melissa rivers is considering adopting a child to join 20-year-old son cooper

Melissa Rivers Is Considering Adopting A Child To Join 20-Year-Old Son Cooper

Melissa Rivers is seriously thinking of expanding her family. 

Rivers recently made an appearance on Caroline Stanbury‘s Dear Media podcast, Divorced Not Dead, and spoke on the subject of adding to her family.

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Rivers, 53, shares a 20-year-old son, Cooper, with ex-husband John Endicott. The former couple wed in 1998 prior to splitting in 2003. 

“I would love to have another child,” River shared. “And I don’t feel like I need to be married to do that.”

“My girlfriends are like, ‘You lost your mind,'” she continued. “We’re all in the place in our lives where our children are all just getting out. They’re laughing. They’re like, ‘Really? You want to go through the stress of even getting into college again?’ They’re like, ‘Do you really want to do this?’ ” 

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“And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I think I do,'” Rivers said, adding that she “would definitely adopt.”  She also spoke on her co-parenting relationship with Endicott, revealing that it has been “very up and down” over the years. 

“The goal though, after all these years – I mean, my son is 20 – was to do the best for him,” Rivers said. “It’s not about us.”

However, she noted that she and Endicott are not in a good place. “We’re currently in an argument and not speaking,” she admitted. “We’re only communicating via text since November.”

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As when it comes to possible future relationships, Rivers said that she’s gone on “one or two” socially distanced dates during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is perfectly okay with “flying solo.” 

“I am at the point now where I pretty much have made peace that I am not going to have another major relationship in my life,” she added. “I hope it’s untrue, but I’ve definitely made peace with it, which has taken me a while.”

Speaking of her life, on the same podcast, Rivers spoke on her earlier life.

“People are always shocked to find that I had a very traditional childhood where it was always very clear that what [my parents] did for a living was completely separate. I always understood that who my mother was on stage was not who my mother was, and my father was very grounding,” Rivers shared.

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