The 50-year-old Nashville star shared that she was inspired to adopt her 6-year-old son, Eyob, after her parents passed away.
“I lost my mom to breast cancer, and then I lost my father three years later. I thought, ‘What am I waiting for?’” she said in a recent interview with Good Housekeeping. “Motherhood has been the greatest gift of my life. I have a friend who is very active with orphanages in Ethiopia, and he had just come back from a trip where he had been spending time with the orphans.”
“I was incredibly compelled by the light around them, even though they were living in extreme poverty without parents,” Britton continued. “Some of them had AIDS. It made me want to go to Ethiopia and to see how I could help. Right now, I’ve got one kid and there’s one of me, and if I find a man who wants to have another child, I’d love to do it. I might do it as a single mom, too.”
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Britton is not only a proud single mother, but a woman who confidently embraces her figure. She stressed the importance of body positivity, claiming the idea that women over 40 can’t be sexy is “fake news.”
“I don’t know a single woman in her 40s who isn’t incredibly full of life and sexuality and desire for everything,” she added. “There’s nothing sexier than life experience, and there’s nothing sexier than knowing your own body and having a little bit of experience with that!”
We couldn’t agree more, Connie!
While we’re still reeling from the star’s exist from Nashville (as her character was killed off in February), there’s no need to worry. The actress will return to the silver screen in the film Beatriz at Dinner, out in June. And we’re so excited about it.
Next: These photos prove that motherhood is even hard for celebrities.
Jessica Alba Parenting
Jessica Alba and her daughter Honor.
The actress is clearly used to these kinds of outbursts. But she's not letting it break her stride!
Katie Holmes Parenting 1
Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri.
Poor Suri was not having the best day. It's a good thing she had her mom to help calm her down!
Heidi Klum Parenting
Heidi Klum and her son Henry.
This proves that even famous kids can't always have their way.
Geri Halliwell Parenting
Geri Halliwell and her daughter Bluebell.
We've all had those moments where we try to comfort the kids, but it does nothing to help. We feel your pain, Geri.
Drew Barrymore and her daughter Olive
Drew's daughter threw a tantrum not once, but twice during their fun outings. Fortunately, she was able to turn both into funny moments!
Isla Fisher Parenting
Isla Fisher and her daughter Olive.
We've all had to deal epic meltdowns like this. Poor Olive probably thought that the world was going to end!
Parenting Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey with her son Moroccan.
The singer actually kept her cool while her son caused a major scene at a public event. That takes a lot of patience!
Victoria Beckham Parenting 1
Victoria Beckham and her daughter Harper.
Getting puked on is pretty much guaranteed to happen when you have kids. But it's unfortunate when that happens in public!
Jennifer Lopez Parenting
Jennifer Lopez and her son Max.
After the famous mom kept her cool and smiled for the camera, she actually spoke to Max quietly until he calmed down. Talk about impressive!
Sandra Bullock Parenting
Sandra Bullock and her son Louis.
Yes, even Sandra has moments where she struggles to calm her son down. But we get the feeling he was back to normal in no time!
Gwen Stefani Parenting
Gwen Stefani and her son Kingston.
It seems like her son wasn't in the best mood, but Gwen didn't let that dim her shine! After all, it's not the end of the world.
Sarah Jessica Parker Parenting
Sarah Jessica Parker and her daughters Marion Loretta and Tabitha.
Leave it to Sarah to handle tantrums like a pro! She strolled down the street calmly with her daughters, even while Tabitha seemed to be in a fit.
Parenting Kim Kardashian Kanye
Kim Kardashian and her daughter North.
North became the center of attention when she threw a big tantrum at a fashion show. But Kim and Kanye did a pretty good job trying to calm her down!
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