“Why I Chose Not to Have Kids” –  Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, is often regarded as a major source of inspiration by many. Despite being one of the most successful women in the world, the 63-year-old mogul, has chosen not to have kids or walk down the aisle.

Part of her philanthropic works include  Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school in South Africa which opened in 2007 and houses 172 girls. For Oprah, this was more rewarding than bearing kids of her own.

In a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, Oprah, said:

“It is more rewarding than I would ever have imagined. I was doing this to help them, but it has brought a light to my life that I can’t explain.

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 it was perfect, because I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies. I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a quick stage! But this is so rewarding.”

Oprah has previously spoken about a premature baby she lost when she was just 14 years of age. She has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham, since 1986.

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4 Discussions on
““Why I Chose Not to Have Kids” –  Oprah Winfrey”
  • It doesn’t matter if you were the one that popped out the child from your vajayjay, all that matters is the amount of love you showed that child. Oprah has affected a lot of lives around the world and that much more than popping out kids you can’t cater for.

  • Not every woman can make a good mother. I perfectly understand her. Besides she’s the mother to those kids in her school. Been a parent doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give birth to your own kids. Keep doing you Oprah.

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