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"It Was Hard To Leave Them": Michelle Pfeiffer Disclosed How Motherhood Affected Her Acting Career

Date April 10, 2019

Other than responsibility, motherhood also comes with a binding thread. A mother is connected to her children no matter where she goes. She will think of them all the time, and her care won't be dulled by any distance. Michelle Pfeiffer had the same dilemma while choosing not to part from her bundles of joy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actress and the producer David E. Kelley have been married for almost two decades. They are one of the low-profile couples of Hollywood but, still, their love story is equally extraordinary. After her first failed marriage, Michelle had adopted a daughter, Claudia Rose. When she tied the knot with David, they welcomed a son, John Henry, a year later. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Choosing kids over career

Michelle admits she had to deny playing even some of the most iconic roles offered to her. On April 8, she appeared on Today's show where she revealed that she had gone through some of the voluntary losses in her career. She remained hesitant to list all of them to Hoda Kotb but spilled the beans about a few.

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There were many reasons that made her turn down the big breaks like Thelma & Louise, Basic Instinct and Pretty Woman. Her kids were younger then, and they needed their mom to be there around the clock. She said:

I just got pickier and pickier. It was hard to leave them, especially when they got to be school age.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Marital bliss 

Other than Claudia and John, she also remained devoted to her husband. This January, the happy pair celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. It is a big milestone not only for a couple but also for a family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michelle has still earned her name in the industry among the legends. It's safe to say, she has the best of both worlds now. Share this and send your love to the amazing lady.

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