Loni Love’s New Beau James Welsh Has Her Rethinking Her Stance On Having Kids
It seems that Loni Love may be having a change of heart when it comes to kids.
The 47-year-old comedian and The Real co-host was put on the spot on the show about whether or not she could see herself having kids if her new man, James Welsh, wanted to have one with her. The two have been officially dating since fall of 2018.
The conversation all started when co-host Adrienne Houghton talked about women over 40 and the apprehension they may have about “starting over and having a baby” with someone they find themselves happily in a new relationship with. To test such confusion over such a decision, she asked Love her thoughts.
“If James tomorrow wanted to have a baby with you, do you want to have a baby?” she asked.
“Leave me out of this,” she initially joked.
But when her co-stars continued to harp on the question of whether or not she would be ready for all of that, Love had to answer, and she didn’t say yes or no to it.
“No, not right now,” she said. “He already has children. I could still have children if I wanted to.”
When asked, “do you want to down the road?” by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Love didn’t seem as certain as she has in the past about forgoing motherhood for fame.
“I don’t know. That’s the thing,” she said. “No, no, no. I probably don’t want to have kids. I probably don’t.”
But a probably is not a definite yes or no, as her co-stars noted. It certainly is an interesting stance compared to where she stood in the last few years, which was against the idea of having children. Love revealed in 2017 that she suffered a miscarriage before and came to the conclusion that “I just never wanted that feeling again” when it came to kids.
And in an exclusive chat with us, she said that she decided not to marry and have kids so that she could have the success she has now.
“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,” she said in 2015.
“The thing is being honest with yourself,” she continued. “There’s no rule that says you have to be married and have kids.”
“I get that maternal instinct. I’ve raised children. I haven’t put myself in that position where I have to make a decision to have a baby or not because I want to entertain people. What I get is the joy to make people laugh and give them that escape,” Love added. “So that’s the choice I made. There are some women, they do without. Women are phenomenal and if you want to do it that way you have to balance and plan. So for me, that is the road I have to take [for] the fruits of my labor – a movie and book, a talk show – to be successful. That’s what I see.”