”I do not regret having my own children”- Talk Show host, Oprah Winfrey
By Patricia Uyeh
Popular talk show host and philantropist, Oprah Winfrey, in a new interview said she has no regrets over not having children with her partner of thirty years, Stedman Graham.
According to the 63-year-old media mogul, she would not have been a good mum for babies because she lacks patience. Instead, her famous Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school in South Africa which opened in 2007 and houses 172 girls, makes her feel as though she has children of her own.
Before now, Oprah had lost a premature baby when she was aged 14, who she named Canaan.
She told Good Housekeeping magazine:
”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.”
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