In the April issue of Good Housekeeping U.K., the former talk show host and philanthropist reveals that she has no regrets about not having kids of her own — although she gave birth to a baby boy when she was 14 years old. The baby died shortly after birth, before Oprah could bring him home from the hospital.
"I didn't want babies," Oprah tells the magazine. "I wouldn't have been a good mom for babies."
The media mogul, 63, explains that she doesn't have the patience for kids.
"I have the patience for puppies, but that's a quick stage," she says. "When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them."
Oprah shared similar sentiments during a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying if she did have children they would have hated her.
"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," she said.
Although Oprah doesn't have any biological children, she still considers herself to be a mother figure to the "world's children," including the young girls at her South African boarding school, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
"Love knows no boundaries," Oprah tells the U.K. magazine. "It doesn't matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20. If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works."