While Oprah Winfrey is busy having the most fulfilling professional life in history, people are still asking her why she didn’t have children. (Come on, guys, give it a rest.)
But because the A Wrinkle in Time star has more patience than we do, she settled the matter once and for all (politely, we might add) in a recent interview.
Winfrey spoked candidly with Good Housekeeping U.K. about her decision to not start a family, saying, “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!”
The host and actress did give birth to a son after being sexually abused at 14, but he died in the hospital several weeks later. Instead of seeking motherhood on her own terms, Winfrey opted to found the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007 and is now a mother to the 172 girls who currently attend the school.