Miley Cyrus Says She Doesn’t Want Kids Because ‘the Earth Can’t Handle It’
Miley Cyrus is only 28-years-old, and she’s already had a very long and successful career. The singer has achieved many great things since her rise to fame on Disney Channel, but one milestone she’s yet to experience is welcoming a child of her own into the world.
Though fans have long been curious to know if Cyrus will one day have kids, it turns that becoming a mother is not — and has never been — in her future plans.
Miley Cyrus previously denied rumors she was pregnant with her first child
Like many famous women, Cyrus is no stranger to pregnancy rumors.
In January 2019, just one month after she tied the knot with her now ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, many were convinced the “Wrecking Ball” singer was pregnant with her first child. The rumor began circulating after the Daily Mail shared a photo of Cyrus’ “baby bump” and claimed she and Hemsworth were expecting a baby girl.
While some were skeptical it was true, Cyrus herself set the record straight on this rumor, calling it “bull sh*t” in the comments section after a fan posted a screenshot of the report on Instagram.
She also poked some fun at the false report by turning it into an egg joke.
“I’m not ‘Egg-xpecting’ but it’s ‘Egg-celent’ to hear everyone is so ‘Happy For Us’…. we’re happy for us too! ‘Egg-cited’ for this next chapter in our lives,” she commented directly to the Daily Mail on Twitter, “Now, can everyone leave me alone and go back to staring at an egg.”
Miley Cyrus refuses to have a child until major environmental issues have been addressed
While having children is usually on the agenda for many women after they get married, it wasn’t — and still isn’t — for Cyrus.
During a July 2019 interview with ELLE magazine, the singer revealed that she doesn’t plan to have any kids, explaining that the world’s current state has affected her outlook on raising a family.
“We’re getting handed a piece-of-sh*t planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child,” the Disney Channel alum said. “Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”
She added, “We don’t want to reproduce because we know that the earth can’t handle it.”
Cyrus says that she sees a connection between how women are treated in society and how we treat the earth. Just like females, Mother Nature is expected to keep producing and procreating. However, the singer believes the pressure has become too much to handle and that the earth needs a break.
“And nature’s female,” Cyrus continued. “When she’s angry, don’t f*ck with her. That’s the way that I feel women are like right now. The earth is angry. We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women. We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce.”
Still, Miley Cyrus is open to adoption
Though the state of the environment greatly affected Cyrus’ stance on motherhood, it turns out that having children of her own has never really been in her plans.
During an appearance on SiriusXM Hits 1’s “The Morning Mash Up” in August 2020, Cyrus revealed that having kids isn’t on the horizon for her, explaining that she’s “never really cared that much” about one day expanding her family.
“I am sure that my fans are going to pull up me at 12 saying ‘Oh, I want to have kids,’ but like I don’t, as a 27-year-old woman that would have a little bit more of a realistic idea of what they want,” she said. “That has never been kind of my priority.”
But despite not wanting children of her own, the “Midnight Sky” singer says she’s open to adoption — that is if she ever chooses to pursue motherhood.
“I actually think in a way, just looking at our climate change and our water and food, it feels like, to me, if anything … I would like to take someone that is on the earth,” she explained. “I love adoption and I think that’s really amazing.”
Cyrus added, “I do not shame anyone that wants to have children. I just personally don’t believe that’s a priority for me in my life.”