In a culture obsessed with baby bumps, these celebs say they have no regrets about not becoming a mom.

By Marisa Cohen
October 17, 2017
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Dolly Parton has sold over 100 million albums, has won nine Grammys, and even has her very own theme park—but one thing the country-music legend has never had is a child of her own. And she is perfectly at peace with that decision.

When the 71-year-old singer appeared on the Today Show this week to promote her new children’s album, I Believe In You she told Matt Lauer, “God has a plan for everything. I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine. And they are now.” And Parton has certainly taken good care of the world’s kids—her charity, Imagination Library, which sends new books to preschoolers all across the U.S. and Canada to help instill a love of learning, recently mailed out its 100 millionth book.

In honor of Dolly, here are six other celebs who say their life is perfectly lovely without a child:

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