Oprah Winfrey has amassed a $2.9 billion fortune, had a nationally syndicated talk show last for 25 years and basically has it all, except children. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the iconic mogul explains how her ambition prevented her from having children.
Oprah admits that while her best friend and mother of two Gayle King was picking the names of her future children, she was having “daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King.” This unwavering passion and her subsequent decades of success are the primary reasons Oprah has never had children:
They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them.
Today (December 12th), the full list of nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes were announced and surprisingly Lee Daniels’ The Butler was completely shut out. The Hollywood Reporter interview happened months before the nominations were announced, however Oprah sensed Hollywood was still not keen to her even after her critically acclaimed performance in The Butler:
That’s the reality of being 59 and female, not to mention a woman of color.
The 71st annual Golden Globes will take place on January 12th.