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Halle's Half Sister Speaks Out!

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From what we've heard from Halle Berry about her family in the past, we kind of understand why she cut them off. This kind of just adds to that.

Renee Berry, Halle’s half sister, has come forward through the press to plead with Halle to reunite their family. Renee has told sources that no one from their father's side of the family has heard from her in years and she's hoping to bridge that gap now.

Renee insists that she and Halle were "very close" growing up, but that things took a turn for the worse as they became adults. In previous interviews, Halle has painted her late father, Jerome Berry, as a violent, abusive man, who enjoyed his liquor too much and would constantly beat her mother. Renee denies these claims and has since implored Halle to see beyond their past and into the future of their family. She explained:

“I’m sad to say it seems like she does not want anything to do with us. I have not spoken to her in about five years. I tried to contact her through her website, to congratulate her on her Oscar, but no one got back to me. We would love to meet Nahla. We are desperate to understand why Halle is so upset, why she feels she cannot be with us.”

Um, we think we answered that for you in the previous paragraph. Why would she want to be surrounded by people who praise a man she knew to be a monster? Sounds like a fairly toxic environment to us. Definitely doesn't sound like something Halle would want to expose her little girl to.

Maybe, once Nahla has gotten a little older, you all can reconnect and try and sort out your issues.

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Oprah Talks More About Her Half-Sister!

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We're happy to hear that they're taking the time to cultivate a real relationship instead of just rushing into it!

Oprah Winfrey appeared today on The Gayle King Show to talk further about her newly-discovered half-sister, Patricia - who was given up for adoption as an infant by their mother, Vernita Lee - and she revealed that they're taking their new relationship slowly!

She explained:

"We're taking it slow. I think it's about building a relationship one conversation – one experience – at a time. I think we have…the common interest of our mother. Everybody who's dealing with an ailing parent understands that process of getting care for them. And we're speaking regularly about that. I had her to dinner at my house the night before we taped the show. There were conversations about [Patricia's] family and how I can be helpful. She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family. I would say I see her as a gift."

We're pretty sure that the feeling is mutual, bb!

Luckily, you two now have the opportunity to really know each other as sisters, and hopefully build the relationship that you've deserved to have since childhood!

Things happen for a reason, and it's wonderful that you're both aware of what a gift it really is!


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Oprah Makes Big Reveal, Ratings Soar!

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Looks like Oprah's big reveal about her secret half-sister didn't only bring in the tears…it ALSO brought in the ratings!

The episode of Oprah where she made her big announcement "scored her best ratings in nearly six years," with a massive 9.6 household rating, which is her highest since her Feb 28, 2005 "post-Oscar party" episode.

Congratulations, Oprah! Seems like making this reveal to the world was a positive experience for you on multiple levels.

We wish U and your half-sister all the best!

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Oprah's Family Secret Revealed!

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Earlier we told you that Oprah will reveal a family secret on Monday's show.

And now it's been revealed by her unauthorized biographer, Kitty Kelley, that Oprah will be reunited with the half-sister that was given up for adoption as a baby.

Kelley says that Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee, gave birth to a daughter named Bunny, whom she "gave away shortly after she was born because she couldn't afford to take care of her."

Bunny, who is now a grandmother, will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show on Monday.


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Lily Allen To Try For Baby In 2011

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So brave! Especially after the year that she's had!

According to half-sister Sarah Owen, Lily Allen is not letting her November miscarriage stop her from attempting to have another child, and plans to start trying again with boyfriend Sam Cooper in 2011!

Owen explains:

“New Year, new start. Losing the baby has totally devastated her, she’s still grieving. I didn’t realise the impact something like this could have on someone, and as a sister it’s been painful to watch. Lily won’t let this stop her, she is absolutely determined to be a mum. This is what she wants more than anything in the whole wide world, more than her singing career. It’s always been her dream. Lily hasn’t been in a great place, but she’s getting there. It’s been a long, hard road. She is in the country with her boyfriend and doing wholesome things. They’re going to start trying (for a baby) in the New Year.”

We can't begin to imagine how difficult this whole ordeal must be - especially since she had a prior miscarriage in 2008 - so we sincerely hope that they can successfully start a family soon - and with as little heartache as possible!

Stay strong, bb! We're thinking of you!

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