e s 💅🏾 Women are not farm PIGs!

    • Babydoll March 13, 2022

      “I don’t want kids”… translation…”I can’t have kids”

      • Amber March 13, 2022

        It’s so weird cause she has kids, I guess she likes a personal life.

    • Irish March 13, 2022

      Why people have to behave so ignorant, that’s not what this is about dummy

    • JusticeRainger November 29, 2023


  2. t March 12, 2022

    i think maybe she tried but it did not work for some reasons
    but it would be sad whe she dont get at least one child

    • Chilepleaseee March 12, 2022

      Sad for who? She clearly doesn’t want kids

      • Babydoll March 13, 2022

        At least she’s owning her selfishness…I can respect that

  3. Crybaby March 12, 2022

    Well she’s 80 years old I think that ship sailed

    • What would Whitney do March 13, 2022

      you can’t count can you. She is 51 years old born in 1971. Learn how to count

  4. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) March 12, 2022

    Mary, I respect you for not being a pregnant h o e like your other peers💅🏾 I won’t dragging you no more after this. RESPECT💋💯

    • What would Whitney do March 13, 2022

      You need to drag ya dirty ass to the clinic Mary don’t give a f*** about you

      • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) March 13, 2022

        Crackney hoeston don’t give a f u c k bout u either💅🏾 Coz she’s dead so does her kid 💀 if you really wanna see her, try Ouija board hunnie 💋

      • What would Whitney do March 13, 2022

        At least you recognize Mary and Whitney don’t give 2 f**** about you. Or your ouija

  5. Babydoll March 13, 2022

    “I don’t want kids”… translation…”I can’t have kids”

    • Tiff847 March 13, 2022

      That is not true. I do not want kids and am very fertile. Some people just want different things out of life. I’d rather travel than to change diapers, but that’s just me. Others might feel that a kid makes them complete. There is no right or wrong here. It’s a choice.

      • Toyia March 14, 2022


  6. Yvonne Yates March 13, 2022

    Mary probably can’t have children but that’s her business children are a big responsibility but children are your legacy that you pass on

    • What would Whitney do March 13, 2022

      Life is not guaranteed for nobody

    • Shana March 13, 2022

      Why have kids if you don’t want them. There are enough unwanted kids in foster care. Yes Mary live your life child free. People have kids and can’t take care of them. Food stamps and WIC

    • Monique March 14, 2022

      Why is that the assumption? Many people just don’t want children. It’s really that simple.

  7. Shana March 13, 2022

    Why have kids if you don’t want them. There are enough unwanted kids in foster care. Yes Mary live your life child free. People have kids and can’t take care of them. Food stamps and WIC

  8. Kimberlee March 13, 2022

    With all the blessings of acting new music, and events Mary jas! Its understandable, she still healing as well!

  9. Boss mom March 13, 2022

    Everyone don’t want kids but I just hope she don’t end up like Ms V Fox she said she wished she had a child..its nothing like having unconditional love I didn’t want any but god blessed me with one and it was the best thing he gave me..

  10. Monique March 14, 2022

    Um, how ignorant can you be? There are people in the world who do not want children. That doesn’t mean they can’t have them.

  11. Sheka Tellis March 14, 2022

    I remember her being pregnant when she was with K-ci. What happened to that baby?

    • JustBlaz3 April 29, 2022

      Blood Sacrifice

  12. JusticeRainger November 29, 2023

    We need more celebs refuse to have kids. And if some decide to have them, then their managers/recording companies/etc should sue them, terminate contracts and throw them out.

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