If you follow Andy Lee on Instagram, you'll know just how much he loves to spend time with his nieces and nephews. But that doesn't mean he wants kids of his own any time soon.
Speaking to Kate Langbroek on Mamamia's No Filter podcast this week, Lee said that he is constantly asked if he and his long-term partner Rebecca Harding are planning on having kids.
He says his answer to that question has evolved over time, and continues to waver. Right now though, there's one major joy about not having kids, says Lee.
"One thing I do love about not currently having kids is how available I am to my family. My mum, dad and I were down at the beach house the other day and they said, 'When are you going to start a family?' And I said, 'You realise you wouldn't be here in this beach house if I've had my own family and kids.' I think I spend so much time with them because of that [being child-free]," he explains.
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"I love being available to people. It's something that I love with friends - being a reliable source to call upon. I do definitely worry that having my own family means that I give that up. [Having kids] could be the right decision at some point. People think that's selfish. But it's not, I get a lot of self-worth. And if anyone calls, I'm happy to go and work out what we need to do. To be a friend."
Of course, Lee notes that this doesn't mean those with kids can't be solid friends. But they undeniably have more commitments.