Nia Long advises single moms

    If you’re a woman who decided to have a baby just to trap a man or his money, Nia Long has a message for you.

    “If you’re going to have a baby to save a relationship, that doesn’t work. If you’re going to have a baby to collect a check from someone else, that’s not the right thing,” The Best Man actress said during a recent Congressional Black Caucus event.

    Her comments were made as part of a Planned Parenthood luncheon and Nia shared her belief that mothers being able to care for their children without the help of a man is part of proper planning.

    Despite having been the object of ridicule for her decision to have two kids by two different men, and both out of wedlock, Nia reasoned that she never manipulated a man to receive support.

    “You have to be responsible and be able to stand on your own,” she said.

    Earlier this year, Nia told Essence, “Motherhood is not easy, but it’s natural. I worked hard to have the career I wanted, but I’ve also been deliberate about my personal life. None of this is a mistake.”

    —Kimberly Natasha


    Do agree with Nia that a single mother needs to be able to provide for her children without the help of a man? Leave your comments below.

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