Carrie Underwood on being childless: it’s weird to have someone depending on you

It was about a year and a half ago that country star Carrie Underwood, 29, very clearly said that she wasn’t planning for a baby with her husband, hockey star Mike Fisher. (I always want to call him Mike Comrie, but that’s Hilary Duff’s hockey playing husband!) She said back then that “We just want to be together and keep it as simple as possible. And I think a baby would just make things so complicated right now.” (She also said that should doesn’t do Twitter, but she’s since joined up.) Well Carrie is still sticking with her sentiment about babies at least. She just told E! News that both she and her husband are so busy that they couldn’t be responsible for a child. She also called her dogs her babies, and then got embarrassed and corrected herself. It was cute! She explained that it’s easy to leave her pups at the doggie day care for a couple of days when she needs to go out of town. Here’s E!’s story and you can see the video interview with Carrie on their site.

It’s been almost two years since Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher got hitched, and sorry, but with a good-looking couple like that—we want to see some babies! (Is it so wrong of us to try to dictate how celebs live their lives?)

So is it time for some little humans?

Nope, not yet.

The country-singin’ diva hung out with E! News and told us, “We’re both so busy and it would be weird to have that much—you know, there’s another person depending on you.”

But even though the duo aren’t planning to expand their family just yet, they definitely seem to have nailed the married life. And according to Underwood, part of the secret is to give each other some time apart.

“It’s so nice to miss him, and it’s so nice to be happy every time I see him. And, you know, we really cherish the time we have together.”

[From E! Online, with video at the source]

I really like it when celebrities admit that they’re not ready for or planning on kids for whatever reason. Zooey Deschanel did that recently and I found it so mature and thoughtful on her part. It’s in no way more or less admirable than having kids, I don’t mean to suggest that. It just seems brave to admit being childless by choice. Society pressures women to have kids and when celebrities say that they’re not ready or willing to it helps to take some of the stigma off.

So I guess we can assume all those tabloid stories about Carrie preparing for a baby were bullsh*t. Hopefully her husband is on the same page as she is when it comes to not having kids.

Here are photos of Carrie and Mike on their honeymoon in Tahiti in July, 2010. He’s hot! She’s also shown at the ACM Awards on 4-1-12. Credit: FameFlynet, Inc

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  1. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    Exactly the way I feel about babies. This just makes me like Carrie more!

  2. lil ole me says:

    HERE HERE!! Girl do your thing! I also, am child free and happy. Not everyone needs a child to be fulfilled.

  3. brin says:

    They seem really happy with their lives right now, no need to rush into having kids. Carrie seems very level-headed.

    • Rita says:

      She’s the complete country package. Country music seems to seperate the wheat from the “female” chaff starting around the age of 27. If they’re on top at the age of 29, they’ll be around forever. As for the others, they “better get to gettin’ on their good-bye shoes”.

  4. Jenna says:

    Good for her! And hello to the hubby of hers! 😀

  5. Samigirl says:

    She’s right…it IS weird having someone depend on you for everything. However, going back to the old Wanda Sykes joke…it’s totally worth it 🙂

    I like her. I like that she’s vocal about not wanting kids and doesn’t care what others say about it. I don’t understand why people think it’s such a big deal that not all women want to be moms.

  6. Bite me says:

    An I reading this wrong… She just said they are not ready to have kids, not that they won’t someday

  7. tiredofrumers says:

    she’s not childless. she’s child-free!

  8. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I wonder if there are a lot of marriages that end because of one partner wanting children and the other partner not wanting children. Also in the last photo it looks like Tony Romo in the background.

  9. lucy2 says:

    It’s nice to hear someone being responsible and knowing they’re not ready for kids right now. I hate the idea that just because a couple gets married, they must instantly have kids.

    Her makeup kills me, she’s pretty but always looks like she’s onstage in a beauty pageant.

  10. Sammi says:

    2 years into my marriage I felt the same way. I’m happy we waited. Im about to celebrate my 3rd anniversary next month (time sure flies fast!) and we’re just NOW talking about trying in the next year or two. Carrie, enjoy your husband and wifey time. everyone does things at their own pace

    • Sara says:

      I waited five years after I got married and it was worth it. Lots of traveling and memories with my Hubby before the baby came.

      • IzzyB says:

        I’m glad to hear this because it seems everyone gets married and immediately has a baby.

        I’d want to wait until I was part of a strong enough couple to survive that hurricane.
        (Not bashing kids, I quite like them, you just seem to need 8 eyes to watch them)

  11. Inesse says:

    It’s 21st century – the term is “childfree”, not “childless”

  12. Anahata says:

    Good for her. And go “childfree” movement!! Our species will die out in due time and probably should. (sorry – its the truth)

  13. ryan says:

    It IS weird to think of a person’s entire well-being in your hands. That’s just too much pressure for me.

  14. Susan says:

    Thank God they won’t have kids…it would come out as a chin just like her father.

  15. Onyx XV says:

    The preferred term is child free, not childless. And that freedom is awesome! 🙂

  16. Yellie says:

    Good for her! I feel the same way. I’m getting irritated that I’m only 29 and all my similar aged friends are like “better hurry up old gal”, eff that. I love my freedom. Pets are perfect substitutes for children!