As her 60th birthday approaches in January, there is one thing that Oprah Winfrey certainly doesn’t regret. Not having children.
The TV mogul spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her desire to never have children and how her dreams as a little girl greatly differed from those of her classmates.
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey told the mag. “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."
Seeing that she became the first African-American female billionaire, we don’t doubt that having kids would have slowed Winfrey down. She always knew that wasn’t the path for, even though she did give birth to a baby at 14, who only lived for a number of weeks. But hearing about her friends’ dreams of motherhood, she realized she had different ambitions.
"Gayle [King, Winfrey’s best friend] was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade home ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children," Winfrey said. "While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King."
The former talk show host, who made her home in Chicago for 25+ years to film her show, also discusses letting that part of her life go as she prepares to move to Montecito, CA. The TV personality even held a buzzed about auction to get rid of a number of items.
“It was about making space for a new life,” she said of the yard sale, “which is what I'm getting ready to create for myself in California."