Queen Latifah wants to adopt

2011-11-19 14:07
Los Angeles - Queen Latifah wants to adopt.

The 41-year-old singer-and-actress - who is usually incredibly guarded about her private life - would be happy to have a baby naturally but adopting has been a dream of hers since she was a teenager.

She explained: "I'm definitely going to adopt - or have - a child. I've wanted to adopt since I was 17 or 18 years old."


The Chicago star also opened up about her older brother Lance Owens - who died in 1992 at the age of 24 while riding a motorcycle that she'd bought him - saying his death had inspired her to live her own life to the full.

Latifah - who often wears Lance's motorbike keys around her neck - said: "I think the most important thing I've learned is to not stop living.

"As my Aunt Elaine says, 'You never get over it, but you get through it.' I think the most important thing I've learned is to not stop living.

"I know for a fact that my brother would not want me to stay right there, stuck in that misery."


  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2011-11-19 15:52

    i hate her. she knows she's gay, yet she's not coming out. She's could be a role model and inspire so many scared blk, gay kids out there to come out and be proud. She's probably the only real black actress who isn't stigmaticed as a "Black Movies" actress, like Will Smith and Denzel. She has power and should use it.

      antoinette.jordaan - 2011-11-19 22:24

      Her power lies in the fact that she does not conform to pre-conceived notions. She is who she is. Isn't that what being different is all about? She already stands out, she already IS a role model. Her sexual preferences should not be required to make her your role model. Her individuality should.

  • ellahn - 2011-11-25 11:12

    Why would you even think about adopting a child at the age of eighteen?

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