Comedian Seth Rogen made a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, opening up about why he and his wife Lauren Miller don’t want to have children.
As Rogen continues to get his comedic chops in acting and producing and releasing his first book, Yearbook, a collection of real-life stories and essays chronicles Rogen’s adolescence and career. Miller is a screenwriter known for For a Good Time, Call..., The Perfect Fit, and Like Father.
The couple also has a nonprofit called HFC, which was created for families who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Miller’s mother passed away from the disease in February 2020.
With all of this in mind, It’s safe to say the couple is busy working on their crafts.
Last week Monday, Stern directly asked Rogen about the prospect of having children: “You and your wife… I don’t know if you guys actually wanted kids or not , but I’m glad you don’t have kids because you are into so many things. I don’t think you would be able to give the time to being a good father,” he said in his blunt style of interviewing.
“Oh no, for sure not,” Seth says with a half-smile, “or I wouldn’t be able to do all this work that I like.”
Rogen said that people ask him this but it was a question that he was “uncomfortable answering,” but when asked, “How do you do so much?” he stated that it’s because he doesn’t have kids.
Rogen also stated that his wife thinks the same, saying with a chuckle, “I would say she wants kids less than I do. I could probably be talked into it—she’s like no.”
As the conversation continued, Stern asked Rogen whether or not wanting to have kids would’ve been a deal-breaker in the romantic relationship” if his wife “really wanted a bunch of kids.”
Rogen states that he and Miller get happiness out of “non-kids,” adding: “We’re laying in bed on Saturday mornings smoking weed, watching movies naked.”
He further goes on to say that this wouldn’t be happening if kids were a factor.
Stern then addressed that when people have children, they become a priority.
“Yeah, I don’t want that. That does not sound fun to me,” said Rogen.
Rogen then added that there are plenty of kids in the world.
“We need more people? Who looks at the planet right now and thinks, ‘You know what we need right now? More f*****g people.’ That’s truly a confounding thing to me.”
At least Rogen and Miller are on the same page in their relationship and happy.
Check out Seth Rogen’s full interview with Howard Stern here.