Oprah says that she does not regret not having children because with her work commitments it will be difficult to make time for family and the children will suffer.
Oprah Winfrey apparently does not regret not having children. The media mogul talks about family in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking to the magazine, Oprah seems to believe that her children will suffer and end up hating her because she is busy with work.
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me. 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," says Oprah, who has been in relationship with Stedman Graham since 1986.
Oprah's best friend Gayle King, however, is totally different from her. "Gayle was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children. While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King," she explains.
Oprah is known as a benefactor for many causes including a school for girls in South Africa. Although she grew up in poverty in rural Mississipi, the young girl always thought of helping others. "I'd collect it in a little cup and take it back to church on Sunday to give to the starving children of Costa Rica. I always felt that whatever you have, you have to share it," she recalls.
The media mogul donated more than $100 million to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which she opened in 2007. Oprah also says in the interview that she responds to the the girls' stories via e-mails regularly.