For decades, Winfrey kept her pregnancy a secret, until a relative sold the story to a tabloid in 1990 for ,000."Only my family and closest friends knew." she told the .In 1958, when Franklin was 16, she had her second son, Edward.Bristol Palin made waves in 2008 when it was revealed she was pregnant at 17, despite coming from a conservative Christian Republican family.
Though their paths were challenging and nontraditional, they each, in their own way, overcame adversity and beat the odds to make an impact on the next generation.
She also had daughter Neva at 23 and son Viktor at 25 with Portman.
She's since become a mom two more times with partner Antoine Arnault, giving birth to son Maxim at age 32 and son Roman at 34.
Winfrey had feared the truth would damage the career she'd worked so hard to achieve.
"I imagined that every person on the street was going to point their finger at me and scream, 'Pregnant at 14, you wicked girl…expelled! For 20 years, I had been expecting a reaction that never came." Though Winfrey has no biological children, she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of children at risk, particularly young girls.