Tracee Ellis Ross happy to be ‘single and childless’ at 45

Tracee Ellis Ross. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Tracee Ellis Ross. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Tracee Ellis Ross insists she does not sit at home and cry over the fact that she is 45, single and childless.

The Black-ish actress made the candid confession to InStyle magazine, where she is the November cover star.

Speaking on her relationship status, the daughter of Diana Ross says, “It’s sort of fascinating to be 45 and single and childless. Happily single, I should add. Not at home crying about it.”

Despite her happy status, Tracee does add that it is nobody’s business that she has yet to settle down. “These are very big and very personal questions that aren’t anyone’s business but that somehow, like the right to choose, become fodder for public conversation,” she says.

“Some of the ability to reflect on what I really want comes from pushing up against a society that shames me for not having the expected trappings.”

The former Girlfriends actress also adds that now that she is in her mid-forties, she is “the sexiest and the most beautiful that I’ve ever felt.”

“I don’t say I look my most beautiful, I FEEL my most beautiful and that’s what’s really important to me and I talk a lot about it,” she added.
“You know as a young girl, I had this woman that I dreamt of being, right?” she said. 

“And I had her in my head and I would play around with being her in my bedroom and with certain people, but the gift of age is that you actually get to have the boldness and the courage to be that woman, to be that person and I’m experiencing it now and some of the things I’ve discovered in knowing myself is that I actually like myself.”