Children prevent success or they slow down the momentum toward achieving it. This isn’t a fact. There are power ladies with multiple children, a husband, and stay fly all the time wardrobe that do “have it all.” But when women in power publicly agree with the sentiment that marriage and kids are a detriment to professional success? Mothers, single ladies, and power girls who put off kids to win – listen.
Last year, Oprah expressed it in an interview with Barbara Walters, “I could not have had the life or the career in the way that I had it if I’d chosen to have children.” This month, Wendy Williams admitted, “I also feel like marriage and babies stunt a woman’s growth career wise…” The latest to cosign is comedian and actress Loni Love. As one of the stars of Kevin James’ hit sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Love is a multitasker in nabbing successful gigs. As a cohost on The Real, she sits alongside Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
And when she’s not on set, or on a comedy stage, or discussing her 2013 Simon & Schuster book “Love Him Or Leave Him But Don’t Get Stuck With The Tab;” Love is recording her syndicated radio show “Café Mocha” with co-hosts MC Lyte and Angelique. Clear on a conscious path to fulfill dreams, Love believes children would have been an anchor. “I couldn’t be where I am today if I had children. My focus would be on my children and home. And you can do it later in life,” says the 43-year old. “I made the conscious decision to not have kids and I didn’t want to be married. I have relationships. I date. But it takes a lot to say I’m going to be married and have children.”