*As one of the richest and powerful people in the world, Oprah Winfrey has it all. Except children. And the former talk show queen is perfectly fine with that.
Chatting with The Hollywood Reporter, Lady O explained why things would be a bit different if she bought kids into the world.
“If I had kids, my kids would hate me,” Winfrey told THR. “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.”
Before she became a household name, Winfrey gave birth to a baby, who lived for a number of weeks before dying. As a result, the media mogul’s attitude towards having more children has been the same since her best friend Gayle King had a very different set of hopes and dreams.
“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,” Winfrey explained. “While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King.”
Oprah’s comments follow her Screen Actors Guild nomination on Wednesday for her work in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The actress joins Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who also voiced her comfort in not having children by telling the Reporter that her “”eggs are dying on the shelf.”