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Vernon Winfrey Opens Up To Oprah The Media

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The announcement that Oprah Winfrey had a half-sister came as a surprise to many.

Among those dumbfounded was Oprah’s father, Vernon Winfrey. And now the 78-year-old is $peaking with the media about the shock.

Vernon reveals:

“I knew nothing about it until yesterday but it was tear-jerking to me because it felt like a ‘coming home’ actually.

I knew Vernita’s two deceased children and she sent Oprah to me because she could not cope and was having a hard time.

And he has no harsh feelings towards Vernita. Adding:

"I don’t blame her for giving-up Patricia because I know it was done out of love and she just wanted a better life for her. I intend to call Vernita and tell her to hold her head-up high because she has done nothing to feel ashamed of and she is a loving kind of person.”

Someone sure likes to talk a lot. Though daddy Vernon is pleased for Oprah as well. He goes on to add:

“I’m pleased for Oprah that she discovered that she has a new half sister and I would like to meet her too.

I intend to call Oprah later this evening actually to try and catch-up with her about the exciting news.”

Though we're not too sure how pleased Oprah is going to be with her dad after he spoke to the media about the whole situation.

Shouldn't he tell all of this to Oprah and not the press?

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14 comments to “Vernon Winfrey Opens Up To Oprah The Media”



  1. 1

    Well it's not like Oprah called him to tell him or anything. What he said was fine it wasn't anything bad



  2. 2

    He found out yesterday?? With the rest of us?? Oprah has some 'splainin to do!



  3. 3

    I don't see that he did anything wrong. Why are people so afraid to make Oprah mad. Must be like walking on eggs around her.



  4. 4

    WTF, he has the right to speak! Jesus. I'm sure the media was curious to hear what he has to say about it, and he said it! It's not like he's throwing Oprah under the bus or anything, damn.



  5. 5

    Re: sNaTcHqUaTcH – right! And I am sure they were totally up his ass shouting questions at him! I doubt he called a press conference like B'LOHAN'S LOSER POPS!



  6. 6

    YAAAWN, TYPICAL OFFICIAL STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS. SOUNDS LIKE HE'S BEEN PAID OFF BY OPRAH TO SAY PC STUFF. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO HIS BOOK ABOUT THE BIG O??



  7. 7

    BLACKS ARE SUCH ANIMALS. THEY NEED TO STOP HAVING ALL THESE KIDS THAT THEY CANT AFFORD. QUIT BREEDING LIKE RATS



  8. 8

    It's no big deal. The stuff Vernon told the press is pretty generic, like it had been written for him.



  9. 9

    Big deal. Who cares? Show them the money big O. Show them the money.



  10. 10

    I live in Nashville and saw the news crew show up at Vernon's construction site of his new barbershop and asked him for a comment. If you read the actual comments that he made (while put on the spot) they were all positive and sounded very caring when he was speaking. He has NEVER said a bad thing about Oprah ever.



  11. 11

    I am pleased for Orprah and finding that she has a sister that she didn;t know about. I think that Pat was great not going to the media to sell her story but instead waiting until she could met Oprah in person.



  12. 12

    Kitty Kelley insists that Vernon is not O's daddy.
    But wth does she know?



  13. 13

    Stop Perez….Oprah herself put this business out there..even profited from it by airing on her show. He didn't say anything wrong..if anything is shows a sensitive man..



  14. 14

    he wasn't saying anything bad.. She isn't close with her parents but she still take care of them. He still receives money from her til this day..even when he betrayed her.