Last night I caught Barbara Walters interview with Oprah. Along with dispelling silly rumors that have been floating around that she is a lesbian, I was pleasantly surprised that she talked about why she never had kids.
In 2000 I came so close to being on Oprah…The reason she ultimately did not have me on her show when Families of Two came out? I was told that she decided she did not want to talk about why she had no kids. She has said that the girls at her African school are her kids, but has not said much personally about it over the years. But last night she did give a few details….
She basically says she did not have them because her professional life was so demanding it would not have been fair to her kid. Walters even opened up about how she had problems with her daughter, as Barbara was gone a lot when she was growing up.
Oprah’s message is that her professional life really has come first. She might have had a desire to have a child (she was less clear about this), but one thing she did know is that bringing a child into the kind of life it would mean for the child would not have been in the best interest of the child.
A nice example of making a responsible decision about having children!
The interview is worth the watch – She is quite a person!