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TODAY   |  December 12, 2013

Oprah: If I had kids, they would hate me

The media mogul opened up about her decision not to have her own children, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “If I had kids, my kids would hate me” because she focused on her career.

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>> big day for oprah . in our next half hour we will learn if she is a golden globe nominee in her role in "the butler." she is opening up about the sacrifices she made in her life. oprah said in "the hollywood reporter " she does regret not having kids because if she did, they would hate her, why? oprah says, 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 have probably been them. i think that's particularly a lot of women who delayed a career. present company included who wondered, okay, can you have it all? i think that adds to that debate. i think matt you said one day parents always believe their kids hate them. then you talk to the kid, they say, no, we are here all the time.

>> parents think they're doing a worse job than they're actually doing. we all do pretty well. i applaud her for her honesty. i do.