Or any of the other female celebrities who remain awkwardly unmarried and childless after the age of 40?
Because they’re making everyone confused and uncomfortable, especially in Hollywood. How are we meant to view Hollywood’s ‘It Girls’ when they’re no longer young but they’re not wives or mothers either?
They must be unhappy. They must be disappointed. They must feel like failures.
Because the implication in every media story is that these women are failures; failures at life. They haven’t made that expected transition from ‘It Girl’ to ‘Yummy Mummy’, so we mock their plastic surgery and we tut-tut with faux concern about their biological clocks.
Cameron Diaz has reportedly said she’s had a gutful of this idea that her life is incomplete. Not true, she says.
According to RadarOnline: “During Oscar weekend, Cameron insisted to friends that she is fine and dealing well with life, despite not having a steady man for the last few years.”
Cameron’s very frustrated with how often she has to remind her friends how great her life is, right down to telling them that she has $50 million in the bank and her pick of any man she wants.”
Hollywood loves an ‘It Girl’. We all do. Hot, young, sexy women who ride the zeitgeist wave of fame, selling movies, albums, beauty products and magazines.
Julia Roberts. Gwyneth Paltrow. Charlize Theron. Beyonce. Jessica Simpson. Pink. Victoria Beckham. Kim Kardashian. Giselle. Elle. Angelina Jolie. Kate Moss. Liz Hurley. Reese Witherspoon. Jennifer Lopez.
They’ve all captured endless media attention. Many still do. But after that initial rush, all these women have had kids. And thank heavens, because it’s saved them from the incessant mindless question, “So…do you want to be a mother some day?”