Oprah on kids: No regrets, I am a mother to the world's children

Oprah on kids: No regrets, I am a mother to the world’s children


World renowned media personality, Oprah Winfrey has opened up on one area of her personal life declaring she chose not to have kids because wouldn’t have been a patient mother and didn’t want the kids to suffer.

Oprah, 63, who is the founder of the South Africa-based Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, however said she has no regrets about not having kids as she is a mother mother figure for the 172 girls at the Academy.

“When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children.

“Love knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20.

“If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works.

“For me [the Leadership Academy] was perfect, because I didn’t want babies,” she said. “I don’t have the patience,” Oprah told Good Housekeeping U.K. in the magazine’s April issue.

The media mogul insists her decision was the best.

“If I had kids, my kids would hate me,” Winfrey told  The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview

“They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them.”


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