Tyra Banks: “I Feel Like I Was Born To Be A Mother”

December 28, 2012  |  

We’ve known, for what seems like forever, that Tyra can work a runway, a photoshoot and certainly a magazine cover; so it comes as no surprise that even at 39, Tyra still delivers like no one else. What may surprise some of us though, is how serious she is about having children. Like for real.

Tyra’s talked about and even gotten emotional about having children in the past…on several occasions actually. I just googled “Tyra Banks talks about having babies,” looking for a specific clip from her show, and trust me, she’s talked about it a lot.

But in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, the media mogul talked about why being a mother is so important to her.

“I want to have kids and I think it needs to happen very soon. I feel like I was born to be the experiment of the definition of beauty and to be a mother.” She continues: “It’s something I have to do. I won’t be happy if I’m not a mother.”

Oh dear.

It’s really deep for her. Not only does she want to have children, she feels it’s her purpose in life to do so. I can understand that. I just sincerely hope that she doesn’t attempt to rush having a child to fulfill this purpose. I don’t think being a mother is something Tyra hasn’t thought about over and over and over again; I’m just hoping at this point she doesn’t end up rushing it. If you’re going to bring a child into the world the lifestyle and environment you bring him or her into should be as “right” as possible. And I’m not just talking about having a partner to help you, as a parent, it would be best for you to be in the “right” space as well, mentally and emotionally. (Not that Tyra isn’t.) Furthermore, I hope Tyra knows that if her purpose in life is to have a child or be a mother, it’ll happen, one way or another.

Do you understand where Ms. Banks is coming from? Do you feel like your purpose in life is to be someone’s mother?

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