Queen Latifah is known to keep her personal life private, but she revealed in a recent interview that she wants to expand her family by exploring adoption.
In the April issue of Jet magazine, the 44-year-old talk show host who is rumored to be gay revealed that she wants kids and would love to adopt. She also credited her mother Rita for providing a perfect example of how to raise children.
"It's something I'm exploring," Latifah said. "I've wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could've used good parents. Maybe it's my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give."
"Thank God I was blessed to have the kind of mother she is. She taught me about how to be a lady, but also how to be independent," Latifah explained. "She taught me things I should never allow a man to do, like put his hands on me. She gave me everything a girl needs to inspire confidence.
While Latifah didn't reveal her sexual preference, she admitted that she felt lost in her twenties because she "disconnected spiritually," but was able to regain focus once she fell in love.
"The biggest thing to ever test my personal faith was the loss of my brother in a motorcycle accident... I believed it ruined my life. I probably had a five-year interruption in any type of personal growth. There were some things I didn't learn in my twenties because I was disconnected emotionally. I could only get so close or feel so much," Latifah said.