Halle Berry wants to encourage other women to defy societal pressure to have children after a certain age.
The Oscar winner said Women’s Health In an article published last week, she said women “should have property wherever they are.”
“If you’re in your twenties, own this. Own the Age of Discovery,” she said. “Deserve the era of real interest. Earn your time figuring out who you are.”
She later continued, “When you’re in your mid-thirties, don’t get bogged down in the thought that you have to have children by a certain age. You decide.”
Berry then pointed out that women should only have children because they want to, and not because of “old ideologies that women have to.”
“Only do it if you want to because you’re giving up a lot of your personal life for the development of other lives,” she said. “And maybe you’re not a woman who wants to do that. No harm, no foul, no judgement.”
Berry, who gave birth to her first child at 41, explained earlier in the article that she was challenging stereotypes about women and aging and that at 56 she felt she was in her “best shape”.
“I have the most to offer. I have no more gaps to fill,” she said. “I am firm in my femininity.”
Berry has spoken about her experiences as a mother on numerous occasions.
The Bruised director has a 15-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex Gabriel Aubry. She is also a mother to nine-year-old son Maceo, whom she shares with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2012, Berry said loudly The cutthat she was “so glad” she was waiting to have kids in her 40s. She said between the ages of 21 and 25, she was “just a little baby just trying to figure it out.”
in 2021, Berry told Women’s Health that she is a “much better mother” to her children since she started dating her current partner, musician Van Hunt.
“I feel lucky in my romantic life, as a mother, as an artist,” she said. “I’m a much better mother under the circumstances than I would have been had I stayed in a romantic relationship that didn’t serve me and didn’t make me feel like I need to feel as a woman.”
Berry and Hunt publicly confirmed their romance in September 2020.