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Ina Garten Reveals Why She Never Had Children

Ina Garten is known for her fabulous recipes and love of cooking. Fans of the famous chef also adore her for her marriage with her husband Jeffrey, with whom she’s shared lots of love—and many fabulous meals—with over the years. But some fans have a question about one aspect of the life of Ina Garten. Children—or rather, why she doesn’t have any of them with the love of her life.

Well, now, Ina Garten has an answer for everyone: It was the couple’s choice.

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“We decided not to have children,” she said. “I really appreciate that other people do and we will always have friends that have children that we are close to, but it was a choice I made very early.”

While she may have many close friends with kids, she feels like having kids of her own would not have worked out for her individual situation and lifestyle.

“I really felt, I feel, that I would have never been able to have the life I’ve had,” she said. “So it’s a choice and that was the choice I made.”

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While fans and followers may have been curious about why she didn’t have kids, she said she has never felt judged by anyone for deciding not to have a family of her own.

She said, “I think the one thing that we miss is a lot of people’s friends are the parents of their kids’ friends. So we never had that connection with other people that I see, that network. But no, I never felt judged by it—maybe people did, but I didn’t notice.”

We love you for what you do, Ina—kids or no kids!

via PEOPLE.com

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