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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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TMZ couldn't come up with a better poll question like:
Should Oprah forgive her mom for not telling them keeping them apart all these years?

The sister apparently got all the selflessness in the family. Oprah was sure to keep it all about usual. Oprah only gives money and trips away when the cameras are around.

1178 days ago


Hey wait a minute ! I'm adopted!

could O.W.N. be my bio mom ? anyways i was told all black folks knew each other , seems like it took her a long time to find this out, wtf.

Sounds like an Oprah ploy to get millions of $ of free publicity for her , I OWN IT bit*ches Network.

1178 days ago

greg taylor    

you can tell thier sisters they have the same dietician

1178 days ago


Now that the Oprah channel is failing so miserably, Oprah has to stay relevant somehow. Guess revealing this long known about, long lost sister waas the perfect thing to get her some headlines.

1178 days ago


Everyone knows Oprah kicks family to the curb. Oprah's just using the women for the show.

1178 days ago


Being an adoptee, this is really touching. The integrity not to go to the press, good for her.

I should write to her and see if she would's tough finding someone with only a first name and a picture.

1178 days ago


She chose to reveal this so called secret because of ratings nothing more.

Ratings = money , some say she might not care about money, that is a lie, everyone cares about money.

1178 days ago


I hope Oprah is not exploiting her sister, because her sister has known since 2007 and didn't try to exploit Oprah...protected her, Wow...Oprah. Foster care till she was 7....

1178 days ago


I see the resemblance .... and she nice and curvy too :-D

1178 days ago


It's kinda like Mister's father said of Shug Avery's multifarious children in "The Color Purple":

It's all triflin' and confused.

1178 days ago

crazy christmas pie    

if the girl was legally adopted at 7, this woman is not her sister--ok biological--but she can't just disregard this woman's parents (adoptive) as though they don't matter. This is another example of selfish Opera House looking out for herself (worry about ratings much?)

1178 days ago

Molly's Mom    

Who gives a rats a$$? I am so sick of Oprah's high faluttin ways this only makes me more sick of her.

1178 days ago


I wonder what else Oprah has up her sleeve! ;-P

1178 days ago


And this is news why? Her mother was some piece of work! This is nothing more than a rating grabber, hardly sensational since it happens to people every day. Wait till the final show, she'll save coming out of the closet for that one, or maybe Stedman is her OTHER long lost tranny sister!

1178 days ago


Oprah's Big Secret: Its her half sister who is gay and has been sleeping with Gale, not her.

1178 days ago
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