Famous women on the power of being alone
Naomi Campbell says she sacrificed finding a soulmate for her successful career
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Despite it being the 21st century, out-of-date ideas surrounding what women should be doing, and when, continue to slow them down. Successful women are still being asked why they haven’t settled down or when they’re going to have children instead of being questioned about their creative process or next career move—as if their relationship status is somehow representative of their value.
Naomi Campbell got very candid about her life choices in a recent interview with The Cut published on August 30. When asked about the sacrifices she made to become a global supermodel, Campbell replied, “I’d say the sacrifice is really finding that soul mate who will understand you," though she reportedly said it "Without a speck of regret, yet with acute consideration."
Campbell has, of course, been romantically linked to many people in the past, but she's always prioritized her friendships. “I’ve had extremely long friendships that are still very present in my life to this day — 30, 33, 35 years on. I’m grateful for those people in my life. They know me better than anyone,” she said. And now she also has a baby girl, whom she welcomed in May at the age of 50, though no information is known about the biological father.
The truth is that being single holds a lot more merit than we’re conditioned to believe, and it can be life-changing when you decide to celebrate independence and self-care instead of fearing it. Check out what these incredibly successful women have to say about the power of being alone. Click on!
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