Kristin Chenoweth — one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed artists — opens up in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly where she reveals just how much she gave up to get to the top of her career.

“I’ve sacrificed having a family and being married because, at the time, it didn’t seem possible,” Kristin, 48, tells Closer. “Now, of course, I’m ready for that time to come in my life.”

And just as her adoptive parents in Oklahoma did for her, Kristin, who’s single, hopes to give at least one child a home.

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“I have many kids in my life that I take care of. In some ways, I feel like I’ve adopted them. I would probably adopt before I have my own.”

Kristin recently shared her adoption story. “Just wanting to give peace and love to other adoptees. If any of them, like me, ever had a question or felt weird about it, I want them to know that it’s not weird. It’s actually really special.”

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Kristin remains one of the hardest-working women in showbiz, a triple-threat singer-dancer-actress who stars in the new series American Gods, voices a role in My Little Pony and appears in the upcoming indie comedy Class Rank.

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She tells Closer her parents have been her biggest supporters throughout everything. “So many times when I wanted to quit, [my mom] inspired me to continue doing what I love. And then when she couldn’t do it anymore, my dad did it. It’s like they tag-teamed me!”

For more from Kristin, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on stands now!

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