Dana Delany - Dana Delany Enjoying Growing Old Solo
Actress Dana Delany is unfazed by the thought of growing old alone, because she revels in her Independence and is happiest when she has some "alone time".
The former Desperate Housewives star, 55, admits she's never considered herself to be the marrying kind and has no intention of changing her ways to suit a lover.
Appearing on U.S. show The Talk on Tuesday (05Apr11), she says, "People think I'm so weird. I just never really thought about marriage. I come from a divorce household, I didn't see marriage as this positive thing and it just wasn't something that I thought was going to make me happy so I didn't really look for it.
"And then over the years, I realised I like being alone, I really do, and it's not a strange thing. I like my alone time, I like working weird hours. If I feel like taking a nap at three o'clock, I will; if I feel like staying up all night, I will; if I feel like leaving clothes on the floor, I will.
"I do (like relationships), but I have to admit, the older I get, the more I love my solitude, and I don't wanna give that up."
And Delany confesses she has the same selfish feelings when it comes to children - because she fears she would end up resenting motherhood.
She adds, "Again, it (having kids) just wasn't high on my list. I admire actors that can do both, but I don't know how they do it. I like acting, I like working.
"My mum worked when I was a kid... I just saw my mum's frustration at not being able to be fully creative, she's a designer... having to be the perfect mum, having to be the perfect wife, and I saw her frustration and I didn't want that.
"I remember saying to my mother when I was 15 or 16, 'I'm never having kids', just blurted it out... She said, 'Oh no, when you get older you'll change your mind.' I said, 'Why? I don't see it making you happy!'"