Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal they 'never had an organic burning desire' to have kids

The actors first crossed paths in 2000 and have been married since 2003.

Pop Culture & Art May 27, 2024
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Megan Mullally opened up about her and her husband Nick Offerman's choice to remain child-free.

In a recent episode of the Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald podcast, Mullally, aged 65, explained that she and Offerman, aged 53, chose not to have children because they never felt “an organic burning desire” to do so.

The actors first crossed paths in 2000 and have been married since 2003.

Mullally described the decision as the "final taboo" of her generation and mentioned that her mother, who “wanted to have literally 10 children,” would have been “thrilled” if her daughter had chosen to have children.

Highlighting the potential difficulties that aspiring parents might encounter while raising children, Mullally suggested, “if you’re in a place financially where you can’t afford to have your own life and feel like you’re able to be creative, then that could make you a lot more resentful.”

However, the Will & Grace actress made it clear that she is not “anti-children,” despite her decision not to start a family.

Mullally also mentioned that she crossed paths with Offerman when she was 41 and he was 30. “It was a little late in the day for me to have kids,” she confessed.

While Mullally acknowledged that she and Offerman “did try, kind of the old-fashioned way” to have children, she clarified, “it just wasn’t meant to be.”

She also said that Offerman “has never been traumatized about not having children.”

Their professional paths have intersected on multiple occasions, particularly in noteworthy projects such as Parks and Recreation and Will & Grace.


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