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Jennifer Westfeldt: My Life Has Gone in a Million Ways I Never Anticipated

March 12, 2012 (6:30 am) GMT
Discussing why she and longtime boyfriend Jon Hamm never started a family, the star and director of 'Friends with Kids' shares her belief that having kids 'always changes your friendship.'

Jennifer Westfeldt has opened up why she and longtime love are still childless after nearly 15 years of dating. "I've thought about this a lot lately," the 42-year-old actress said in an interview with the New York Times. "I never thought I'd be this age and not have kids. But my life has also gone in a million ways I never anticipated."

"I kept feeling like I'd wake up with absolute clarity, and I haven't," she went on elaborating. "And we have a pretty great life together. The chance that we'll regret it doesn't seem like a compelling enough reason to do it. I may wake up tomorrow with that lighting bolt, and I'll have to scramble to make it happen."

The star/writer/director of "" continued, "You were wondering how we make it work. One way is we're really mobile. No one's had to give up an opportunity they really wanted." She also noted that "best intentions aside," having kids "always changes your friendship, at least that first year or so in a way that I think is painful for both of you."

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