CHICAGO - 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. On her program, Winfrey says she learned about Patricia last November.
Winfrey says she was 9 years old and living with her father when her mother had the daughter and gave her up for adoption. She says she never even knew her mother was pregnant.
Winfrey says the two met on Thanksgiving day.
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What a wonderful happening for them both-fabulous show-looking forward to her ‘ OWN’ network show!!! Quite a lady- the most powerful woman in the world!!! Intelligence-hardwork what a success story she is!!!You go girl!!! Others eat your heart out!!! No one mentions her kindnesses-the schools she started-homes for poor-these only being small part of her charities!! Marc you need a couch but in a therapists office!!! Take your ativan man!!! You sound so ‘adorable’ !!!!
So Opra found her half sister… does she say everything twice too!!!
Since nothing seems to be private in Oprah’s life – she should install a camera
in her bathroom – so she can be viewed going to the toilet. She could tout
this show as her personal way of showing everyone, that she goes to the
bathroom just like everyone else.
After hearing all about Oprahs big suprise on the radio, internet and from so many of my facebook friends I was quite disappointed. Im not saying that her finding out she has a half sister isnt great, it is. Its just that there was so much hype that I was expecting something phenominal to have happened. Like her sponsoring 100000 African children in the name of other children throughout the country. She has the money to do it and that would be a pretty big suprise.
I was very moved by the story. I feel so bad for all of them except Oprah’s mother. What a horrible person she is to have children and give up their sibling, then she does not tell any of them they have a sister. How could she have kept this from them. She then rejects her daughter numerous times and still does not tell anyone. Oprah’s mother is a monster. I feel bad for the rest of the family. I don’t get how Oprah is not mad and disgusted at her yet she seems like she is forgiving her. For those that run down Oprah, you are so mean and lacking complete logic and judgement. Oprah has class, integrety and she is so genuine. She truly cares about ALL people and tries to help people. I can;t beleive some of the sickening comments I read against Oprah. You must be blind not to see how great of a person Oprah is. What is wrong with you people. I would love to have her as my best friend.