Winfrey Reveals Secret Sister!

By on 24 January, 2011



For those of you who read my blogroll over the weekend, you might have read about Oprah Winfrey‘s big secret? Well…her secret is out – she has long lost sister!


The chatshow queen announced on Friday last week (21st January 2011) she would start this week by making a personal confession during ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show‘.

On the programme, due to air in the U.S. this afternoon (24th January 2011), the TV mogul opens up about her family history and reveals she has a secret half-sister called Patricia, who was given up for adoption by Winfrey‘s mother, Vernita Lee, in 1963 when the star was nine years old.

Winfrey says:

“I was nine years old at the time of (Patricia’s adoption), living with my father in Nashville, Tennessee. I had no idea my mother was even pregnant….

“For the most part, my life has been an open book and on the show I think I’ve seen about everything. And I thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but let me tell you I was wrong.”


Patricia, from Milwaukee, is said to have found out about her famous sibling in 2007, while Winfrey learned about her relative in November 2010. The two met for the first time over the Thanksgiving holiday, while Winfrey, Patricia and their mother were all reunited on the show.


Time to get your hankies out!

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