Oprah Winfrey Reveals Why She Never Had Children

The media mogul gets candid about her decision to not become a mother.
3:00 | 12/12/13

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Let's move on to oprah. And her startling revelation about motherhood and children. She said it was never a dream of hers and opens up about why. Abc's aditi roy. How are you doing, josh? Reporter: From red carpet to magazine covers, oprah winfrey seems to have it all. Just this week, the megamogul was nominated for a screen actors guild award, for her role in "the butler." Everything you want and everything you have is because of that butler. Reporter: But the tv icon, actress and humanitarian, is not a mother. And now, a stunning confession. The billionaire who has been with long-time love steadman graham for decades, tells "the hollywood reporter" she doesn't revetgret not having kids. She said, if I had kids way back, those kids would grow up and be on a show like my talk show was and have to talk about how screwed up they are. Reporter: In the article, oprah, who at 14 gave birth to a baby who lived for a few weeks, said if I had kids, my kids would hate me. Because something would have had to suffer and it would have probably been them. While her best friend had childhood dreams about having kids, I was having daydreams how I could be martin luther king. She enjoys being a mother figure to the girls in her leadership academy in south africa. I'll tell you what brought the greatest happiness. Being able to step into the mother role and be a real mother, friend, companion, adviser, comforter. I didn't know I would love it so much. She considers those girls her kids. She said, this all was meant to be. I am ready for light blast. Reporter: The iconic role model has plenty of wisdom to pass on to her girls and the world. You can't listen to the naysayers. You have to hold on to what it is you really want to do. Reporter: Aditi roy, abc news, los angeles.

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