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Entertainment Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Chose Not to Marry or Have Kids: 'I Don't Have Regrets'

02:40  10 october  2019
02:40  10 october  2019 Source:   people.com

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Oprah Winfrey doesn’ t have regrets about how she ’s lived her life. The 65-year-old billionaire mogul opens up about not marrying and not having children It is why , throughout my years, I have had the highest regard for women who choose to be at home [with] their kids , because I don ’ t know how you

Oprah Winfrey doesn’ t have regrets about how she ’s lived her life. The 65-year-old billionaire mogul opens up about not marrying and not having children It is why , throughout my years, I have had the highest regard for women who choose to be at home [with] their kids , because I don ’ t know how you

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t have regrets about how she’s lived her life.

Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham are posing for a picture: Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Chose Not to Marry or Have Kids: 'I Don't Have Regrets'© Provided by Meredith Corporation Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Chose Not to Marry or Have Kids: 'I Don't Have Regrets'

The 65-year-old billionaire mogul opens up about not marrying and not having children in this week’s issue of PEOPLE which celebrates extraordinary Women Changing the World.

Winfrey, who met her longtime partner Stedman Graham at a charity event in 1986, tells PEOPLE she once did think of becoming a mother after she and Graham, 68, became engaged.

“At one point in Chicago I had bought an additional apartment because I was thinking, ‘Well, if we get married, I’m going to need room for children,'” says Winfrey.

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And Oprah Winfrey , 63, says she has no regrets over not having children with her partner of thirty years Stedman Graham, because she doesn' t have the 'patience'. The star famously founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school in South Africa which opened in

1. Oprah Winfrey . Academy Award winner? In her personal life, the comedian prefers her four-legged dependents over the idea of having kids , as she explained to Good Housekeeping. "The fact is that I have chosen not to have children because I believe the children who are already here

While that never came to be, Winfrey did say she saw “the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother” during her years on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham are posing for a picture: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham | Paul R. Giunta/Getty© Paul R. Giunta/Getty Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham | Paul R. Giunta/Getty

“I realized, ‘Whoa, I’m talking to a lot of messed-up people, and they are messed up because they had mothers and fathers who were not aware of how serious that job is,'” she says. “I don’t have the ability to compartmentalize the way I see other women do. It is why, throughout my years, I have had the highest regard for women who choose to be at home [with] their kids, because I don’t know how you do that all day long. Nobody gives women the credit they deserve.”

She continues, “I used to think about this all the time, that I was working these 17-hour days, and so were my producers, and then I go home and I have my two dogs and I have Stedman, who’s letting me be who I need to be in the world. He’s never demanding anything from me like, ‘Where’s my breakfast? Where’s my dinner?’ Never any of that, which I believed would have changed had we married.”

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Conrad revealed that she was expecting her second bundle of joy in April. She made the announcement by sharing a picture of herself cradling her baby bump while wearing a floral dress. Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Chose Not to Marry or Have Kids : ' I Don ' t Have Regrets '.

Oprah explained why she decided to forgo having children, and I wouldn' t have been a good mom for babies," Oprah told Good Housekeeping. " I don ' t have the "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

Jenna Dewan Tatum, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry are posing for a picture© Provided by Meredith Corporation

“Both he and I now say, ‘If we had married, we would not be together,'” she adds. “No question about it — we would not stay married, because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it.”

It remains a decision that she stands by.

“I have not had one regret about that. I also believe that part of the reason why I don’t have regrets is because I got to fulfill it in the way that was best for me: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa,” she says. “Those girls fill that maternal fold that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill — I’m overflowed with maternal.”

For the rest of the five moments that changed Winfrey’s life — including what she says about her relationship with Stedman Graham — pick up the new issue of PEOPLE!

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