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We Were Right! Oprah Winfrey Announces She Has Secret Half-Sister!

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Holy shiz! It's LEGIT!

Oprah Winfrey announced this morning that the family secret she's been teasing since last week is, in fact, that she has a HALF-SISTER, named Patricia, that she knew nothing about until this past November!

She explains:

"For the most part my life has been an open book. I thought nothing could surprise me but I was wrong."

Wrong, indeed!

According to the talk show host, her mother, Vernita Lee, gave up the child, now 47, for adoption when she realized that she couldn't afford to raise her. Patricia was in foster care until she was seven, at which point she was adopted.

She's currently a single mother living in Milwaukee.

Such unbelievable and HAPPY news!

We cannot wait to see this entire interview in-full today! We imagine that there are going to be a lot of tears!

Congratulations, bb!

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32 comments to “We Were Right! Oprah Winfrey Announces She Has Secret Half-Sister!”



  1. 1

    …you were right? Uh, I'm pretty sure you thought Oprah would find out about her father, NOT about a sister.



  2. 2

    wow….quick way for BFF Gayle to be thrown on the back burner…..single mom sis must be thinking "ch-ching!!!!"



  3. 3

    I hate Oprah



  4. 4

    I hope they did a DNA test to prove it.



  5. 5

    So what!! O is so full of sh1t. She is racist against straight black men who ass she's not kissing. Don't believe watch her show when she do have straight black men on. Last show she did that was when she had Ludacris on and she singled him out and blind sided him on some bs and you can see the whole panel was like WTF. So f*ck O.



  6. 6

    well that half sister hit the jackpot



  7. 7

    Ah, and here I thought that Oprah (I'm NOT a lesbian) Winfrey and GAYle were coming out of the closet FINALLY!!!
    I Guess they will save "news" that for her last show in May!!!



  8. 8

    STOP THE PRESS!
    -
    SHOCKER.
    -
    "Black man has a "yard kid", out of wedlock."



  9. 9

    A lot of people can't afford their babies, but they do what they have to do to make it work. Her daughter spent 7 YEARS in the foster system. That's no place for a child. This leads me to believe her mother gave her up when she was older rather than when she was first born because babies are usually snatched up fast. Anyways, I think her mother was selfish. If you can make them, then take care of them. She kept Oprah and her half sister was born AFTER her. Actually…Oprah was about 9 when her sister was born so how the hell did she not notice that her mother was pregnant and had a kid???



  10. 10

    shit, this is like winning the lottery 4 this half sister; depending on or if Oprah will help them; which she'll prob do



  11. 11

    Her life is an open book?!? Yeah, right!! She's got more skeleton's in that closet than dollars in her bank account!



  12. 12

    Am I the only one…or is it sad that you blogged a story earlier and then you blog again in shock and amazement that your story was legit? Anyone else find this a douchey move?



  13. 13

    Oprah was almost 10 when she was born. How did she not know she had a sister?



  14. 14

    I don't understand why she would make that discovery so public.



  15. 15

    well isn't that exciting news? i hope its true and thats great news for the sister. oprah's a aunty now. why so many haters becuase she rich. she earned it all. great for her.



  16. 16

    How wonderful for her that she can use it for ratings…



  17. 17

    Congrats!!! Oprah !!!! Omg its surprissing already & so happy for you !!!!! Love u



  18. 18

    Is nothing sacred to this woman? "I have a half sister? LETS MAKE A SHOW ABOUT IT!" Anything for profit, huh O? She's beginning to remind me of what Madonna said in her Truth or Dare documentary about "What's the point of doing something if it's not caught on film? What's the point of existing?" That's you, O.



  19. 19

    Why is she airing her family laundry and why does she thinks it's relevant for the general public to know this? So tired of the players and what entertainment industry has become.



  20. 20

    Re: trakstar5 – Oprah confronted Ludacris about his irresponsible lyrics.
    I am a woman.
    I don't like being called n-word or bitch, or 'ho or any of the rest. Maybe it was a bit rude, but Ludacris is a grown man, and he was able to handle it. And btw, Ludacris has matured and become a bankable actor and no longer uses such offensive language in his songs. He had a major hit with Taio Cruz and a smash with the movie "Crash." I like Ludacris, but I like him even more NOW than I did then.
    To say Oprah is against straight Black men is bogus. She's asking the brothers to be more responsible, more sensitive, and I applaud that. This is long overdue.



  21. 21

    Thanks for ruining the surprise Perez. That bitter, jealous ugly person still lives inside you doesn't it?



  22. 22

    ha i thought you guess father? you should probably delete that other post if you would say that.. anyways…I was happy for her. What a great show!!



  23. 23

    Ghetto trash.



  24. 24

    Ghetto trash!



  25. 25

    What a blessing :)



  26. 26

    um for everyone hating on Oprah, the ONLY reason she "aired her laundry" and told everyone her business is because, the public is going to find out. first off why should she hide the fact that her sister found her? she doesn't want to sneak around and have the media say its Oprah's secret lover. and she specifically said in the beginning of the episode that the ONLY reason she is announcing it on her show, is bc she doesn't want the tabloids to go crazy and everyone to make up stories. the story came from her mouth on her show, of course we know its not bs. if the media got hold of the story they would make up something. btw it's Oprah she does not need ratings!



  27. 27

    Re: JeremyLN – lmao he always does that, he like confirms that his stories were legit lol and he's basically admitting that he doesn't have proof that some of his info is true if he surprises himself! lol



  28. 28

    Having a half-sister was the big surprise? YAWN! If she would have said she had a secret child with Stedman that would have been a shocker to me.



  29. 29

    I was very dissapointed. I think Oprah was very unemotional during this show.Even in the end she held her sisters hand for half a second and then took it back. Ive seen her act much warmer and moved with total strangers.SAD.



  30. 30

    no one cares really



  31. 31

    Obviously no one watched the show. Oprah and her family wanted to bring this story out on THEIR terms. Everyone knows, when the media finds out about stuff like they this, they run with it with all types of false information. Furthermore, Oprah's mom had the baby and gave her up for adoption when Oprah was either 7 or 9. They do not have the same father. At the time, Oprah was living with her father in Tenn and her mother lived in Wisconsin. So yea, it's possible Oprah didn't know her mother had another child. AND her mother gave her up because she was living on welfare with Oprah's other siblings and she knew if she kept the baby she would never get off of living on welfare she so desperately wanted to. It totally makes sense to give her up to give this child a better life she knew she couldn't afford.



  32. 32

    Oprah is a rich snob that tries to fit in with people who wouldn't even look in her direction if she didn't have that much money. Regardless of if her sister & her have different fathers she is calling her a "half" sister.. that is so un-inviting. Her mother bore both of them. That's like adopting a daughter & referring to her as an adopted daughter. From body language & my opinion I can see Oprah is not thrilled about it.. Found out about her "half" sister in Thanksgiving.. funny.. Valentine's day is around the corner.