After a whole morning of wild anticipation, Oprah’s big secret was revealed. Oprah Winfrey has a half-sister.
When Oprah was 9 years old, her mother, Vernita Lee, was pregnant and gave up her baby for adoption. Oprah never knew that she had a half-sister. In fact, she never even knew her mother was pregnant.
Forty-eight years later, the two sisters Oprah and Patricia Lloyd - were finally reunited on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Oprah’s show revealed the secret and introduced viewers to her half-sister Patricia. It also featured a taped interview with Oprah, Patricia and her mother Vernita, who opened up about her feelings. Oprah’s mother didn’t have the means to care for her and chose to give her up.
Patricia tried to contact Vernit several times until finally, she listened. Oprah commended her for not selling the story and going to the tabloids.
Do you think Oprah’s secret was a big deal to announce it on the show this way? Should it have been kept a private family matter?
Do you think it was the best way to talk about it on her own show so that people had all the real facts?