Last night on CNN, talk show host Oprah Winfrey gave in my opinion one of her most personal interviews and opened up about her life growing up and of all things “being pregnant” ..YES PREGNANT! Oprah admitted that she had a baby when she was 14, but she lost the baby.
She spoke about her feelings and how her father impacted her in saying:
“Getting pregnant was a result of bad choices, not having boundaries, sexual abuse from the time I was 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13,” said Oprah.
Oprah revealed her shame to Piers after learning of the pregnancy and the suicidal thoughts that came. She even tried to drink laundry detergent in attempt to abort the baby herself. (Wow!)
When Oprah was pregnant she went to Nashville to live with her father in Nashville and that made her feel worst, “I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and the indecency of an illegitimate child.”
She then “hid the pregnancy until her swollen ankles and belly gave her away.” A few weeks later, the baby died in the hospital.
Another shocking revelation was that Oprah said she “had no connection…” to the baby and viewed the death as a blessing in disguise. “When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance.”
After watching this it lets you know being on top can cost a lot and celebrities do not have it all as people thing they do. Just as we are they are human beings at the end of the day and are not perfect.
How do you feel about Oprah opening up do you think she should have or not ? Why?