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Tara Reid has a sad explanation as to why she's never married or had children

Ben Thompson

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Tara Reid has a sad explanation as to why she's never married or had children

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Tara Reid has opened up about why she hasn't married or had kids.

The American Pie actress has revealed that she believes her career would have gone better if she had settled down and started a family.

Tara Reid says that being unmarried and childless hurt her career. Credit: People
Tara Reid says that being unmarried and childless hurt her career. Credit: People
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According to the 47-year-old, her 'party girl' image harmed her prospects in Hollywood.

Reid told news.com.au: "I’m not married, I don’t have kids … and I think, in Hollywood, if you don’t have kids or you’re not married, you’re judged.

"So they still think you’re that party girl from 40 years ago.

"But all of a sudden, if you have a kid and you get married, 'Oh she grew up, she’s great'."

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Reid, who also played Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski, believes that she has not been able to escape her 'bad girl' persona, due to lifestyle choices she made in her younger years.

Reid explained: "What if you can’t have kids or what if you don’t want to get married?

"You can’t judge people on that anymore. And it’s the one thing that I think is really unfair about our society."

Tara Reid shot to fame with her role in American Pie. Credit: Universal Pictures
Tara Reid shot to fame with her role in American Pie. Credit: Universal Pictures
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It's not only Reid who has talked about being a childless woman in the public eye, as Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler have also opened up about their decisions to not start a family.

Reid continued: "If it’s meant to happen, it will happen but you can’t keep dragging people’s face in it. Like get over it, there are other things to talk about.

"I think people need to leave privacy alone when it comes to that degree of personal stuff."

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Reid was the self proclaimed 'godmother of clubbing' and was frequently pictured on nights out.

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However, this came with a price as the media soon branded her a plastic surgery obsessed train wreck.

Reid said: "I was the first one that kind of started this image, but the difference with me is that I never did sex tapes, I never did anything wrong.

"I never even got a speeding ticket."

It was these attacks from the press that pushed the actress in taking a step back from the limelight: "I was just on an attack.

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"Anything I did was on tape, it was pretty awful. And that’s why I left. It wasn’t because I was just a girl, it was because I was an easy target."

She's set to star in the exciting new comedy series Walking In LA with the official synopsis reading: "Walking in LA follows the feel-good redemption story of magical-thinking protagonist Lucy who, fired from her dream job and dumped by her fiancé, moves on a whim to the City of Angels in search of something better."

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV

Ben Thompson
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