Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been pretty open in the previous on why she did not have any kids.
In a new interview with Very good Housekeeping UK, she mentioned that she presently mentors 172 girls, who use "my residence as their house base" and that is more than sufficient for the icon.
"It is a lot more rewarding than I would ever have imagined. I was doing this to assist them, but it has brought a light to my life that I can’t explain," she said of the Leadership Academy she champions. "For me it was perfect, simply because I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mum for babies. I do not have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a swift stage! But this is so rewarding."
She continued, "When persons had been pressuring me to get married and have youngsters, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, due to the fact I feel like I am a mother to the world’s kids. Really like knows no boundaries."
She expressed a related sentiment to The Hollywood Reporter in 2013: "If I had youngsters, my youngsters would hate me."
"They would have ended up on the equivalent of the 'Oprah' show speaking about me since some thing [in my life] would have had to endure and it would've almost certainly been them," she mentioned.
In the new interview, Winfrey also spoke about her life-lengthy battle with weight and food.
"[My weight] has been the go-to comfort for me. You use it as your coat and your shield, and it keeps you from doing issues. You don’t have to go to that party due to the fact you don’t have a dress to put on and nothing is going to fit you. But the fantastic thing for me is that I reached a point exactly where I no longer wanted to hide," she said.
Earlier this year, Winfrey revealed she's lost 42 pounds on Weight Watchers, which she is also an investor of.
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