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    Posted: Dec 12 2013 at 10:32am
I can't believe O is about to turn 60.


Oprah Winfrey: Why I Never Wanted to Raise Children



Octavia Spencer isn't the only female face of this awards season who is perfectly fine without kids.

Shortly after the Fruitvale Station star revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she's content with the fact that her "eggs are dying on the shelf," Oprah Winfrey spoke to the same magazine and explained that she, too, does not regret a life without her own children.

"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey, 59, told THR. "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."

Winfrey – who, at 14 gave birth to a baby who only lived for a number of weeks – said her attitude towards having more children has essentially been the same since her childhood best friend Gayle King, who's still her best friend today, had very different hopes and dreams.

 
"Gayle [now a mother of two] was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade home ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children," Winfrey explained. "While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King."

Still, Winfrey, one of the richest women on the planet and the first African-American female billionaire – who earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination Wednesday for her scene-stealing work in Lee Daniels' The Butler – said she does have plans to slow down her career.
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I'm not mad at her, at least she is honest about it
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She can adopt me. I am grown and don't need to be raised.
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Originally posted by IslandSuga IslandSuga wrote:

I'm not mad at her, at least she is honest about it
Originally posted by SN2BPHD SN2BPHD wrote:

She can adopt me. I am grown and don't need to be raised.
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or the fact that she had one at 14 due to rape, could be a factor in not wanting future children. Honestly, I thought this was going to be a "deeper" article.

Not every mother is mother/parent material and not every non-mother desires to be a mother.

Please don't let this become a child vs. childless thread.
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She smart and now she needs to clone herself to have her own line.
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i would love to have kids but there's a 50/50 chance i cant...if my uterus decides i cant i'll just be child free no ivf, no adoption
i have a few child free aunts and they have great lives...no man though LOL
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She made the right decision for herself......People who don't want kids for whatever reason should not have kids.....
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I thought it was interesting that she said if she had kids they would hate her.
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her life seems enriched just as well
Auntie O probably gives the best birthday/christmas/achievement presents ever though
Oh, and wasnt she thinking about adopting a girl from Africa awhile back? I thought i may have heard that somewhere...
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