What could Oprah‘s secret be?? Perhaps that she has made an honest man out of her partner, Steadman Graham? There are secret children she’s managed to keep under wraps? That rumor about her and Gail is actually true?
No, no you’re all wrong. The secret is that she has a half sister named Patricia, who her mother never told her about, as she was put up for adoption at an early age.
The big reveal took place on today’s episode of The Oprah Show, where Oprah and Patricia were reunited.
“Patricia is my half-sister who I never knew existed,” Winfrey said on the show.
Patricia’s last name was not revealed, but we do know that she has two grown children (now the niece and nephew of OPRAH- how lucky are they??), and that Patricia was put up for adoption in 1963 by their mother, Vernita Lee.
Patricia’s reaction to finding out about her birth mother and siblings was, “Oh my God, I have a family.”
Winfrey described the embarrassment their mother felt surrounding the adoption and having to give up her child. “You can let the shame go,” she turned to the camera, addressing her mother. “You can let that go.”
As one of the wealthiest women in the world, and the most charitable, there is a lot for Patricia to gain here. But it seems that since the family secret has remained as such up to this point, perhaps the woman isn’t out for money (we hope).
Were any of you disappointed in this announcement, perhaps expecting something else?