Winfrey opens up about teen pregnancy, miscarriage

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LONDON - Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey candidly opened up about her teen pregnancy admitting she was relieved to have suffered a miscarriage as she had no connection with the baby.

Winfrey confessed that she knew that she became pregnant because of “bad choices and not having boundaries and the abuse, sexual abuse, from the time I was nine”, reports

“I knew then that when I lost that baby, for whom I had no connection to whatsoever… I was 14 years old and felt nothing but just, OK, relieved, because I thought before the baby was born, I’m gonna have to kill myself,” Winfrey told Piers Morgan on his CNN talk show.

“My mother said you can’t stay here, so I had to move to live with my father in Nashville,” she said.

However, she kept her pregnancy from her traditionalist father.

Winfrey recalled: “My father, as a part of his decree about what’s gonna go on in this house… said to me… ‘These are the rules of the house, you are gonna obey the rules; you have a 10 o’clock curfew and 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.

“He’s saying that to me and I know that I am pregnant.”

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