Diane Kruger, 45, says she would have ‘absolutely resented’ her daughter if she had been conceived as a 30-year-old – but is now ‘ready and willing’ to give all her attention to her child after the birth as 42-year-old
- German-born actress gave birth to her first child with Norman Reedus in 2018
- Diane became famous as a high-fashion model before pursuing a career in acting
- Former model says she was not ready to become a mother until she reached her 40s
Diane Kruger says she would have ‘absolutely resented’ a baby if she had gotten pregnant in her early 30s, but has become ‘ready and willing’ to devote herself to her child as the years have passed.
The 45-year-old German-born actress, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, gave birth to her fiancé Norman Reedus’ daughter, now three, in November 2018, when she was 42.
In an honest chat with The Sunday Telegraph, she said she is now ‘happy’ to give up the freedom of being childless, adding that she has ‘been to all the parties’ and ‘visited all the countries’ she wants.
Diane Kruger, pictured last October, says she would have ‘absolutely resented’ a baby if she had gotten pregnant in her early 30s, but she has become ‘ready and willing’ to to devote himself to his child
The actress gave birth to her three-year-old daughter in November 2018 and says she is ‘so happy’ that she chose to have a child later in life
‘I’m so glad I did not have a child of 30,’ said the Inglourious Basterds star. ‘I think I would have resented it for all the things you have to give up, because today I’m happy to do it.
‘I’ve been to all the parties, I’ve been to all the countries I wanted to visit. So I am 100 percent ready and willing to give my child that attention. But as a 30-year-old, I know I would not have been ready to do this properly. ‘
Diane gained worldwide recognition in the early 90s as a high-fashion model, and she lands commercials from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
She quickly began pursuing a career in acting and gained fame for her role as Helen in the war bag Troy in 2004, before starring alongside Nicolas Cage and Sean Bean in National Treasure the same year.
The German-born actress, 45, lives in Atlanta with her fiancé Norman Reedus. The couple is pictured in New York City in 2016
Her acting career has grown from strength to strength over the years, and in 2015, she met The Walking Dead actor Norman, 52, while filming the drama film Sky and went public with their romance two years later.
Normal son Mingus, 21, shares from his previous relationship with Helena Christensen, and Diane says she sees him more as a ‘friend’ than a stepson.
She added that she has known Mingus’ mother, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel Helena, for longer than she has her fiancé, and says there is no strangeness between the family.
Diane has previously admitted that ‘everything changed with motherhood’ when she discussed jumping back to work, while also raising her daughter in December’s magazine Women’s Health.
Diane’s acting career has grown from strength to strength over the years, and in 2015 she met The Walking Dead actor Norman, 52, while filming the drama film Sky. They are pictured in 2018
The actress, who has not yet revealed her little girl’s name, noted that becoming a parent has set the course for her career because she is able to prioritize spending more time at home.
“Everything changed with motherhood – it’s such a cliché, but it’s true,” she said. ‘The way I look at work is different. I love to work; in fact, I cherish it more today than I did before, but at the same time you see it all from a different angle.
‘It’s not: What will it do for my career? It’s more about: Could it fit into my schedule? How can I make it work? Will it pay off? ‘
“It was scary,” she said of making the decision to go back to work months after giving birth.
‘But after six months of being a full-time mother, I was ready to return to myself and get out of the house. It was fun to have a few hours away every day to focus on my body and my work. ‘