kristin chenoweth on how her parents told her she was adopted: 'she gave you life, but we get to give you a life'

Kristin Chenoweth On How Her Parents Told Her She Was Adopted: ‘She Gave You Life, But We Get To Give You A Life’

Kristin Chenoweth recently shared the beautiful way her parents told her she was adopted.

This past Monday, the 53-year-old musical icon spoke with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager about her new book, “What Will I Do with My Love Today?” as well as being adopted as a baby.

“My dad always says ‘Man, did we win the lottery’ and I always say ‘No, I won the lottery,'” Chenoweth said.

She went on to reveal just how her parents talked about adoption when she was a child.

“It was never a surprise,” she explained. “They always said ‘The lady that had you in her belly could not take care of you the way she wanted to, and she loved you so much.'”

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Chenoweth continued, “This is what my mom said, ‘She gave you life, but we get to give you a life.'”

Chenoweth then read from her new book, which is about rescuing animals:

“You see Thunder, families don’t all look the same, or talk like each other, or even have the same name.

“Extra love in your heart and your home is waiting for somebody who is all alone.

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“No matter how life has brought us together, adoption means family, and family is forever.

“We had lots of love in our family before, but with you Thunder pup, we have even more.”

In October 2021, Chenoweth got engaged to musician Josh Bryant. The two first started dating in 2018.

“Guess you’re stuck with me now, @joshbguitar. I love you and I’m never letting you go. A million times yes!!!” the Broadway star captioned an Instagram post announcing the happy news last fall.

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