Actress Zoe Saldana has opened up about her desire to have children in a revealing new interview on Lifetime's new show, "The Conversation" with Amanda de Cadenet. She has also discussed her relationships with Bradley Cooper and former fiancée Keith Britton.
"For years [Britton] wasn't ready [for kids]. Then when he got ready, I didn't have time. I never held anything off because I was waiting for something to kick in. I don't think that far about tomorrow," Saldana said. "I felt the urge to want to have a baby, and I wanted to, but I remember that respecting his decision, and making the decision to wait with him, was one of the most mature things."
Saldana has no regrets about her decision to wait for children.
"I chose to wait, and I'm glad I did. I'm glad that I respected him," she explained. The couple had been together for 11 years before splitting.
Saldana reached new levels of stardom in 2009, with her leading role in "Avatar." She and Britton announced their engagement in 2010 but not everyone was certain there would be a wedding.
"She likes to keep her personal life to herself and wants people to focus on her as an actress," a source told UsMagazine. In 2011, the couple announced their mutual decision to split but gave no further details. Saldana dated Bradley Cooper for three months before they separated.
Now she is speaking out about her deeply personal desire to have kids.
"I love the anxiety, the pressure of the loud room full of yapping kids," she said. "But I'm a kid myself. I get along very well with animals and children. I dig them; I get them. They make perfect sense to me. A child speaks more sense than an adult half of the time."
Just how many kids does Saldana want?
"Two or three … or four or five! I don't care," she exclaimed. They're just so delicious."