Oprah Winfrey has lead a full and successful life. She has a magazine, television show, her own television network, is fully involved with charities and has a long term relationship with Stedman Graham, which has outlasted many marriages. The one thing that she did not do in life was have children and she says that she is okay with that.
Recently, actress Octavia Spencer said that she never had children and was perfectly okay with it. Oprah then came out in an interview with Fruitvale Station, the same magazine that Octavia had done her interview with and said that she too was not one to sit and be sad that she never had children of her own. She said that if she had ever had kids, they probably would have hated her. She understood that she was far too busy with her career and knows that the kids probably would have ended up suffering for it and then resenting her for it.
At the age of 14 Oprah had gotten pregnant and had a baby, but it only lived for a few short weeks. After that she decided that children were not something that she saw in her future. She wanted to be a successful career woman. She was the complete opposite of her best friend Gayle King who Oprah said was the girl that would daydream about having a family one day and already had her children’s names picked out in high school.
Even though she does not have children to take care of at this point Oprah said that she is going to be slowing down her career. She wants to move to Montecito, a small affluent area in California, by the time she is 60. She recently had a huge yard sale, reportedly selling over $600,000 worth of stuff, and gave the money to charity. She is excited to move on to the next chapter in her life.