By Alicia Harper, REDBOOK
Charlize Theron recently adopted a baby boy. She's not married, so this means she will be parenting solo. And she's not the only female celebrity who recently made the decision to become a single parent. Sandra Bullock, Jillian Michaels and Connie Britton have all opted to become single moms by adopting a baby without being married.
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When I first heard the news, I was with a friend, and we were catching up on current events (a.k.a. celebrity gossip). She couldn't fathom why anyone would choose to be a single mom. She "gets" that relationships are complicated, which is why sometimes couples with kids break up, leaving them as single parents. What she couldn't understand was how anyone could want to be a single parent, she couldn't understand.
I didn't choose become a single parent. In fact, when I became pregnant unexpectedly, I couldn't even imagine being someone else's mother. The thought ofRead More »from Why Celebrity Women Are Choosing to Parent Solo