Avril Lavigne Says She's "So Not Ready" for Motherhood

07/30/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

Avril_lavigneAvril Lavigne says the gossip mill can cool its jets when it comes to persistent rumors that she’s expecting a baby with husband Deryck Whibley. When asked by OK! if she plans to follow in the footsteps of fellow songstresses Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz by having a baby in her 20s, Avril replied "Oh God! I don’t want to have kids for like 10 years." She adds,

I still have a lot to do. I don’t even know if I could handle a dog right now. I’m so not ready. Someday I’ll be a mom, but not until I’m in my 30s.

Avril, 23, and Deryck, 28, were married in 2006.

Source: OK!; Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage.

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socalmama on

I think thats very responsible of her. Go Avril!

sil on

very responsible, wish more young women could think like her….having babies is not so easy, you have to feel ready.

Elyse on

Whats with all the pressure for women in their 20’s in hollywood to have babies? I am the same age as Avril, but there is no way I am ready for a baby yet either. We are both still very young and there is plenty of time to have kids. I want to enjoy my 20’s a little bit before I take on the responsibilites of parenthood. I would consider it in my late twenties, but just not now. I guess it is hollyweird though isn’t it? LOL.

P.S. This is not to say that if I met the perfect guy tomorrow, and fell madly in love that I would be playing the same tune! 😉

Leigha on

Good for Avril! I think it’s really awesome that even though she’s been married for 2 years, she still hasn’t had a baby. She’s making the right choice in living her life first, and then starting a family.
I wish most Hollywood celebs were like this, and I’m glad she has publicly stated this!

Stephanie on

LOL…i love that comment”I don’t even know if I could handle a dog right now.”

i really hope she doesnt forget about her fertility clock, thats important too.

Liv on

I agree. She still has plenty of time to have kids. I think it is better to wait and have a good foundation. When she is ready, her and her husband would have had years together strenghting their relationship. Good for her for waiting.

chrisma on

Good for her.I totaly agree with her,having kids is a big responsability and really chalenging at sometimes. I have one myself and in my twenties.She’s still young and still got a few more yrs.Now days alot of people have kids any age now..even after 40yrs.

Jaime on

Stephanie, she is only 23… I don’t think she has to worry about her “fertility clock” quite yet..

Lisa on

I agree that she don’t have to rush into having a baby. She’s still young. A baby is not a designer bag that you throw aside when you don’t like it anymore. This is a lifetime commitment. Even when they are grown and out on their own you still have a commitment as their parent.

Christina Aguilera has been with her husband for 8 years in total and they just had their first child. They seem like a solid foudnation to me. Let’s hope this is so for the sake of their son.

Ashley Simpson has been with her husband a year. This isn’t enough time to build a strong relationship.

I wish them all the best though.

terri on

I don’t think Christina has been with her husband for quite that ong, but they were friends for a good while before dating. I don’t know if we can always predict the success of relationships based on how long the couple knew each other before marrying or havings kid. I’m sure it helps though.

Erin on

“i really hope she doesnt forget about her fertility clock, thats important too.”

Being mentally, physically, and financially ready to be a parent is the MOST important thing. You don’t need to worry about your fertility…if you have a kid based on your clock and not your preparedness, you’re just being selfish. There’s always adoption!

sarita on

Erin you say: there’s always adoption and maybe that is true in the US but it’s not that easy on some other countries.

I know that in some you can not be more than 35 or 40 years older than the child you adopt. So if you adopt at the age of 45 the youngest child you can adopt is 5.

Also, adoption is very expensive and it’s not easy to get through selections and procedures.

Aceara on

I love u Avril!!I agree that is very responsible..Some people r domb and have baby at young age i dont get that!So your 1
of the smart 1s!!!

P.s. m yur BBIIIGEESSSTTTTT fan!!!

Jennifer on

That’s very responsible. I got married when I was 23, and am now 27. My husband and I are raising our first child. She is not exactly a handful; she is troublesome enough to make it cute.

shena on

ur one kind of model to b followed to

Mary on

wow…she’s very responsible more responsible than most celebriies i’m proud of her.