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Oprah Winfrey REVEALS Secret -- I Have a Sister!

1/24/2011 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey spilled the beans on her big secret today on her show ... she has a long lost sister!

Oprah's Sister
Turns out The Big O has a half-sister named Patricia -- who was put up for adoption at a young age and bounced around foster homes until she was finally adopted at the age of 7. Oprah said her mother Vernita Lee never told her about Patricia.

Oprah, Patricia and her mother were all reunited on the show.

Vernita Lee


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HarlotO'Hara    

Well I guess dead people can make a come back. As I read back in 2003 that Oprah's half-sister Patrica died of an over-dose in a Wisconsin Apartment. So, I mean what the???

Posted at 7:43 AM on Jan 24, 2011 by debbie

yep, you're right.


Had two half siblings from her mother. Her half brother passed away from AIDS in December 1988 and her half sister, Patricia, died under mysterious cir***stances in 2003.

that's from imdb.

1278 days ago
17.

Politico Pablo    

No wonder Oprah has "mother issues". What else has she not told her?

1278 days ago
18.

KSDallas    

#3 - quit spreading your SPAM!!

1278 days ago
19.

karlew    

Imagine finding out Oprah is your sister. KA CHING!!!!!!!!

1278 days ago
20.

pj    

What about the half-sister "Patricia Lloyd" who died from a drug overdose in 2003? Or her half-brother who also died?

1278 days ago
21.

andyoo    

Opera is so cheap trying to use her own sister to get rating.
Do you have to show all your crap to make money?
You are already a billionair!
Next thing you know she will say she is gay too.

1278 days ago
22.

Selebraties Suck    

THIS was the BIG secret? Big Whoop.

1278 days ago
23.

geowhiz    

Oprah should be jealous of her new-found sister. Sis ended up with the bigger boobs.

1278 days ago
24.

Brittany    

well that's great news. i found out i had 3 younger sisters on my dad's side who i'm never known and i was fortunate to meet 4 of my fathers 5 other kids

1278 days ago
25.

V    

What I don't understand is why Oprah Winfrey who supposedly knows Mr. Winfrey is NOT her Biological father seems to completely dismiss who her REAL FATHER is and there was a man who claimed to be her dad who ALSO has other children AND whether this man is her DAD or not, whoever her DAD is raising the DISTINCT possibility(maybe even PROBABILITY) Oprah has more than ONE LONG LOST SISTER.

She seems to operate much like her mother and just tailor whom she WANTS to be FAMILY. Is that responsible conduct? Is that being honest? And ultimately, what does such conduct mean to others and our society as a whole?

Her LONG LOST SISTER was given up for adoption? BUT ended up in FOSTER CARE? HOW did that happen? DIdn't that mean some STATE, (by the way, which one was it - MISSISSIPPI? A neighboring state? Or somewhere else where her mom had lived?) ended up having to pay to care and raise a child who two different families chose not, or in the case of the adopted parents possibly court ordered, to NOT care for her.

I FEEL SORRY for the WOMAN. All the money in the world can't remove what she lived. On the surface shouts GLEEFUL story, but when you look at the actual account and juxipose it with our morays and our efforts to do our best - seems one child didn't get it, did she? HER STORY in my opinion is JUST as important and has the possibility to help us DO BETTER in the FUTURE than Oprah's choice to follow in her mother's footsteps, IMO.

1278 days ago
26.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

now they can all go on a diet togather and save the planet from tipping over and causing global warming

1278 days ago
27.

Pinky    

This is a different Patricia, apparently. And this sister's children lived. Oprah's child died. That's when their lives diverged most dramatically. Funny (not ha-ha funny) how the world works.

1278 days ago
28.

KSDallas    

IMBD does say her 1/2 sister Patricia died in 2003. So is this the same sister or did she have two 1/2 sisters named Patricia?? Come on TMZ - I expect you to uncover the truth...

1278 days ago
29.

squeakermama    

Nothing like exploding a very private and personal matter to up the rates.

1278 days ago
30.

BigP    

That woman's name isn't Patricia its Nell Carter. I thought she died tho....

1278 days ago
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