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Oprah Tells Piers Morgan About The Child She Lost And Her Suicidal Thoughts + YBF's "BET Honors 2011" Red Carpet Footage

Last night Oprah Winfrey sat down with CNN's newest talk show host Piers Morgan to kick off his new show and chat about her OWN Network, her career in television and also discuss some personal tragedies like the loss of her child. 

Get the deets inside plus find out how some of our YBF celebs give back to the community when TheYBF.com hits the red carpet at "BET Honors 2011."

 

 

Oprah Winfrey sat down for a deeply personal interview with CNN's Piers Morgan and one of the most shocking topics on the table was the child she tried to abort and eventually lost when she was 14.

“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 then revealed to Piers the shame she felt 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.

And when a pregnant Oprah went to live with her father, things only got worse when he told her, “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.”

Interesting take on it. 

Watch the video here:

 

 

Last week, The YBF.com hit up the red carpet at "BET Honors 2011" and spoke to Tank, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Keyshia Cole, and Gabrielle Union about their committment to community service and how they pay it forward. 

Watch the video here:

 

 

 
Video/Editing-- Justin Dean/www.HUReaction.com/Kiara/Angela

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Oprah is uncaring to not feel

Oprah is uncaring to not feel for her own child's death no matter what!! This child was after years of abuse she slept around on her own! It was not from rape! I saw a show she told this herself! She also tried to abort which say it all! I don't care what age you are you are to be compassionate to children and she lost that vital character reference! It is not all about you when your expecting it is about someone who depends on you and needs your love and protection which she failed to provide! Her Dad should have said, " He would rather his kids made good choices for the unborn that to worry about self first"! I was a divorced single Mom with two babies no family help and i did well! There is also adoption if Oprah could not care for the child! That is no answer but better than killing a child! Studies prove you can miscarry if your stressed and don't want the child! What kind of life does Oprah have now? No posterity and money can't buy you that! She lost far more than she will ever gain by loosing that baby! He just wanted him MOM! Think about him first!
Jan's picture

Geezze ppl leave oprah alone

Geezze ppl leave oprah alone is it her fault she got abouse raped no its not it was never her choice and if you had a child at 14 would you want it if you dont thats what she had to deal with she is the most famouse and inspringi african american SO JUST LEAVE HER ALONE aAND STOPY SAYING BALCK AND NIGGAS say african american and STOP HATING OPRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (^^^)
Anonymous's picture

*abuse

*abuse
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Anonys's picture

i'm pro choice and i

i'm pro choice and i understand that sometimes people can get pregnant at the wrong time but to loose a baby and not feel hurt and actually feel good about it is just plain wrong oprah your looking like a devil in disguise! The baby probably wouldve lived if you aint do stupid stuff trying to kill it
Anonymous's picture

the pro choice movement

the pro choice movement didn't even apply to black people in 1950's Mississippi...so shut the hell up with that dumb shit you talking? A rape of a child is the most heinous of acts....not a bad choice or "getting pregnant at the wrong time". There is no right time to be pregnant after a rape at age 9. Really? Your dumb ass can't wrap your head around someone being "emotionally disconnected" from a baby at 14 years old as the result of a rape? The devil in this equation is the rapist and to some extent you and your ignorant, uninformed comments! An unwanted child mother is expected to what....give a baby something she isn't equipped to give because number 1 it was never given to her and number 2...children were not meant to be mothers....that is why they are children. The whole point of Roe v. Wade was to give an option to the one victim in society who has no options....the rape victim. Pro choice just gives irresponsible people a get out of jail card when the sex was consensual yet they don't want to face the music....I feel sorry for any baby born to someone who can't or won't for any reason love and nurture it.
Anonymous's picture

HELLO PEOPLE! Oprah DID NOT

HELLO PEOPLE! Oprah DID NOT have an abortion OR miscarriage, she had the very sad misfortune (even if she doesn't regard it as one) of giving birth to a child and it dying 2 WEEKS later. She talked about it on her show with Jessica Coleman back 2006. She said then while she was confessing to her dad she was pregnant the STRESS of that brought her into an early labour and the baby died. Very tragic, so save your pro life speech for a time when its actually relevant
Princess's picture

HELLO PEOPLE! Oprah DID NOT

HELLO PEOPLE! Oprah DID NOT have an abortion OR miscarriage, she had the very sad misfortune (even if she doesn't regard it as one) of giving birth to a child and it dying 2 WEEKS later. She talked about it on her show with Jessica Coleman back 2006. She said then while she was confessing to her dad she was pregnant the STRESS of that brought her into an early labour and the baby died. Very tragic, so save your pro life speech for a time when its actually relevant
Princess's picture

Former crack smoker and

Former crack smoker and prositute Oprah Windfrey just keeps proving she was born a damn skank. She sits in judgment of the young and black but this whore is trash. How dare you judge anyone. They love you because of your money but you are nothing with or without money!
yuck Oprah's picture

You are judging Oprah! And

You are judging Oprah! And Everyone has a PAST and from a PAST whether its good or bad you are given a chance to redeem yourself! Regarding her comment about the baby that ws a truthful statement that from someone who has went through that So its not for you to understand or get mad @! I understood what she meant! Not everyone is meant to be a mother and You should be glad when someone realizes that before tey bring a child in this world!
Anonymous's picture

I agree with your comment

I agree with your comment everyone has a past and it's all about trying to be better, she has done a lot of good on this earth, and so what if she decided not to be a mother thats a choice of hers that we should respect, too many times i've seem mothers abandon and can't even take care of their kids or even have to many(octomom). Sometimes we as people spends too much time dwelling on what was wrong with someone instead of what good they do.. I feel that people do that because they are not satisfied with their life or just jealous. Not everyone will ike her but if your going to dislike someone make it be for a good reason not based on arrogance.
Anonymous's picture

omg she is so selfish & cold

omg she is so selfish & cold hearted. she has no remorse. maybe that baby could have lived if she wouldnt have done "stupid things" youbg girls probably watched this intervw & thought "its ok to kill my baby" wow! i know money is great & all but dayum. im pro-choice & would love to be wealthy, & having a baby at that time was not the best choice, but..i guess let god b the judge.
tosha 's picture

can all of you who have a

can all of you who have a problem with black and white just shut the hell up! this is 2011! racism is outdated!!! stop giving the concept of racism more attention than it deserves! stop seeing the colour, embrace the PEOPLE! every single story on YBF and y'all are shooting your trap about being black or white!!! Enough!!!!!
Cynthia's picture

i like O. even more after the

i like O. even more after the interview...and whatever Dwade is doing to Gabby...keep on doing that she has found more than a black dress in her closet, that's like when Justice wore something besides black in Poetic Justice http://natoyaebony.blogspot.com/
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She did not have an

She did not have an abortion....she had a MISCARRIAGE! It was God's will. He showed that he had a better plan than her living as a single and poor mother. Everything happens for a reason.
the truth's picture

She did not have an

She did not have an abortion....she had a MISCARRIAGE! It was God's will. He showed that he had a better plan than her living as a single and poor mother. Everything happens for a reason.
the truth's picture

She did not have an

She did not have an abortion....she had a MISCARRIAGE! It was God's will. He showed that he had a better plan than her living as a single and poor mother. Everything happens for a reason.
the truth's picture

She did not have an

She did not have an abortion....she had a MISCARRIAGE! It was God's will. He showed that he had a better plan than her living as a single and poor mother. Everything happens for a reason.
the truth's picture

she doesn't have that child

she doesn't have that child anymore but at least she has her dogs?
Anonymous's picture

I so understand what Oprah is

I so understand what Oprah is saying about your baby - I had a miscarriage and sometimes I feel like people expect me to feel sorrow about it when I felt relief as it was just a bad time in my life to be pregnant.
Hibiscus Rose's picture

Indeed not having that baby

Indeed not having that baby gave Oprah another chance...I am all about women choosing or not choosing to give birth to a child. I chose to get rid of my child and I dont regret it at all and I know when I am ready to have another kid I will.
makeup's picture

You are sick "get rid of".

You are sick "get rid of".
Hoodrats make me sick's picture

The fact that she said "got

The fact that she said "got rid of" is precisely why getting abortion was the right decision for her. For a lot of girls (myself included) having a baby wouldn't be happy miraculous happy occasion. I know a lot of people that had no business being parents, but had their kids anyway.
Flohno's picture

so murdering an infant is a

so murdering an infant is a "right decision" Hmm.. never viewed it in that light. "or a lot of girls (myself included) having a baby wouldn't be happy miraculous happy occasion" Then maybe a lot of girls and (yourself included) should learn to STOP being animals and STOP having sex unless your married. That's the best "protection" you can get.
Josue's picture

ok. well there are couples

ok. well there are couples out there that would love to have a child that cannot conceive, why not make one of them happy by giving them a child you don't want? wait let me guess...you could never give up your child after carrying it for 9 months. that is why abortion is selfish. what you want to get rid of or throw away someone else would love unconditionally. here's a tip, put a condom on and take birth control and then you'd be less likely to need to resort to an abortion. if all else fails abstain.
Anonymous's picture

Wow "get rid off" such harsh

Wow "get rid off" such harsh and sickening words about a life that you could have given to a couple that would have loved and cared for him or her.
Anonymous's picture

Wow "get rid off" such harsh

Wow "get rid off" such harsh and sickening words about a life that you could have given to a couple that would have loved and cared for him or her.
Anonymous's picture

Look with all the children we

Look with all the children we already have in foster care hoping and waiting to be adopted and "loved". Currently we have too many children that have been in foster care most of their lives whether given up, abandoned, or mistreated....and who is paying for them? The government, and who pays the government? US...taxpayers! I believe stongly in pro-choice...some people should never be parents...would I ever do it? No. I'm married, happy, and I love children. Alot of women these days are trying to be independent so they do not ever have to depend on anyone. I did not choose that path and struggled for a while. Technology might be the "IN" thing but it is not 100%...do not blame pregnancy on ALL the women...men take part in that also ( a huge part) and sometimes the birth control fails...these days have changed...everyone is having relations....time does change...if it didn't we still be stuck being servants to men and bearing children and tending to the house....we would not have this new technology or anything. Yes, I believe to protect yourself but have your OWN personal choice to bear children and to bear arms....And not all babies would have a happy life. Alot of newborns each year are born into suffering their entire life and never understanding their world. Would you really want to bring a child into the world just to suffer and not survive indepently? Give me a break! You wouldn't.
Anonymous's picture

Why is Gabrielle Union

Why is Gabrielle Union encouraging people to start a non-profit? That stupid because that is not meant for everyone to do. ONLY if it is your calling to do so?
Natasha Moniques's picture

Why does people think Oprah

Why does people think Oprah owe the black community something because she don't she worked hard for what she has. I get angry when black people say she don't do things for us why? i think that is one of our problems we are always looking for some one to do something for us do something for your self it will make you feel good and than you will understand her better.
Anonymous's picture

FUCK OPRAH AND YOU TOO! THIS

FUCK OPRAH AND YOU TOO! THIS UGLY BI-SEXUAL BITCH ALWAYS HAS A PROBLEM. WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT HER LIFE! BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. ONLY WHITE PEOPLE.
rene's picture

Stop buying into the false

Stop buying into the false stereotype used to divide and conquer blacks - whites are always looking for a hand out or an opportunity as it is called more than blacks. You're such a darf person to believe in the above stereotype.
Hibiscus Rose's picture

Thank you!

Thank you!
Suchalady's picture

THANK YOU! I am so sick of

THANK YOU! I am so sick of fake N*ggas. They do more harm to the black community than anyone else could. In fact, they are dangerous to the black community.
Ann Droid's picture

Most black people I know do

Most black people I know do do for themselves. Stereotypical much?
Ann Droid's picture

She didn't have an

She didn't have an abortions!!! And so it's a blessing the baby die! It was God will!! No child should be born into the conditions she was living in! Thank you for second chances.
Nana's picture

Oprah don't owe nobody shit,

Oprah don't owe nobody shit, she made it on her own you might try doing the same damn thing. Everybody is not gonna be a star come on now get your own shine...AS MUCH AS YOU CAN GET!
Karlee's picture

When you have a child at 14

When you have a child at 14 and it dies, it is a second chance!! Hello you shouldn't even be having s£x at 14. I had extremly strict parents, curfew at 10pm? at 14 I could just go to school and come home, that was it! Piers doing a good job, good to see another talented brit
lambdahling's picture

sexual abuse... did your

sexual abuse... did your strict parents teach you any compassion for people not as emotionally secure and wealthy as you... Get off your high horse
Anonymous's picture

I agree one should not be

I agree one should not be having sex at 14. American kids become sexually active very young, which is sad.
Georgia's picture

Have you both forgotten she

Have you both forgotten she was sexually abused as a child? Have you forgotten what life was like back then, not just for African Americans but for women? She could have been significantly more worse off for the circumstances she was born into. Read her biography before you go casting stones. This has nothing to do with being American. Its really ridiculous how people blame everything on being an American. Newsflash: America is a country of diversity that is composed of people who immigrated her from other countries, as well as native people. Life is hard. We are all challenged at times and sometimes people make mistakes. We are all a product of our environments. I nor you are perfect. All we can do is try to be better. I dont care much for Oprah, but I will not sit here and judge her for the decisions she made as a child. Because that's exactly what she was. You shouldn't either. Try thinking about how far she has come since that tragedy.
Anonymous's picture

Thank you! Very well put.

Thank you! Very well put. Alot of foreigners bash our country "Americans are stupid" Americans are this and that. Yet, America was built on immigration. There wouldn't be much of an America without mistakes of past explorers. Everyone makes mistakes that is how mostly everything was created....the wheel was probably a mistakes that turned into an invention of a life time. Thank you for sharing in a whole different light. Oprah is still human ,a rich one, but still human and acts as a human. When she was a child she acted as one. She was scared just like many many teenagers are today that mistakes happen and find out they are expecting. Past is past and now is current and present and the future may be predicted, but it is not a known fact. That was not Oprah's time for it...leave the WOMAN alone...remember she still is one. We already have too many children in care and not adopted and many more added everyday. Why have them then give them up to suffer in agony and loneless and unaccepted and to have a questionable life full of holes and wonders, regrets, shame, gulit, and sadness?
Anonymous's picture

Ahh I didnt mean Oprah having

Ahh I didnt mean Oprah having s£x at 14! i just meant genrally nowdays kids are having s£x so young. I am from the u.k so its the same thing. I know she was abused, so its not like she had a choice Thats why Oprah is so inspiring, to have come from where she did and achieve what she has is incredible
lambdahling's picture

God bless that dead child and

God bless that dead child and I hope he is living a great life in heaven!
Anonymous's picture

Death of a child should never

Death of a child should never be viewed as a 2nd chance,i don't think she's happy aboout it but it sure does sounds like she's grateful it happened.Ijs
Anonymous me's picture

Really?! Why should it

Really?! Why should it "never" be viewed as a 2nd chance? I can think of many circumstances where it could be.
Anonymous's picture

I'm sick of hearing about her

I'm sick of hearing about her life and her baby dying and Gayle and Stedman and anything else that she has talked about for years. She needs to talk about why she does not endorse any black journalists or authors or doctors. And why almost everybody except Gayle who has a show on her network is white. She's a phoney self serving azz in my opinion. The fact that she is extravagantly wealthy should not give her a pass for this obvious slight of her own people. Dr. Phil? Come on!
Anonymous's picture

Then stop reading about it

Then stop reading about it you idiot.
Anonymous's picture

Then stop reading about it

Then stop reading about it you idiot.
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