Mavis Staples, 74, is a legendary gospel singer, perhaps best known for â70s hits Respect Yourself and Iâll Take You There (with The Staples Singers). Or, maybe you were rocking to her soulful appearance on The Daily Show in June.
Just FYI, Ms. Staples has been added to the list of Famous NotMoms. She recently explained toÂ TimeÂ magazine that she did consider Momhood during her brief marriage years ago. But, her husband (um, ex-husband) insisted that a good wife and mother needs to stay at home . That didnât go over well.
Time: âDid you want a family?â
Mavis:Â âI love children. When I got ready to have my family, my husband â you know how it goes â he wanted me to come off the road. I said, âWhy would you ask me to do that?â I decided Iâd rather him go than stop singing.â