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Why Alison Brie & Dave Franco Are Having Cats, Not Kids

Alison Brie is totally fine without human children, thank you very much — she has enough stress in her life as a devoted cat mom. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Brie shared that she and her husband, Dave Franco, don’t plan to have kids. (Of the human variety, at least.)

“I don’t really want to have kids,” Brie told the outlet. “It’s great because I don’t worry about when should I get pregnant — between seasons, while we’re shooting the show — I don’t think about it every day. It would be nice, but I think of all the things that would be so stressful. I think about how much we’re involved in our cats’ lives. Oh my God, if it was a child!”

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The cats in question, Harry and Arturo, are the true stars of Brie’s Instagram feed (sorry, Meryl Streep.) They make frequent appearances in between the actor’s posts promoting her TV and film projects and images protesting the policies of the Trump administration

Brie is totally happy with her family of four, and she loves spending time with Franco each night (along with Harry and Arturo, of course). 

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“We are both super active with our friends and work, so in the week we don’t see each other during the day,” Brie said. “We spend time together at night. We just like to hang out. Having a really supportive partner in my life and knowing that he loves me no matter what… I’ve found my person.”

In a society where it’s basically expected that women will reproduce within a year or two of marriage, Brie’s attitude is so refreshing. Cat jokes aside, it’s more than OK for a woman — coupled or otherwise — to decide she just doesn’t want the added stress of kids in her life. Parenting isn’t for everyone, and we love that Brie is helping to bust the stigma — and hopefully nip all those nosy “When are you having kids?” questions in the bud.

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