Oprah Winfrey may have saved a lot of families and taken care of a lot of people over the past 30 years she's been on television, but kids have always been out of the question.

The world's most famous talk-show host has admitted that her immensely busy high-flying career has meant that bringing up children would've been almost impossible. The 59-year-old has been in a relationship with businessman Stedman Graham since 1986 and, although the pair were engaged at one point, they never made it down the aisle; getting round to starting a family, thus, was never on the cards.

'If I had kids, my kids would hate me', she admitted to The Hollywood Reporter. '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.' As a teenager, she was too busy thinking about making a difference in the world and helping people en masse to worry about where she was going to find time to settle down - unlike her long time best friend Gayle King

'Gayle was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children', she recalls. 'While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King.'

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