- Kristin Davis said becoming a mom in her 40s was the right time for her.
- “For me, there was no other way that it could have happened,” she said on “Today.”
- Davis adopted her daughter Gemma Rose in 2011 and later adopted her son, Wilson, in 2018.
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Kristin Davis is dispelling the stigma around becoming a mother in your 40s, and says it was the right time for her.
The “And Just Like That…” star appeared on “Today With Hoda & Jenna” on Friday, and discussed the new season of the “Sex and the City” spinoff, ageism, and motherhood.
Davis was 46 when she adopted her daughter Gemma Rose in 2011, and later adopted her son, Wilson, in 2018.
“For me, there was no other way that it could have happened,” Davis, 58, told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on “Today.” “People sometimes say, ‘Oh, do you regret this, or regret that?'” she added. “No, I don’t have any regrets because I love my kids.”
Davis added that she wasn’t ready to become a mother before that, saying she “wasn’t there in my head or my heart yet.”
The actor has previously spoken about adopting her kids.
On a 2019 episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actor told host Jada Pinkett Smith that she began thinking about adoption at around the age of 38.
“The time was ticking,” Davis said on the episode, adding that she had been focused on working before she began to “feel deeply that I need to be a mother.”
She also spoke about being a white mom to two Black children.
“I love my children so much, and feel like they are a gift to me,” she said. “Because my children are African American, I feel like it is my duty and my job to do as much research, as much work, build as many bridges as possible because you are their community and that is key, and that is so important.”
“I work at that every day, trying to figure out how I can make sure that they have access to the Black community, that they’re part of it, that they’re not separated from it,” she added.
Speaking to WNYC about her parenting style in 2016, Davis said she’d “always tell” her daughter “You’re beautiful, you’re powerful, you’re a goddess” and that her curls and skin are beautiful, according to People.
She also said at the time that Serena Williams was “a household fixture at our house,” and that she kept the tennis star’s New York Times cover around for months. “I work really hard at the representation part in terms of beauty, magazines,” Davis said.
During her “Today” appearance, Davis said she flew back home — a $5.29 million mansion in Los Angeles — to see her kids every weekend while filming “And Just Like That.”
Davis said that “wasn’t the plan,” and thought maybe her kids could come to visit her on some occasions, but she joked that that wasn’t happening with a 5-year-old.
“I would never say yes to a job where I was gone that long unless it was this job,” she said, speaking of the “Sex and the City” spinoff. “Obviously, we’ve had this incredible experience of working together for 25 years now.”
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall on the set of “Sex In The City: The Movie” in New York City on September 21, 2007. Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images
When asked about Kim Cattrall’s brief return to the show — Variety reported in May that Cattrall filmed one scene for the show, without interacting with the stars or showrunner Michael Patrick King — Davis said it was for the fans, and that Samantha is “a great, great character.”
“We understand that the fans miss Samantha,” she said, adding that she hoped Cattrall’s cameo would be a surprise.
“I had this fantasy she would just show up on the screen,” Davis said. “Everyone would be so excited, but of course it’s not the real world.”