Oprah Winfrey, 63, might be great at a number of things but being a good mum is not one of them, at least that is what she believes.
“I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies. I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a quick stage! But this is so rewarding.”
The TV queen once lost a premature baby she had when she was 14 and since then she’s never tried to have any again. She has, however, made herself matron to a number of girls through her charity work. She founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school in South Africa which houses 172 girls and she said during the interview that she wouldn’t have her life any other way.
“It is more rewarding than I would ever have imagined. I was doing this to help them, but it has brought a light to my life that I can’t explain… 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.”
She continued: “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.”