IT’S GO TIME
When Jen’s marriage to Brad Pitt ended in 2005, he went on to become a veritable superdad, raising six kids with wife Angelina Jolie, while Jen was painted as the barren and lovelorn single gal. But while she’s always had maternal leanings, a source now says Jen wasn’t actually ready for motherhood until she met Justin.
“When Jen was with Brad, her career was right where she wanted it to be,” says the source, “and she truly felt it would be selfish to have a child, whether adopted or her own, if she was going to be 100 percent focused on work.” But now, “she’s ready for this new adventure,” says the insider, who adds that adoption proceedings kicked off after Jen and Justin returned from their Bora-Bora honeymoon in August. “Bringing their baby home is likely to be months away, but Jen’s fairy-tale ending is finally in sight.”
CHARLIZE THERON Jackson, 3, became a big brother this summer when Charlize adopted baby girl August.
SANDRA BULLOCK “The right children came to me at the right time,” Sandra said of adopting Louis, 5, in 2010, and Laila, 3, this year.
MADONNA The mom of Lourdes, 19, and Rocco, 15, was passionate about adopting Malawi-born David, 10, and Mercy, 9.
MARISKA HARGITAY Amaya and Andrew, both 4, joined Mariska’s family (including biological son August) in 2011.