Popular media personality, Oprah Winfrey has shared why she has not bothered to have children or get married to her man, Stedman Graham, who she has been with for 33 years.
The accomplished media mogul got engaged to her long-time partner Stedman Graham in 1992. Though they are still together, they never got married or had kids.
Chatting with People magazine recently, Oprah disclosed that she has no regrets over deciding to not marry or have children.
Her words, “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.”
Oprah added that she decided against having children because she witnessed “the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother”
“I realised, ‘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,'” Winfrey said.
“I don’t have the ability to compartmentalise 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.”
“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.
“Both he and I now say, ‘If we had married, we would not be together’.
“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.”
“I have not had one regret about my decision.”
Hmmm..Well, she is a mum to kids all over the world already.
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