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Oprah Reveals Why She Decided on “No Kids”

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Oprah Winfrey has worn the hats of many titles. She’s most famous for her heartfelt, in your face talk show, generous donations and philanthropical lifestyle. But one hat the 59-year-old mogul hasn’t sported is the title of being a mother.

In her latest film, The Butler, Winfrey plays a mother. She did such a good job that she was nominated for a Screen Actor’s Guild Award. But why hasn’t she decided to take on that special role in her very own life?

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter she said, “motherhood was never a dream of hers.”

According to the interview, “she doesn’t regret not having kids.”

“If I had kids, my kids would hate me,” said Winfrey.

The humanitarian dedicates so much of her time and resources to her charities and those less fortunate that she feels like children of her own wouldn’t be doted on as much.

But what was this Renaissance woman dreaming about all these years all while her closest pals have been talking about motherhood?

“Gayle [now a mother of two] was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children,” she said. “While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King.”

Winfrey may not be a mother, but I think it’s safe to say she’s beautifully touched the lives of many.

Catch Winfrey in action in a clip from Lee Daniels, The Butler.

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Oprah Reveals Why She Decided on “No Kids”
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  • collins sabutey

    That is not fair

  • K

    This article, while well written, currently contains some inaccurate information. Oprah herself has said that she once had a child in her teens and that child died. So, Oprah is in fact a mother. The only difference is her child is no longer living.

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