Yes, Chelsea Handler is still happy that she’s not married and sans children.
It’s this theme of singlehood and independence that Handler continues to stress on her new Netflix show, “Chelsea.” And she drove the point home during a Facebook livestream with HuffPost’s Alyona Minkovski last week, when one viewer commented, “You’re the reason that I’m not getting married or reproducing. Kids really aren’t that great. You’re right.” Handler said, “Good for you.”
“Being fiercely independent is something that is very admirable,” the comedian said. “I think that people tell us we have to get married and again, it’s like talking about the format of a TV show. People say you have to get [married]. Why? Who decided that? Why do we have to do that? I live a full life. I can’t imagine my life being any better than it is and that’s because I didn’t listen to people telling me that I needed to get married.”
Despite the chorus of petulant naysayers who’ve told her she intimidates men or that “men don’t understand girls like you,” it’s not something she’s willing to change.
“Men are intimidated by me, but what am I supposed to do? I’m not going to pretend I’m somebody else,” Handler said. “I think by being intimidating, you’re weeding out the people that were never going to be good matches for you anyway.”
Watch the full interview with the comedian below: