By Katelyn Fry with additional reporting by Savvy Auntie Staff Writers
Whether or not these funny ladies want, or had wanted, children of their own, these five superstar ComediAunts are proud Savvy Aunties!
A proud Auntie to her brother Jason’s and wife’s toddler daughter, Ida, Amy posts pictures of the two whenever she gets the chance, nicknaming her #thedutchess on Instagram and Twitter. She’s definitely busy cracking jokes with her niece, like this post from December 2014:
But also takes her role as Ida’s aunt seriously. She wants to be sure that her niece
, and all girls, feel comfortable in their own skin, posting this photo and caption on Twitter:
The author of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
published last month, made Barbara Walter's list of "Most Fascinating People of 2015. Walters asked where the star saw herself in ten years. Without hesitation, Schumer stated that she hoped to be “expressing [herself] creatively somehow, as a director or producer." Asked about marriage and children, Schumer responded
: "I would love those things, but I don't really see it for myself... I hope that happens, but I don't know how realistic it is." Ellen DeGeneres
Star of the well-known daytime television show, Ellen, and voice of Dory in Finding Dory, DeGeneres is an aunt with wife, Portia De Rossi, of two little nieces, Eva and Perry. Ellen constantly shows her affection towards the girls, either by bringing them onto her talk show, arranging for them to meet their favorite celebrities, or by showering them with endless amounts of generosity and gifts.
Oh her show, Ellen gets to show offer her nieces, because, as Ellen says: “It’s my show.” Below, in a video Ellen shared on her show just last year, Eva then age 6, and Perry, then age 3, sing Katy Perry’s Roar, filmed by Aunt Portia.
And what do the girls think of Aunt Ellen? “…She’s a pretty good aunt to have," Portia
told Jimmy Kimmel when he asked his guest what they think of Ellen. "They watch her show every day." she added.
And a clip from when Eva and Perry appeared on Ellen when they were even younger.
Known as the wild and flirty - and hilarious - Samantha Jones from the hit HBO the series, Sex and the City, Cattrall is one of four children, each of whom have blessed her with the role of an Auntie.
Cattrall shared her love for her
nieces and nephews during a 2015 interview BBC radio
: “I have young actors and actresses that I mentor, I have nieces and nephews that I am very close to, so I think the thing that I find questionable about being childless or childfree is - are you really?”
Sarah Silverman is an aunt to six children, the five oldest from her sister, Susan, and the youngest, to her sister Jodyne.
Last year, The Daily Mail UK
shared an outing with Jodyne and aunt Sarah
with the baby on a stroll in New York City. A year earlier, in 2014, Aunt Sarah visited Israel
where he sister Susan and husband live with their five children. Silverman told the Jerusalem Post: “I’m pretty obsessed with those kids, I usually don’t do much besides hangout with them and see what their lives are like. Whatever they want to do, that’s what we do."
On whether she wants children of her own, Sarah told Marc Maron on his WTF
podcast: “I don’t have a lifestyle that’s conducive to having kids the way I want to have kids and I just made that choice.” She added: “It’s a sadness for me because I love kids. I ache for kids.”
Chelsea Handler is an aunt to her 11-year-old niece, Charley. Like Ellen DeGeneres, Handler has Charley guest star
on her shows, including just last month on her new Netflix series, Chelsea. And The New York Times reported
on Chelsea including her niece Charley on set when filming.
Earlier this year, Handler expressed her love for her niece and simultaneously, her reason behind not having her own children in People Magazine
: "I'd have to over-correct so much from my parents that I would be a nightmare mother," says Handler, who credits her tender heart for part of her decision to not have children. "If my niece has a bad day at school, I worry about it for three days. I'd be such a helicopter parent. I'd drive my child crazy!"
Published: September 28, 2016