Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Megan Fox Wants More Money Before She Will Have Kids

I am not sure what to make of an interview Megan Fox gave The Hollywood Reporter, except that it is 14 minutes long and I suffered through it for you. In the interview she was asked about having kids and she says that she wants them and can't wait to have them but that she wants to be financially stable first. Umm, last I checked you made multiple millions last year and your husband did pretty well too. At what point do you become financially stable enough to raise a child? "I have it in my mind about what amount of money I want in the bank so that I can protect that child's future, and really protect it, so that kid never struggles. Once I feel safe with that, then I'll have kids."

So, basically she wants to have a child who never has to work and can get by on the money mom made for the child. What do you suppose her magic number is? I wonder if BAG knows the number? I wonder if she just does not want kids but thought this was a better answer. See, if you do not want kids that is fine but so many celebrities are afraid to come out and actually say they do not want any because they feel it will make them less liked by their fans or potential fans. Do we really think Jennifer Aniston is going to have kids? She keeps saying she wants some, but at some point she is going to have to come up with a new answer. Saying you want kids but are waiting to become financially stable is a fine answer for someone who makes $10,000 a year, but it really seems ridiculous when you have made millions of dollars.

32 comments:

Cathy said...

So if the interview was 14 minutes, does that mean her 15 minutes are almost up?

Megley said...

I remember when my brother got married, and his wife told my mom that she was going to wait until she had everything she wanted before she had kids. My mom told her: If you wait until you have everything you want in life, you'll never have kids.

Megley said...

That said, she's on my list of folks who can just go away. Now.

Cecilia00 said...

I don't agree with having it set so your kids never have to work and are handed everything.

But at least she's considering these things as opposed to say, OctoMom.

Linnea said...

Hahaha Cathy, I really hope that is true!

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Well...*first* of all, it's not really our business if her uterus is vacant or occupied. And who cares? I will never understand the fascination with celebrity pregnancies. EVer.

I'm no Megan expert, but didn't she grow up pretty poor? I can see her wanting to ensure that her own kids will suffer none of the same struggles she remembers. Shit, in twenty or so years, an education at an elite university might actually cost close to a million dollars! Who knows? Either way, I think she knows how her Hollywood shelf life is short. I also don't think she's as stupid as people assume.

The poor girl is only twenty-five, and she appears to be a doting stepmom in the meantime. I don't understand why this admission is such a big deal.

MISCH said...

It's a much easier answer than saying she doesn't want kids....who knows what she really thinks...oh and who cares..

ablake said...

I read a quote once (don't know who said it) "If you wait to have enough money to have kids, you will never have kids"
Maybe it's for the best as far as she is concerned, I get the 'freaky crazy kept under cover' vibe from her. Who knows though, she may turn out to be a fantastic mother. All in all, I still think Posh is a great mom.

MISCH said...

P.S. There is a baby explosion in my building, and you would be amazed at how many were IVF.
Women wait and then they can't get pregnant...and the cost is staggering .

MontanaMarriott said...

Living the Hollywood celebrity lifestyle is expensive, adding kids to the mix, even moreso, therefore I don't fault her for what she says.

RocketQueen said...

I have no problem with what she's saying. Some women fear that their best money making days are before they have kids, and who knows if she'll want to go back to work right away? Having a comfortable amount of money to just enjoy your child for a few years to go back to work sounds fair enough to me. This is coming from someone who is currently pregnant and waited til she was 35 to do it :)

Taylor said...

Frankly it's none of our business. She is a step-mom to Brian's son, whom she obviously adores.

Henriette said...

Was there a Lainey blind about her having an abortion? She was trying to lose BAG. Anyway, I don't get a great mommy feel from her. By the way her career is going, I would say she would have to put off having kids indefinitely since she has such a bad rep now.

Maja With a J said...

The statement about never having children if you're waiting for the right time is probably true, but I don't blame any woman for waiting. I recently read an article about how the actual "taking care of baby" - part is getting more divided between mom and dad so it's a bit more equal on that front. Still, women do most of the housework, and men are never expected to give up their careers because they had a baby. If any parent goes to part time or gives up on a promotion, it's the mom. So, many women choose to wait until they are in a situation where they feel they are in control of their life and their finances. Nothing wrong with that.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I have zero problems with what she's said. I have said similar things, along with wanting to have my freedom.

She is only 25 for goodness sakes! She probably has a lot of other personal goals (acting, etc.) she wants to get to before she has a kid. And while working/raising kids is doable, maybe she doesn't want the responsibility.

Or she could not want them at all but then she'd be vilified for that too.

iheartjacksparrow said...

I hope she's not going to let her child(ren) live off her money and do nothing with their lives. I used to work for an attorney who didn't want his children to have to work, so he paid for everything and gave them everything they wanted. His son was convicted of manslaughter via his fancy sports car, and his daughter ended up a drug addict. And the attorney died penniless.

Rita said...

At least, unlike those teenage moms on tv, she is thinking of making sure she can take care of her baby before having one. She is only 25 and already a stepmom to a teenager. To me, her statement is acknowledging that she is not yet mature to be responsible for a baby.

Would rather have young women take responsibly for their lack of maturity like Megan, then those who get pregnant at a very young age so they could have someone to love, or be on TV show. Or try to hold on to a boy.

Mango said...

Gee, she's photographed wearing her stepson's clothing so she's obviously hurting for money. :-/

Lux Luthor said...

Who cares? Not everyone wants kids, and that's OK.

Texshan said...

There is this expectation in our society that everyone loves kids and wants to have them, and if you buck that then you are considered a weirdo. I've never wanted kids, and I never wanted to get married. You wouldn't believe the grief I've gotten from people over the years. Lots of patronizing, "oh, you'll change your mind," lots of "but who will take care of you when you are old?" See, the deal is, if I don't have rugrats, I can PAY someone to take care of me when I'm old. And having kids doesn't guarantee they'll take care of you, anyway. I had a hard time getting a doctor to nuke my uterus until I was 35, "just in case you change your mind," too. so, here I am, 42, no husband to pick up after, no kids screaming at me, with only myself to please. That's my choice. And my choice is just as legit as someone who gets married at 25 and pops out 2.4 kids.

Bubbles said...

Kudos to you Texshan. So many people jump on that boat because they think it's where life is supposed to take them but it often just sinks.

On a more serious note. Viola Davis gets what per film and this hack makes millions? WHY?

Anonymous said...

I think we're overthinking things. This is a girl who will spew any nonsense drivel when a microphone is near her mouth. Believe me, next week (or whenever she gets interviewed again), she's talk about how she can't wait to have babies, blah blah blah.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

At least Megan answered the question. It was a bit personal in nature and she didn't have to answer it but she did. Clooney would have pouted like a child and insulted and embarrassed the reporter if he was asked a question like that just like he did to that one reporter in Toronto the other day.

Treesap-Covered Lady, the Humanist said...

Something weird happened after I turned 25 where I went from not wanting marriage and children to actually wanting both. I'd even be willing to cut back, or completely cull my hours in order to stay at home as much as possible. I spent six years and $175,000 dollars to get where I am today, and I find it a little disgusting that my biological clocks makes me want to give it all up for stinky diapers and temper tantrums; however, then I look at pictures of my friend's babies and I swear I can feel my ovaries flip-flop pathetically.

I have two sets of aunts and uncles who didn't want/couldn't have children and have things like private planes, boats, fat portfolios, and vacation homes instead. Luckily for them, they have many nieces and nephews who are willing to take care of them as they age. I don't know if my sister's future offspring would be willing to take care of me.

xoApril said...

I believe this is a truly mature statement. Whatever your salary may be, she may not be emotionally ready, or even have doubts about her relationship with BAG. I'd rather wait then have one young and deal with the hardships, loss of spouse, or be unfilled career wise, life-wise, etc. I'm 22 and had a poor upbringing and I say the same things. You can always think you have enough funds but what if your child is born with a life threatening genetic disorder? There might be more she wants to accomplish, and good for her to keep those to herself.

FrenchGirl said...

i'm ok with her here and she looks a great stepmom with BAG's son,

OT:she looks better now (no fake big lips,less breast) but she needs to stop botox

Tinnie said...

Congratulations RocketQueen. I enjoy reading your comments (along with countless others). I bet you'll be a great mommy!

Daveb said...

All of the comments presume that, because she is a celebrity, she has made lots of money. Acting is very uncertain, with both jobs and salaries very variable, and an actor has to build up capital to sustain the thin years. She is famous because of Transformers. She was essentially a nobody at the time and would have been paid peanuts and, more importantly, be optioned for sequels at a "low" salary. I suspect that she would have put up with any amount of BS to make Transformers 3 if it was a huge payday. Yes she undoubtedly made low millions (far less after taxes, agents, managers etc.)for the few films she subsequently (i.e. Jonah Hex) made but basically they all tanked at the boxoffice. So I suspect that she has uncertainty about her professional and financial future. She has two interesting films coming out, a Judd Apatow comedy and a film staring the guy who did Borat. If they succeed then I guess her future is more assured, if they tank then she is likely to be more famous than rich for the near future.

P.S. don't think BAG adds much, his fifteen minutes of fame ended long ago.

__-__=__ said...

I thank her for not breeding with BAG. No good can come from it. And yeah, he doesn't add much.

RocketQueen said...

Thanks, Tinnie! x

Thea said...

Good for her if she plans to be financially responsible for the child, unlike all those people who pop out kid after kid without thinking of how to provide for them. Also, her world is not our world. Given that $46,000 per month in child support is considered "normal" in Hollywood, it's perfectly understandable that Meghan may need more funds to raise a kid by Hollywood standards. I imagine growing up as a child in Hollywood with famous parents may involve a lot more issues we're not aware of that may be based on the parents' paycheque or fame. If she wants to wait a little longer to offer her child the best that she can offer, there's nothing wrong with that. And just because she says she doesn't want the kid to struggle doesn't necessarily mean she'll spoil the child to the point of the child being useless. All parents should want to give the kid the best that they can offer (within reason).

Snakeoiler said...

I would welcome her to be the stepmother of my children, now almost 21 and almost 17. She could help with the college and boarding school expenses (can you believe over $50k/yr for boarding school?). And, since she'll have a nice nest egg socked away, we wouldn't have a problem affording more children, even with nannies, boarding school, horses, birthday parties with the actual Barney all the way up to boy bands of 2025 and the Rolling Stones of 2030.

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