Jamie Foxx Explains Why He Keeps His Baby Mamas’ Identities Secret & Refuses to Get Married
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
When it comes to relationships and women, Jamie Foxx has always been perceived as a ladies man. The Oscar-winning actor, comedian, and R&B singer has had plenty of success in his career, but he’s never really publicly shared that success with any woman. This has left many to wonder what could keep Jamie from settling down and giving marriage a try like most of his Hollywood counterparts, but with the high rate of divorce among celebrities, it’s quite understandable why Foxx hasn’t exchanged any vows or even gotten close to settling down with anyone. But in a recent interview with Oprah for her Next Chapter series, Jamie finally explains why it appears marriage is not an option for him, despite all of the success he’s had in the industry for the last couple of decades.
Although Jamie is a father to a two daughters (18-year-old Corrine and 4-year-old Annalise), the identity of the mothers of the two girls has never been revealed to the public. Jamie explains why he keeps their identities a secret, without using a confidentiality agreement:
“It’s just so cool and calm and that’s all you need… [I] need somebody… who’s not thirsty for what I do.”
Foxx also reveals that he takes the same approach to dating. According to Jamie, he prefers to date women who can keep their relationship a secret and who have no desire to make red carpet appearances with him:
“Whoever you date, don’t let anybody know. I was dating a girl one time and I’m sick and there was a premiere and she got her dress and she was like, ‘Well, the premiere’s tonight… what are we doing? Because I got this dress.’ And I said, ‘Ok, well you go ahead and go to the premiere and don’t come back,’ because it ain’t about that. To me, in order to make it in this business, it has to be someone who is willing to sacrifice a little bit more than what they would sacrifice in a normal relationship.”
And when it comes to marriage, Jamie Foxx says he has no desire to ever get married anymore. Foxx cites watching the failure of so many marriages among his friends as his reason:
“I always wanted to be married, 2.5 kids, wood paneling on the side of the station wagon, but… you get your heart broken one good time, especially for a man, it’s catastrophic.
“I always felt for my friends that got married. I would see them married for five years and then see them start to (crumble), and all of the sudden they’re not married and they’re enemies. Like they hate each other. And then I’m stuck in the middle as their friend and there’s kids involved and it wrecks everything.
“I just don’t want that… I know one couple that is married and they’re happy, but everybody else, they are gnawing their arms off.”
Check out the preview clip for the interview below:
Jamie Foxx’s interview with Oprah Winfrey airs on OWN December 16.