Oprah Winfrey is getting real about never having children, and it’s kind of refreshing.
She tells Good Housekeeping UK, “I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies… 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.”
The 63-year-old also considers herself a mother figure to the 172 girls at her Leadership Academy boarding school in Johannesburg, South Africa. She founded the school in 2007, inspired by her own humble beginnings.
For what it’s worth, I also kind of consider Oprah Winfrey my mother. She’s an inspiration. I too, one day, would like to have a magazine with a picture of my face on it every month. I too would like a Steadman and a Gayle. I too want to chill with Ava Duvernay like it’s no big thing.
Sigh. A girl can dream.