The 50-year-old mother to Dashiell, 6, told Us Weekly why this was the perfect time to expand the family. "Dashiell is increasingly independent of me, and yet he's still very engaged in his childhood,” she said.
Hawkins continued, “Dashiell and I have had the magical twosome for six adventurous years, that intense focus of an only child and single mother, and we're ready to invite a new and unknown dynamic into our lives."
The decision wasn’t an easy one. She explained, "I'm in great health and Dashiell was a healthy pregnancy, but the risks emotionally seemed huge. Losing the closeness with Dash, our free and adventurous life style, and the risk that he would feel betrayed by my having another child. We've come through serious trauma with depth, healing and humor and that has made our bond even stronger. I grieved a lot when I finally decided to put the embryo inside of me."
Look at my date!!!! pic.twitter.com/Pjn1IcXKCX— Sophie B. Hawkins (@therealsophieb) February 7, 2015
Modern medicine did play a role in both pregnancies -- the singer froze 15 embryos when she was 31 -- and Sophie said she’s not worried about the physical risks.
"Being 50 is actually an amazing age to have a second child because I am more wise, calm, humorous, appreciative, simple and clear," Hawkins said. "I'm not running around looking for love and validation. I live each day full of gratitude, and that's good for my children."
She continued, "I've built a community and I keep refining it. Fifty is about friendship."
Hawkins is fine with being single, but open to meeting someone. "If I meet someone I want to be with, that person is going to be awesome and so good for my children and I, it will be a fun-filled adventure with another person fifty or over.”