Edie Falco Chose to Be a Single Mum Because She “Was Clearer About Wanting Kids” Than a Partner

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Edie Falco loves being a mom. The “Nurse Jackie” star has two kids – a son named Anderson and a daughter named Macy – whom she adopted in 2005 and 2008, respectively. While appearing on “Anderson” in April 2012, Falco said she felt an instant connection with her children when she first met them. “The second you are handed a newborn, it is yours,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what body it came out of. I’ve never felt more strongly about anything in my life.”

In March 2018, she told Vulture that the urge to start a family came after being in a few serious relationships. “We were looking at marriage and then we were looking at kids, and then the relationship fell apart,” she said. “If you’re with someone you love and the idea of raising kids together feels fantastic, it starts to take root. So once the relationships ended, that was still alive in me.”

After learning she had become free of breast cancer, Falco felt it was the right time to become a mother. “At 40, I’m gonna be an older parent, and I’m single. So what am I gonna do, like start dating?” she recalled thinking. “I was clearer about wanting kids than about wanting a partner at the time. I figured what comes after that, like everything else in my life, will reveal itself.”

Read all about Anderson and Macy.

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