65-year-old billionaire mogul, Oprah Winfrey has revealed she doesn’t have regrets about never getting married or having kids.
In an interview with People Magazine for its Women Changing the World issue, Oprah Winfrey revealed she once considered marriage and motherhood, however, due to the demands of her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” she had to sacrifice.
“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,”
“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.” Oprah said.
Oprah’s longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham, 68, also agrees that being married would have changed their relationship.
“Both he and I now say, ‘If we had married, we would not be together, no question about it.” she said.
Looking back, she says she made the right decision.
“I 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 said. “Those girls fill that maternal fold that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill I’m overflowed with maternal,” she added.