Once Oprah's network talk show went off the air, however, things changed - a little. She began to open up about her choice not to have kids and stated that it was a deliberate decision that she feels very comfortable with. When asked how she feels about not having children, she said:
Really good. No regrets whatsoever. Gayle grew up writing the names of her would-be children, making little hearts and putting children's names in them. Never occurred to me to do that. I never had a desire. And I don't think I could have this life and have children. One of the lessons I've learned from doing the show is just how much sacrifice and attention is required to do the job of mothering well. Nothing in my background prepared or trained me to do that. So I don't have any regrets about it at all. And I do feel like I am a mother in a broader sense—to a generation of viewers who've grown up with me.In this interview with Barbara Walters, Oprah discusses her decision at the 7:30 mark. Note how Barbara dropped the "regret" bingo on her.
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