Sandra Oh Reveals Why She Chose Not To Have Children

Sandra Oh Reveals Why She Chose Not To Have Children
February 11, 2021 - 19:56 / Lucas Anderson

After the success of Killing Eve, fans and media have been very interested in Sandra Oh's personal life, including romances and the possibility of her having children. She was married only once and divorced in 2006, and now at 49 years old she does not have any kids. Here's what she had to say on the topic.

Today, many no longer believe that a woman must have children to feel fulfilled. Still, for acclaimed actress Sandra Oh, it was a decision that took her years to make. As Oh's career really took off, starting a family did not appear to be a realistic option.

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In 2019, the former Grey's Anatomy star re-entered the spotlight in the title role of spy-thriller series Killing Eve. It was after several award wins and nominations that she decided during a Marie Claire interview to give her opinion on having children.

Oh explained that in the years before turning 40, the idea of having children crossed her mind. However, after much thought, she came to the decision to not have any, since she was already content with her personal life. Nonetheless, she did consider herself fully capable of raising a child on her own.

This is what Sandra Oh thinks about having children

What's more, Oh explained that she is completely happy as an aunt to her nephews, as well as a presence in the lives of her friends' children, and that she did not feel the need to have any of her own.

Killing Eve star Sandra Oh's interview on not having children

Oh's beliefs are not unlike those of her character on Grey's Anatomy. "Dr. Cristina Yang" had her marriage come to an end due to differences with her husband about having children. Off-screen, Oh's priorities lie in her career, relationships, and with friends and family.

Oh was married just once, to filmmaker Alexander Payne, and they divorced in 2006. She currently stars as "Eve Polastri" in BBC America's Killing Eve, which is filming season 4 now.