Ina Garten On Being Childfree: 'It’s A Choice And That Was The Choice I Made'

Ina Garten with husband Jeffrey in 2015. 
Ina Garten with husband Jeffrey in 2015. 

Ina Garten’s life is a delicious one ― and as the “Barefoot Contessa” and cookbook queen, she never felt like she needed to have kids for it to be that way. 

In a visit with Katie Couric for Couric’s podcast on Thursday, Garten opened up about her decision not to have children with her husband Jeffrey. 

“We decided not to have children,” she told Couric. “I really appreciate that other people do, and we will always have friends that have children that we are close to, but it was a choice I made very early. I really felt ― I feel ― that I would have never been able to have the life I’ve had. So it’s a choice and that was the choice I made.”

Never change, Ina. 

Listen to Couric and Garten’s chat below. 



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