Oprah’s Family Secret Revealed: She Has A Sister!

January 24, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment
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Unless you live under a rock, Oprah had some pretty big news to talk about on her show today.

After days of speculation, anticipation and wonder, Oprah’s secret was revealed: Oprah Winfrey has a long lost half-sister.

Keep reading for more details on today’s exciting news!

Apparently, when the talk show host was just nine years old, her mother secretly gave up a child for adoption. Forty-eight years later, the two sisters found each other and were finally reunited. This happened last November but, like any good ratings queen, Oprah wanted to wait for the perfect moment to put their reunion on air.

According to Pink Is The New Blog:

Oprah Winfrey says she’s learned she has a half-sister she never knew about. Winfrey announced on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired on Monday that a Milwaukee woman named Patricia discovered that the two were half-sisters. The woman says she had been searching for years for the identity of the mother who gave her up for adoption in 1963. She says she learned in 2007 that Winfrey was her half-sister.

You’ll see if you watched the show, that Oprah didn’t even know her mom was pregnant. She was living with her father at the time.

Oprah says: “What is so extraordinary is they have known this secret since 2007… She never once thought to go to the press. She never once thought to sell this story.”

I’m sure Oprah is over the moon to add a member to her family. But can you imagine the shock it must have been for Patricia to learn that her own flesh and blood is one of the richest and most generous women in the world! I hope Oprah helps her out like she’s helped out so many loyal fans over the years.

Watch a clip from today’s big reveal:

Let’s just hope the media doesn’t try and dig up any dirt on the new sister in an effort to turn something sweet into something sour, for the sake of ratings.

See what others are saying about Oprah’s news of a long, lost half-sister today:


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  1. I had a feeling there would be some long-lost family member!

  2. Oh my god! imagine being like “I have a sister that I never knew about… and it’s Oprah!

  3. Well, Patricia must feel like she just won the lottery, eh?

  4. I feel like this lady is really in for it… all she wanted to do was find her real family history after years of not knowing who her family was. And they she finds out it’s Oprah. And they? And now, she’ll be harassed for the rest of her life, right? Media will swarm her, questions about her past, swarm Oprah about what she’ll do now, etc.

  5. Agreed Amanda. No peace for life

  6. Patricia must be pretty happy

  7. How did we see this coming?


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