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Who is Oprah's Sister Patricia? 5 Things About Oprah Winfrey's Half Sister, Patricia

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Who is Oprah's sister, Patricia?

Who is Oprah’s sister Patricia… and how did she piece together her connection to Oprah?

Oprah revealed her family secret on Monday’s show, that she has a half-sister named Patricia whom Oprah’s mother, Vernita Lee, gave up for adoption. Oprah was nine and living with her father when Vernita had Patricia.

Watch Oprah’s reunion with her sister (video).

Oprah, in fact, never even knew her mother was pregnant with Patricia.

Patricia was able to piece together her biological family when she saw Vernita Lee on TV – some of the information Vernita talked about coincided with information Patricia had.

While Patricia was unsuccessful in tracking down Vernita, she did make contact with Oprah’s niece and went through DNA testing to determine they were related.

Who is Oprah’s half sister, Patricia? Here are 5 things about Patricia:

She was born in 1963 in Milwaukee.

Patricia lived in foster homes until she was 7 and was adopted. She said her childhood was “difficult.”

Patricia has two children: Aquarius and Andre. As a single mom, she worked two jobs to make ends meet.

Patricia first tried to find her birth mother at age 20, gave up on the search and then started to look again a few years ago. She was told that her birth mother did not want to meet her.

Patricia finally met her mother on October 25 and on Thanksgiving day, Oprah met her half-sister at her mother’s home in Milwaukee.

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About WendyM



Wendy Michaels** has been an entertainment writer for many years, covering the celeb buzz for both TV Crunch and Movie Crunch blogs. She loves celebrity gossip on any level, from A-listers right down to those pesky reality stars. Wendy's passion for entertainment news is a strange addiction, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she enjoys time with her husband and two children.

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0 thoughts on “Who is Oprah's Sister Patricia? 5 Things About Oprah Winfrey's Half Sister, Patricia

  1. marcia says:

    i read in the suntimes (Feb 2003) that Oprah had a half sister that died in WI. Did she have 2 sisters named Patricia?

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