Oprah Admits: “I Wouldn’t Have Been a Good Mom”

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Although Oprah Winfrey never had kids of her own, she regrets nothing!

In an interview with Good Housekeeping UK, Oprah says she never wanted to have kids because she “wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies.”

The 63-year-old says she has the patience for puppies, but she has never had the patience for kids.

Instead, the girls at her boarding school in Johannesburg, South Africa give her a chance to be a devoted mother figure.

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

When she was 14-years-old, she gave birth to a son who died a few weeks later, but she knows that if her son had survived, it wouldn’t have been the type of mother-son relationship most people dream of.

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

What do you think about Oprah’s desire to never have kids?


  1. At least she is honest about not being a good mother. A lot of these sistas just be bringing kids into the world being completely negligent and selfish. Look all the babies that have died in Chicago these last few weeks. But these same hoes will go on and procreate again and say shit like “another blessing” or “don’t judge me” SMDH #blackkidsmatter

    • Reformist: all these black women are bitches for getting abortions.
      Also reformist: these black women just keep giving birth to babies and it’s terrible.


      • I never said I am against abortions. What I was saying is that you can’t say “black lives matters” and “they(whites) are trying to wipe us out” when black women are the #1 killers of the black population. The main reason for high abortions and bad kids is because black women chose DEGENERATES as partners. As a women how hard is it to find a good father for your kids. Isnt that natural instinct?

        • Since you do not know who is doing or saying what you really should STFU when it comes to all of your statements.

          You just keep making yourself look like the redumbshit you are.

          • So black women dont say phrases like “black lives matter” “black genocide” “they are trying to wipe our black ass out”

            Black women blame other mechanisms for oppressing the black community when they are the biggest oppressors of our community. #facts…That is the reason why black men can’t speak up against black women because they get marginalized if the go against their oppressors #blackwomenwhitemen

            • Addressing your same tirade is as dead as your mindset.

              You really need to seek psychiatric assistance no one is here to give you the attention your white whore mother never gave you.

              • Redumbshit…Work on the holes in your soul.

                The hole in your head unfortunately is a lost cause.

              • Same old garbage about self hate. $100 bet that you look nothing like a native subsaharan women. $100 bet that you look Negro-Scandinavian LMAO

          • You do hate yourself you are a non american internet troll who hates everything about himself so much he has to claim to be black stirirng shit to get attention.

            • No person who loved themselves or had a life would be on here and other sites all day EVERY day saying the same thing.

              You are a miserable, unlovable, unwanted SOS.

              Deal with it.

            • @11:15 – that’s either a halfbreed or a full blown neanderthal. he/she is beyond psychological help. At the soul level that trick is negligible. Born from abominable beginning – nothing he/she says will make sense or come out right.

    • @Reformist that’s very true. A LOT of these black females out here-females in general do not have ANY business trying to birth, or raise anybodies child.

      • Thankfully YOU decided never to have children. We do NOT need any more self-hating coons like you in the world.

  2. Not buying it. Translation: I wish I had kids. They would be fully grown adults now, a part of me and my legacy.

    • Disagree. I understand her point. Not every person is meant to be a parent.

      And if more people knew that about themselves there might be less hurting, unwanted, unloved people in the world like redumbshit.

      • True a lot of these sistas should not be having kids…their not fit to be parents. I blame these black simps for breeding these lowlife women. Black men need to shame other black men for knocking up degenerate sistas. #Blackunity

        • The good thing is no black woman is fucking YOU.

          You are the mucus on the fungus on the bottom of a barrel.

          Sane women remain staying away from this scumbucket cumdump.

          • he sounds like a caribbean coon or african coon tricking the dumb american negro man that his women are inferior so he can swoop in and use us for money or greencards.

            • Black women are biggest the coons #facts Put her infront of a camera and audience and watch her make a mockery of black people

              • Same with hate-filled sad sack internet pretending to be american black male trolls. #redumshitstillneedsalobotomy#realfacts.

            • @frances I just told you I am Nigerian and American born like wtf. Why is that when black men start spitting facts about black women people try to ridicule him. #blackwomenarecoons

              • All you are is an internet troll and you know nothing about americans so fuck off bitch…

        • @Reformist ignore these trolls, your speaking the real truth here. Black men need to start taking their “dicks and going home” as Tommy Sotomayor would say.

          • STFU bitch… you are the coon black woman he is talking about, but your dumb ass is so blind you would never see that.

    • Everyone doesn’t want or need children. I admire her for admitting this. And let’s face it, when does having children guarantee ANYTHING…like you’ll have them in your corner when you need them, get sick, etc.?

      • @Mama for most of these stars and entertainers-hell most people in general, it’s for the purpose of carrying on a legacy, or the result of a one night of passion that both parties agreed to keep the leftovers of.

  3. I think she being honest… About her greed… And not wanting to share her life /money…hence the reason why she never got married.. Different strokes for different folks.. #onWiththeNextstory

    • You have it right. She would have hated being tied down with a traditional family.

      I admire her self awareness even if it makes her seem a bit selfish.

      • Why do people have this mentality that women not wanting children makes them selfish? What’s more selfish is bringing children into this world when you don’t want them, and cannot provide proper love and care for them.

  4. She’s right because she’s very selfish and self centered.. she would have sold those children to the devil to stay in top… Her boyfriend is just a front, she ruined Gayle marriage, calling all hours of the night. Gayle is her real love, not Stedman, he’s looking old and tired.. He was an attractive man.. I guess people will do anything for money.. Look at how she end up treating her father, the man that made her become something.. She’s a royal bitch to work for, I’ve worked for some asshole in my life, but I knew their weakness.. I used it against them, without them knowing it was me.. if I can get pass my mother, my bosses were nothing and they definitely couldn’t hurt me at all.. My mother prepared the 8 of us for the real world and she wasn’t always nice about it.. I understood she wanted all of us to become something much better than her and my father.l My father worked two jobs and never once complained.. His favorite words were “Knowledge us power”… Learn all you can about your job, then learn the people around yiu jobs, it’s job security.. Also the government is in people homes too damn much these days, parents don’t teach kids respect, the teacher don’t want it and you can’t whip your child ass, but the school can.. BS I never ever allowed the school to whip my child, I let them know, we will talk about whatever he did wrong and whipped his ass.. If child abuse laws was in effect when I was growing up, my mother would have bust the bottom out of the jail house.. also it was very strange hearing about something going to jail, because parents had FEAR instilled in you.. I hope people know Gods been trying to get our attention, with all the flooding, snowing, tsunami (that’s only suppose to happen every 100 years) but they have had 7 in the last ten years.. I will say to anyone, get right with Jesus, because he’s the only one that can give us salvation and redemption…

    • blacks were treated like Sh*t at her restaurant and even filed discrimination lawsuits on a black woman! now that is pathetic she didn’t step in and fire her whites only apply employees.

      • It’s funny how us blacks ACT like we are saints but during the dinner table we are ridiculing one another “You seen that bitch as nigga and his nappy headed kids” “niggas down the south ain’t gansgta like us they puss as niggas”

        But when other races clown us we are in tears smdh

  5. Lol, Oprah will say anything to stay in the public eye, c’mon Ms. Winfrey say something that is relevant towards Black Americans that we can feel and please no more of your magic board theories that’s for children

  6. She still isn’t smart enough to know those africans pretending to love her only want money, and secretly despise her american ignorance. Michael Jackson fed them to and look how he ended up. I bet none of them came to his funeral.

    • I applaud her efforts in cultivating the beauty, opulence, and brilliance of Africa. And I’m sure her many daughters do too. Oprah and many others will build a New Africa.

  7. No you wouldn’t Oprah. Hell that’s obvious. You apparently wouldn’t make a good wife either; since Steadman wouldn’t put a “ring on it.” Bringing children into the Hollywood machine, around that environment and lifestyle is something I really wouldn’t subject them to.

  8. Though in spite of my chastising and shade throwing at Oprah in an earlier comment, I do applaud her for at least being honest with herself, when so many women and men alike won’t. From an industry standpoint, a lot of children of entertainers suffer because of their celebrity parents whether it be due to scandal, substance and drug abuse, undiagnosed mental illnesses, celeb parents that ARE the abusers, rich and famous parents hooking up simply for the sake of PR, and lastly; being exposed to a world that no child needs to be exposed to. The worst part are especially those last two. And sadly, most celebrities are way too narcissistic and up their own ass that they fail to consider their children’s well-being in the slightest.
    I imagine being the child of any celebrity has got to be very difficult, and I imagine that many are already left so broken by adulthood that they need years of therapy to unwind.

  9. I think people who don’t have children are selfish…… Children change you….. Unless you don’t want to be changed

    • Anyone who has kids would say that because they hate on people who can do whatever they choose. Which is hateful.

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