Legendary American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey has frankly told why she could not get married and have children. So, she becomes the focus of attention once again. Keep reading to learn more.
Oprah Winfrey has been living with her civil husband Stedman Graham for about 20 years. The first news of the engagement of celebrities voiced in 1992 after 6 years the beginning of the relationship. But then the wedding did not take place. The second time Stedman proposed marriage a civil wife in 2013, after a trip to the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela December 15, 2013.
"We have already known each other for a long time. It was a close friendship. And suddenly I realized that I love. We announced the engagement, but then I realized that if the wedding took place, our marriage would be destroyed soon. And I honestly said about this to Stedman. He agreed,"- said 56-year-old Oprah Winfrey.
According to her, Stedman Graham is a man who follows the old traditions. While they friends, he is ready at all times to be together with Oprah.
"But if he becomes my husband, he couldn't put up with this situation. He did not need a wife who was constantly in the spotlight. And he knows it. Therefore, we decided to stay just friends. I appreciate it very much. In my life, there were many betrayals"- shared Oprah Winfrey in an interview with the program «Piers Morgan Tonight» on the TV channel CNN.
She stressed that she would never marry again.
"Because of the other man, like Stedman, I've never found, and with him, we have already decided everything.'
The television diva says she's not one of those women who dreams about putting on a wedding dress, cut the cake, and hear the ringing of the bells in honor of the wedding.
"Anyone else, but not me. So, I'm different, "- accentuated the Oprah Winfrey.
Recently, Oprah wrote on her Twitter: “6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised weren’t invited to my wedding, IT’S NOT TRUE!!”
Stedman was sure that they are kindred spirits with Oprah, and it is time to formalize the marriage. Among other things, the business person wants to be buried next to his beloved Oprah and knows that this is possible only if they are married.
Oprah Winfrey’s childhood
Oprah had a difficult childhood. At the age 14, the future star was pregnant and lost her baby.
"I didn't wait for anything good in my life. And my baby is a fortiori. I would have been either in prison or on the panel, and the child would have been in a shelter. And when I lost the child, the only thing I felt was facilitation. If this had not happened, I would have committed suicide "- frankly told Oprah Winfrey.
But in her subconscious, she never had thoughts about what would have happened if she had a child.
"I knew I was pregnant without love, and not as a result of random coupling, so to say, mistakes of youth. Pregnancy was the result of continuous sexual abuse that I've been subjecting since nine years. And it lasted for 14 years."
The girl was left without a home when her mother found out about the pregnancy. Oprah's mom kicked her out of the house, and she had no choice but to go to live with his father.
"I was not defended. It was a different time. I still remember the scene. I’m standing in front of my dad in the kitchen, and he’s speaking with me about the rules that I must obey, if I want to live with him. First, it is the usual instructions, such as not to miss school, study hard, clean the house, not come later than 10 pm".
And then his words went like a knife:
"And you know I'm better to see that my daughter drowned in the Cumberland River than you will disgrace my name and bring in the lap of an illegitimate bastard!" And I'm standing and listening to all this, knowing that I was pregnant with a bastard! That's a time when I decided to commit suicide. I wanted to drown myself as my father wished, "- says TV star.
One day she drank detergent, but doctors saved her life. Oprah managed to persuade the doctor did not say anything to his father.
"And then, when the fetus has died, doctors have helped me to hide it. The father did not know anything. And I suddenly realized that life had given me a second chance. I returned to school and studied very diligently".
“I was elected chairman of the student council. I won the competition on jurisprudence. I visited from Tennessee youth conference in Washington. You see, by two teenagers from each state, and I am among them?! None of that wouldn't have happened in my life if I had a baby ... ", - said Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey’s motherhood
After the birth of the child at the age of 14 years, Oprah Winfrey can no longer have kids.
"It's a different story. I like children. I consider myself as a good and caring aunt. I also have a nephew. In addition, I am godmother to children Gail (Gayle King) (the closest friend Oprah). You see, she had dreamed of the children from the seventh grade. On the covers of her notebooks, she wrote names which she will give them. And I'm wanted to become the new Martin Luther King in seventh grade!"- confessed Oprah Winfrey.
But the actress is not discouraged and believes that her girls in Africa's Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls sent to her to become her native daughters. Winfrey says it all this way:
"I've never had children, and I did not think to have them. Luckily I already have 152 daughters, expect there will be even 75 next year. It's like a kind of pregnancy.
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I said to their grandmothers, mothers and their families (some girls have lost their parents).
"Your daughters are now my daughters, and I promise you to take care of them."