January 24th, 2011
09:49 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey has a secret sister

Oprah Winfrey revealed on her television show Monday morning that she has a half-sister she knew nothing about.

The sister, Patricia, had been kept a secret by Oprah's mother who put her up for adoption at birth.

"For the most part my life has been an open book," Oprah said. "I thought nothing could surprise me but I was wrong."

Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it. Her sister, Patricia, spoke about being put up for adoption at birth, spent time in foster care and longed to be reunited with her foster mother.

By 17 she was a single mother, Patricia said, and six years later she had another child. When she was 20, she sought out information about her birth mother and then let it go until years later, Patricia said.

The agency contacted Patricia in 2007 with the news that her birth mother did not want to meet her on the same day she saw a local news story that had an interview with Oprah's mother which gave her information that matched up with what Patricia knew about her birth family.

"We realized that Oprah could be my sister," Patricia said.

Winfrey told her audience that it was true that Patricia was her sister. Patricia said she kept her family connection a secret after unsuccessfully trying to reach Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee.

Patricia tracked down Winfrey's niece who is the daughter of Oprah's other half-sister. The pair did a DNA test and it was revealed that they were indeed aunt and niece. That started the ball rolling with family members reaching out to Winfrey who eventually confirmed with her mother that the story was true.

Winfrey shared with the audience home video of her first meeting with her sister this past Thanksgiving Day when Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham drove to Milwaukee to finally meet her sister.

Winfrey broke down a bit when expressing why she admires her half-sister so much. The talk show host said she has had so many people betray her since she became a celebrity and she was moved by the fact that Patricia kept the story secret.

"She never once thought to go to the press," Winfrey said. "She never once thought to sell this story."

Ironically, Winfrey also had another half-sister named Patricia who died in 2003. That sister was unable to overcome drug abuse and her resemblance to her new half-sister was noted often. Winfrey said she had placed that sister twice into rehab.

"For me, you are Pat on her very best day,” Winfrey said to her new half-sister. “You are who she wanted to be without the drugs.”

The pair sat down with their mother, Vernita Lee, and Oprah asked about her feelings learning about and being reunited with Patricia.

"I was so shocked to know that she was trying to get in touch with me," Lee said. "When I first heard about her, I wasn't afraid but I was a little leery."

Winfrey said she had an epiphany after leaving the meeting at her mother's house: that Lee has been unable to fully embrace her new daughter because she is still carrying the shame of what she had done.

"I would like to say to our mother, you can let that shame go," Winfrey said. "You can let that go."

Winfrey also said that she had a realization about her deceased sister Pat who had sold the story of Winfrey's out-of-wedlock pregnancy to the tabloids which caused a rift between them.

Winfrey said meeting her new half-sister helped her realize that her other sister going to the tabloids was actually beneficial.

"For the first time, I realized that was a gift to me," Winfrey said. "It was gift because it released me from my shame."

Winfrey asked Patricia what has been the most rewarding part of the journey for her.

"Getting my family," she said.

soundoff (693 Responses)
  1. marva1

    Oprah tries to soften things by saying the mother is ashamed of the stigma of the adoption. The only thing the mother is ashamed of is that her secret is out in public. Shame on you Vernita Lee!!! Oprah gave you enough money over the years for you to bring home your daughter and reveal your secret to her. You owe Oprah a decent apology. Adoption is a good thing when it is done for the best interest of the child. I have always known by reading Oprah's bio that her mother was not a decent woman.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
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  12. splasher6

    Is the sister a racists as well?

    February 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pat

    I think this is really Oprah's daughter. Not her sister. The baby she had at 14 and supposedly died at birth. Common sense-why would Oprah's mother have a baby in 1963 and name it Patricia when she already had another daughter alive at the same time, also named Patricia who died in 2003. I think Oprah has paid a few people off to change a few dates, I E. Birth dates. I don't believe that this "sister" was born in 1963, more like 1968. Big money can fix anything.

    January 31, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. lara hentz

    I am a Wisconsin adoptee and wrote about getting my adoption file: http://splitfeathers.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-victory.html. Meeting your natural family is life changing. Patricia is my hero for her patience and tenacity.

    January 29, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jen

    I have come to the conclusion that some people will always have hate in their hearts. I read all the comments and can't believe the raciest,mean spirited things people have said. You don't have to be a "fan" of Oprah but please find it in your hearts to be happy for her. The show about her sister WILL help someone and that was it's purpose. Congrats to Oprah and Patricia. May you be happy with your new found love for one another. Blessings to all.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. wow! People really need help!

    WOW!! I just spent like 10 minutes reading all these comments! I love how poeple talk so bad about Oprah and yet, there is something seriously wrong with the person/people beating her down! I mean seriously! Look at how successful she has become! I bet none of you are that successful! And if you are, I would sure love to know about you! Oh and Oprah isn't perfect and for tht matter,NOONE IS!!!! So leave her alone! She didn't do anything to you guys! What has happened to our union!?!???? You can't change Oprah and how she lives her life! Instead of pointing out other peoples flaws, maybe you should pinpoint your own and FIX THEM!

    January 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Leola J-12/24

    Everything happens for a reason. God is still on the throne. Look how God works her mother gave up her sister whom she did not name "Patricia" and she ends up with a sister with the same name-he is a wonder working God. Perhaps some of you may discover your mom has a hidden secret how would you take the news?

    January 26, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. Leola J-12/24

    Everything happens for a reasonmm. God is still in control.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  19. Margeaux

    I find it interesting that every comment against Oprah receives a "you are jealous of her money" comment. I don't see people ever saying..."you are jealous of her wonderful personality, or great looks or truly inspiring nature, kind soul" etc. Even her followers seem to admit that all she has is money. Money is nice for sure, but some people here have qualities that money doesn't buy. How many people here have donated blood, kidneys, time to help others. No price on that.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  20. Leola J-12/24

    Everything happens for a reason. Things revealed is only part of God still in control.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. Gabriel

    Oprah's time is over. Who cares if she has a half, one quarter or whatever sister. Come on American women. Wake up and take charge of your own lives. Pay attention to the things that concern you and let the national gossip guru go. We are better educated, more in touch with ourselves and should move away from NOW and then. Concern yourselves with your family and loved ones and focus on making your own difference in this world. We are too smart to follow sensation seekers and their entourage. Let's create our own network of friends, family and what it means to live in the real world. Let her go!

    January 26, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  22. mary

    Honestly, Opra Winfrey needs to retire. Her show sucks and the people on the show are extremely annoying. Not the guests, but the other idiots. I stopped watching her show a long time ago. This story about her sister was a timely one, anyone notice?

    January 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Brenda Duncan

    She talks of how IMPORTANT family is and look American she forget about her own... Wow! I honestly I stop watching her show last year, because she is so full of it!!! And she is still with a married MAD-steadman....

    January 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. JD

    there seem to be a lot of cyber-racist and haters hiding behind their keyboards here that are an embarrassment to decent people. This story touched many. Good for Oprah for sharing the story and I hope she and Patricia develop a strong bond. This was not only about finding biological family. It also showed the biological family members accepting of the newly found sister, cousin and niece. If Oprah will open that door how many others may now be willing to do the same. That's the real story. These situations happen in all communities.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lost


    January 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tony Ray

    Great story

    January 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  27. klove

    To Dr.jantzen and the others who are saying racial things.that all blacks have kids out of wedlock or half siblings, think about what ur saying.id rather be stereotyped for that than to be in a race thats known to have kids with their own moms,dads,aunts ,uncles siblings shall i go on, now thats SICK, and blacks might get down but not with family,ewwwww! again God bless you Ms.Oprah.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  28. voice of reality

    If you do not love your brother or sister whom you see, you do not love God. And, if you do not love God you will spend eternity in hell. Remember God is LOVE without respect to race or gender.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Denise

    Obviously you all care or else you wouldn't have clicked on the story. GET A LIFE!!! Talk about her as much as you want but she's filthy rich and yall are poor and jealous!

    January 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Leola J-12/24

    God reveals everything in its own time. Everything happens for a reason.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Patricia

    This is better than winning the lottery :D!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Yawn

    I have read all of the comments, and I must say, I find myself in agreement.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Yawn

    I thought Oprah's secret was that she was a lesbian!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Stephanie

    BIG EFFIN DEAL! I have 8 brothers and sisters I've never met! Adopted. So ... come on CNN. Where's my book deal. Oprah, I know you will peel off your face and reveal you are the anti-christ who will take over the world, but until then will you please GO AWAY!?

    January 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Terry

    wish i was oprah's long lost brother

    January 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dorian

    19 years ago, my SIL found their brother also given up for adoption at birth. Can I get on Oprah to discuss it. For a few friends it was kinda cool but not so much for the rest of the world. NO ONE CARES

    January 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  37. meadowmuffin

    To all you who are complaining about this not being news worthy....this is the entertainment part of cnn...if you want to read about carnage and death, click on the justice or world link..or perhaps shut up...congratulations to Oprah.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Matt

    Screw you Dr.Phil.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Loretta J. Dickinson

    I personally think this is a wonderful thing to happen to Oprah and Patricia. A similar thing happened to me in 2007 and is continuing to get better today. I started looking in 2007 for my birth parents. I had lived many years with "No known blood relatives" I wanted to find my birth father, mother, and siblings. In 2007 I found part of my family in my father's town. My father was deceased, but I found his widow and numerous siblings. Only one refused to meet me, the others have been very caring,thoughtful, friendly and welcomed me into their family. I am the oldest of the children. What a wonderful experience to be connected to my birth family. There is still one missing link!!!! My birth mother, if alive, she just celebrated her 90th birthday. Her name is Twila Elizabeth, I pray every day she is still alive and I will find her before it is too late. It is part of my life I am still missing and I am so happy for Oprah, Patricia and Vernita that they have found each other before it was too late for them... May they enjoy the years that they have together... I hope this will happen for me.. One thing I was interested in finding was medical issues that the birth family had that were similar to mine. I found out many things I battled were things they also battled, that was very helpful. Bless all of you Oprah, I am so happy for you. I love your show and the wonderful things you do for others. I wish you would continue... Thats the way I have tried to live my life, helping others... It got me through the "No Known Blood Relatives Syndrome" Everyone had the possibility of being a relative!!!!! Yesterday's show was wonderful, it really hit me... Brought back the day I found my siblings... Fantastic Experience!!!! The best to you Oprah!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Logic

    I would say 'HAD' a secret sister is more accurate.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Koon-Head

    Two words: CHA CHING!

    Talk about instent millionaire.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. none of your business

    Oprah is full of sh..........she is loosing her rating so she invents drama, half sister why dint she bring her on before why now? I smell something............................

    January 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. WooooW

    @ Dr. Jantzen yeah they do and so do the white people that choose to mix breeds as well as those who don't, so do the hispanics and every other race..whats your point?

    January 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Charles Buzbee

    And how is this affecting the rest of the world? Duh! Who Cares?

    January 25, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  45. Matt

    awh hell nawww.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  46. Push2ForEnglish

    Oh my god no-A black person with a half-sibling–say it ain't so.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. Amazing woman

    Its a shame that many of you are so full of hate, that you can't aknowledge good things when they happen to people. There are actually good people in the world. And its nice to hear good news in. the midst of all the madness.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  48. bwelter

    "Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it." Yeah, that's it. "Announcement" reads so much better than "exploitation". If only SHE could "announce" this herself, the effect would yield far fewer consequences. And this piece is truly helpful to so many people because God knows how many folks in America who have a secret sibling they don't know about.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. P Garcia

    That's really nice for Oprah to acknowledge the presence of her sister publicly. I hope they continue living their lives developing a closer relationship. If that was my sister she would have just gone her merry way and pretend I didn't exist. More of God's blessings are going to Oprah's way because of the good deeds she's done to many. Wishing her the best still to come!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  50. m. green

    Oprah also has a half brother- his name is ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER. Go visit him at his famous eatery in Atlanta, Georgia, and be sure to ask him about his sister Oprah.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  51. nashua

    Oprah – you said that it was like having your other half-sister back; I don't think that that was very charitable towards the new sister – you could have said that finding the new sister is a double blessing as it eases the pain of losing the other sister AND brings you a whole new family

    January 25, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  52. EM

    So in her last year with the show Oprah miraculously finds out about this sister. After all this time with all her wealth and notoriety she never knew this person existed? I'm not buying it. It's all just another marketing ploy to get more headlines. Blah blah blah.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  53. butlerbulldawg74

    Narcissism at its finest. I'm Oprah. Let me announce that I have something mundane to announce.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  54. Tee

    I can detect the hate in many of these postings. Sorry to tell you Oprah is famous and the tabloid took the time to write about Oprah and her family. I can only imagine the people who are making these comments. HATERS STOP HATING ON OPRAH, because she is who she is and famous, you all cannot handle that.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  55. tankacat

    Unless her half sister is an ardvvark – this is not news worthy.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  56. SNOOK

    Thoses who down grading of Oprah letting us know of her sister why u have 2 be so nagative no one knows what the situation of Oprah mom those talking probably has skeletons in their closet u have 2 mind how u speak about ppls. love u guys Patricia and Oprah

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  57. e

    People are silly. Do they Really think Oprah needs ratings or publicity?! Billionaire Oprah?! lol Dont think she would have made it known before the tabloids did if she hadnt already done DNA testing. If you read the article, The other sister from Wisconsin is dead as of 2003. She used Oprah for publicity (her book). Hope that this sister doesnt have the same agenda

    January 25, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  58. DDSIlks

    I see they did not print my post from yesterday. Why? Because I told it like it is??? Like WHO CARES about Oprah and her life? The media treats her like a Goddess and she is nothing more than a woman who fell into some luck with TV and made a lot of money. She pretends to care about people and help good causes - so she opens a school for girls in AFRICA. Why doesn's she take a look at south Georgia or Mississippi–her own country?
    I wish all these people who idolize her would see her for what she really is, and that is nothing special.
    Do they still call her the "ICE LADY" when she is off camera???

    January 25, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  59. as

    I'm Oprah's Asian brother! She (or maybe Oprah?) waits for the last season to come out with the news? Coincidence?

    January 25, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  60. rk21

    To all the people writing "who cares" or "oh why don't we focus on all the bigger problems" or making fun of Oprah's name or commenting on her weight. Why do you care so much that you click on the story and comment that you don't care? Why don't you go to other sites writing about serious issues instead of reading about the life of a celebrity? And finally if you can read about someone and all that you can do is write a mean comment about their weight or physical appearance-how about spending some time thinking about why you soul is so empty that in an anonymous like the internet setting meanness is your first reaction. If you saw Oprah face to face you would never dare to say any of this to her face, you would probably fawn over her.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  61. Adinovi

    Great info,thank's

    January 25, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  62. SNOOK

    Why do ppls have 2 be so judgemental about ppls.I am happy for Oprah and her sister Patricia first the way I see any 2 time u come from the same woman u not half sisters because u came from the same womb. I don't think Patricia after anything when she knew r even had an ideal she could have easely went 2 the press. I think it was good her doing it for her kids suppose her son met his cousin fell in love with her not knowing his mother and her mother was sisters. I personal am happy for Oparah and Patricia hope everything go great in the future. Thoses negative ppls ignore them their lives most likely not together thanks for sharing a great family reunion nothing like family. Tell mom hold her head up not worry what ppls say GOD is the answer to all prayers.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  63. TOm

    I've got three half-siblings. But it isn't in the press. Who the heck is Oprah and why would I care. Why is this a headline on CNN?

    January 25, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  64. Debbie

    I bet that they will both be Gayle King's first guest on her talk show – hmmm I wonder if this was planned just for the ratings??????? Who cares that she has a half sister, who cares that she is still processing it? Get a life and try processing paying bills with no income!

    January 25, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  65. Craig from Mentor, Ohio

    Oprah – Hey I'll be your half sister! Don't worry, I have no need for money!

    January 25, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  66. Lori

    Has anyone wondered why Oprah didn't remember her mom being pregnant with her newest half sister, Patricia? Oprah would have been about 10 years old back then, wouldn't Oprah remember something like that - one minute the mom is pregnant and then the next, there is no baby? From what I understand, Oprah lived with her Mom unti a couple of years after the birth/adoption of Patricia, when Oprah left to go live with her dad, Vernon.
    ...just wondering...

    January 25, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  67. Obed wa ga Sebobe

    It is blessing to meet your love ones every thing happens for a reason,segregation(apartheid),(abuse) separated many families forcing parents for adoptions in birth robbing them they rights including my self.I knew my mom and my siblings when i was 18yrs old.

    January 25, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  68. Thapelo wa Sebobe

    It is blessing to meet your love ones every thing happens for a reason,segregation(apartheid),(abuse) separated many families forcing parents for adoptions in birth robbing them they rights including my self.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  69. Tim from Toledo

    "Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it"
    No – it is her family, so she should be able to exploit the story herself. I wonder how much of the profit she made from this show was given to her new sister......

    January 25, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  70. Linda


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  71. TAQUAN


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  72. susan

    How mean spirited so many of you are! this is a positive story and we certainly need more positive stories today. wishing the best to this family and to all families that are separated for any reason.

    January 25, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  73. Rufus

    By "half sister" she means she has a sister who is half of her weight (180lbs).

    January 25, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  74. Maury

    the results are in - oprah, you are not the father.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  75. joe johnson

    oh oh opie, you are so cool. can i be like you, please? oh oh opie, want to be like you. not

    January 25, 2011 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  76. Mary

    If her 1/2 sister really was out for money she would have came out with this story 4 years ago, I am happy for her and Oprah.

    January 25, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  77. Holly

    Hey, I found out I had more siblings then I thought, it is possible!

    January 25, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  78. james

    I just love the dummy (Gandalf), who has to make this into a racist thing. Only God can judge us all and for all the racist people out there, I hope I get to see what your explanation will be when you meet your maker.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim from T Town

      I already met my maker – my Mom and Dad – many, many years ago.......

      January 25, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  79. awwh come on

    Truth speaker(???REALLY) do u need a hug?poor baby..now exhale

    January 25, 2011 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  80. Sweetie

    I am perplexed – Oprah is amazed that her half sister did not sell her story for money. But, Oprah did do that for both money and ratings! So, how does Oprah measure upn against her own yardstick???

    January 25, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  81. Truth seeker

    Nothing says ghetto like airing your dirty laundry on national tv.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  82. Truth seeker

    I thought her big surprise was she was finally going to come out of the closet.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  83. Mke

    Did Oprah eat the other half?

    January 25, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  84. albertine

    Lift every voice and sing!! This final Oprah season is bringing it full circle. I'm really happy that Oprah decided to share with us a more intimate look @ her life!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  85. LMaoooo

    Lmaoooooo too funny yet so coldhearted now This is Entertainment (o;

    January 25, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  86. Stonefeather

    Oprah rolled over and we found this half-sister pressed to her other butt cheek. wowser!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  87. stonefeather

    Oprah rolled over and we found this half-sister pressed to her other butt cheek!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  88. GMOney

    Guys, ease off; this is family, juts like you and that dead end brother/sister of yours

    January 25, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  89. Linda

    Oprah Winfrey has worked hard to be a success in her estimation of what the world deems is a success. She also appears tohave been searching for herself along with becoming a success. I admire her for that. The fact remains though that she is condoning & glorifying her mother's behavior. I'm a paralegal & everyday I see people like Vernita Lee and Patricia who have had too many children with men they seldom can even find after a baby is born. It's a sad commentary on morals, ethics and principles that this behavior should get any favorable attention because this behavior results in unwanted, abused and neglected children we as a society must care for and must deal with delinquent behavior.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  90. sockpuppet

    I find it ironic that Oprah was so concerned that her sister would exploit the relationship and go to the press, and was relieved that she didn't....and then what do we see but Oprah exploiting her sister? "Home movie" of when they meet for the first time, then aired on TV; interviewing her old, ashamed mother–it sounds like Oprah needs to take a page from her own book and learn that not every private family moment needs to be layed out for the world to see. And guess what? Oprah will make money from that episode. Wonder if she would've been ok with her sister making money off of her in reverse?

    January 25, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  91. sockpuppet

    I find it ironic that Oprah was so concerned that her sister would exploit the relationship and go to the press, and was relieved that she didn't....and then what do we see but Oprah exploiting her sister? "Home movie" of when they meet for the first time, then aired on TV; interviewing her old, ashamed mother–it sounds like Oprah needs to take a page from her own book and learn that not every private family moment needs to be layed out for the world to see. And guess what? Oprah will make money from that episode. Wonder if she would've been ok with her sister making money off of her in reverse?

    January 25, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  92. Natalie

    I love stories where families come together, but why did the mother not want to see her child? That's just selfish and pathetic. How dare you!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • A Little Bit Holier Than Thou?

      Hey Natalie – get over yourself! Judge much? What are the chances that the reason or reasons their mom didn't want to meet Patricia are actually none of your business?

      January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Mrs. B

    I would investigate Oprah's mom and make sure she has come clear on everything so that I can go on with my life. I am getting so sick and tired of the Oprah, daily dramas.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  94. Shani

    Im happy for them all for goin thru this the way they did. Patricia was great for keeping it a secret until all the pieces where put together, Opra for comin out with this on her own show before anyone else came out & with their own thoughts on the situation & to their mother for tellin the truth so that all this could be possible. I wish them nothing but the best. Everyone who have somthing negitive, rude, heartless or just darn crappy things to say, dont bother sayin it. Their are plenty of people who do care & r goin thru the same things. Yes, there may be a war goin on, people being killed, humans sleepin on the street or whatever. But life has many things that we all go thru & no issue is bigger or smaller than the other. So grow up & be happy for them. It just may help ur problem in this world a little easier to get thru. Love & care about each other...we r all Gods children. He is watchin us all. Congrates Opra, Patricia & Mother Lee!!! Stay Blessed!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  95. Bucktooth

    This is Cool!!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  96. JD

    Oprah did not exploit this. She handled this with integrity, style and compassion.
    And she planted a seed that will grow into many more family reunions. This type of situation happens in families from all walks of life. And you may be next.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  97. paulm5545

    "Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it." Winfrey wanted to exploit it herself...more viewers, more money, etc. I wonder what her next big announcement will be.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Bev

    @speaker of truth

    Did your parents have any children that lived?

    People like you keep racial tension alive. If you hate black people then why are you reading about them? Maybe its time to come out of the closet and admit what the black community, including Oprah, are contributing to this nation. They overcame man! Get over it.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Janice

    How sad that so many people choose to use a blog like this to be so negative and hateful. You know the saying, "If you can't say something nice....don't say anything." Yes, there are things going on in the world that are much more important, but right now we aren't looking at those headlines, we're looking at info about Oprah, so we must find it interesting on some level – everyone who has commented. Oprah is a celebrity and does make the headlines. So do many other celebrities, many of whom I don't care to know about, but our society has almost demanded information about the private lives of celebrities, and society is getting what the media thinks it wants. I think it was respectful to the newly found sister that Oprah introduced her. They were able to talk openly and honestly about the situation, and I'm happy that they are happy. I don't understand why it has to be anything more than that.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. paula

    My goodness, so many people that haveposted on here, have spoke of money. has it occured to any of you,thatjust because that might be your mind set, it does not make it the motive of patrica! some people see blessing in other ways. such as family. i do not have billions in the bank, but i consider myself rich in other ways. for those that complain this issue is not news worthy have made it worthy just by the mere fact that you took the time and energy to post. be happy for your own blessings and let oprah do the same.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Lexi

    I like Oprah. And it just proves to show that for some people High School immaturity never ends just as some of these comments point out. Wish You the Best of Wishes Oprah!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Karen

    Family secrets cause much pain and anger to the innocent. Oprah shared her story and yes it can be earth shattering when it happens to you. If this show opens one door for another person in a similar position as Patricia it was well worth the effort. My husband was never allowed to meet his father & siblings primarily because some of the father's family members thought it would ruin the father's family name. Meanwhile my husband grew up in poverty in an extremely abusive home. Good for Oprah and Patricia for sharing this heart warming story. It is a huge deal.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  103. richardv

    Does anyone actually care about this? I just wish she would shut up.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Rene

    I don't mean any harm. I like Oprah as well as the next person, but really? What about people losing their homes? What about innocent people/police officers being killed? What about health care for those who have none? So she has a half sister? A lot of people do! It's called today's society! I thought it was something better than that!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Judy

    My mother found 4 half sisters. They threatened her with legal action if she tried to talk with them again and she had known them their whole lives. They were embarrassed. Their mother never admitted the truth. Oprahs mother may have been uncomfortable but she was honest. And maybe that show will help bring more families together. It was an important show. Hats off to Oprah. And a similar situation could happen to anyone of you out there

    January 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Al Gore's therapist

    Yes, she has a half sister because she ate the other half.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  107. john

    To Oprah, Kiss my ass

    January 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  108. g

    She looks more like a gorilla every day.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Jimbob Jones

    Must have ate the other half!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  110. oneofmany

    so we are surprised at multiple children with no father and disregarded at birth? is this news? why do we care –

    January 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  111. 1rooster

    If Oprah's mother had her then she is Oprah's sister whether you naysayers like it or not. Some of you may have some halfs that you don't know about.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  112. NowNow

    They almost look like twins!!! 18 twinkies 2 pot roasts 6 black forest cakes and violla you go!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Beck

    All of you complaining about this, why did you read the article. She is a humanitarian and a philanthropist who has always given back and ALWAYS reminds everyone that this is the only country where her story could ever happen. Be happy for them, they are happy and wanted to celebrate it with the world. Share in their happiness! Why would you want to take that from them? Weird.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Suetoo

    Perfect timing Ms. O. said she has known since Thanksgving about her sister but just now revealed her family secret as her new network rating is uexpectedly declining . Smart PR move! No wonder she is rich, she knows how to market her fake image and fake happiness at yet another dysfunctional family member to support.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  115. vivian

    What's the big deal, many of us had a papa or a mama who was a "rolling stone". Oprah's mom probably did not tell Oprah for concerns of embarrassing her. What person would or should be embarrassed over something for which they had no control. Sadly, their mother's shame deprived the two sisters of years of a relationship. Not too late to begin it.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  116. DH-BUB

    Harpo has her own t.v. station! She doesn't need the press, the press needs her! That's why they ran the story!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Gandalf

    I am so sick and tired of hearing about Oprah. Now she's even got her own stupid TV channel. She's made her millions on playing with other people's emotions on her talk show. I wish this woman would just retire and get off TV !

    January 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Elaine

    What I know for sure is that Oprah is a women who really has the best interest of others at heart. No matter how much one may say negative about who she is, the fact remains that she has made a difference in this world in many ways. Her efforts have helped many and for one to say she is selfish and does not care is not a valid statment. It is my hope that we would all view this as a time of change for her and her family and respect the privacy as much as we can as they learn about each other. it does not matter when she knew, she admits she knew and in that has come forward. I applaud her for stepping out and bringing this to light as she has and not allowing something bigger to come of this, as we all knwo secrest are turned into more media news in a negative way than her come forward ever would. So we either hate for her speaking the truth, or we hate for her hiding it, as a human race we can't have it both ways. Please do not speak negative about a person that you do not know personally, though we may think we do as she is in the press daily, we do not, and for me if it were me and I found out this type of news I would have the same feelings as she has expressed.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Jon

    I suspect that if the truth was known, Ton-O has some illegitimate chirren's too.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Dave

    Did I read that comment by Sue saying she hopes God continues to use Oprah?? Please explain what God she is speaking of? Oprah does not believe Jesus when he said he was THE WAY TO GOD but that their are many other ways. She also pushes pagan books and cults like the Authors of books "The Secret " and "Laws of Attraction"
    to the shame of her Christian father Vernon who said Oprah was not raised that way. Did you see the show where she took credit for Obama winning by saying she visualized him in the White House with his family? Move over Almighty God Oprah controls the universe and course of history now! One day she will realize she has feet of clay like the rest of us. Maybe she had better get used to visualizing this- a failing network and your fifteen plus minutes are nearly up as we grow bored with you already!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  121. dhampton100

    Well, I got a secret too. When I was 4 years old or was it 24? I forget. I found out that my best friend was really my cousin. Then when I turned 34 I found out he was really my brother from another mother. Then when I was 44 I found out the real truth-he’s really my daddy’s brother, which makes him my uncle but….my daddy was out of town when I was conceived and my “Uncle” was the only person in the house with my mother. Soooooooooo I now realize that he is my real daddy and we had been playing in my sandbox together all these years. Who does Oprah think really cares about this mess that she had to make an pre announcement that she was going to make an announcement that her mother was a kinda loose woman who gave her baby up for adoption? Talk about self important! I knew there was a reason I had not watched her show for the past 15 years. Now I remember!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Johnnie B Good

    Yeah, and so do about 50 billion other people....who cares !!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  123. DJ

    Oprah barely showed any of her family over the 25 yrs and now we knowwhy. Surprise Oprah does have relatives. Today on her show we show her nieces and nephews and new half-sister. This half sister was so sweet and humble. I do not think she is materialistic because she could have gone to the tabliods and made a ton of money 3 yrs ago
    Oprah's mother sat their being interviewed by Oprah like they were just another stranger and guest on her show. Oprah's mom never looked at the daughter she gave up for adoption. Oprah kept saying and why did you give up the baby and the baby this and the baby that. THe baby was sitting there grown up with a name. Oprah's body language was so remote and estranged with her blood relatives she looked quite pained. However with Gayle her BBF she enjoys her presence and it shows. I guess even celebrity Billionaires have dysfunctional familes that they're embarassed by too. Oprah is the one that should be happy to have her new found sister. This lady and her children inspite of all they have gone through, seems to be a Class Act!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  124. LMAO

    Yup ratings were down...better think up a good story! LMAO. It's a hoax America.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Annaliesa

    Oprah did not have to worry about the media exploiting her story-she did it herself by making the big announcement a few days later . She just had to alert everyone about the impending story. I'm glad she found more family but I'm disappointed she announced it and got ratings out of it.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  126. squealy

    It is not the announcement that gets me. I can see where this would be worthy of a story in Entertainment News. What gets me is the way Oprah hypes it. The announcements on tv have been soooo self-centered. Like this is the biggest thing on planet earth and we all need to think this is the biggest thing on planet earth, and that because it is huge in her life, we must all be as interested in it as she is. I guess I can't blame her for believing her own hype after years of viewers hanging on every little thing that comes out of her mouth. . .

    January 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Spoof

    So what the heck is a big deal? I thought she was goinf to reveal she is a man or something actually significant. They sound like a one scewed up family with bunch of half sisters, different fathers, out of wedlock childern and who knows what else. She is one very absorbed woman. She is a great business woman, she knows how what makes people tick and plays right into it. I admire for her. I don't wathch her show; she is way to "touchy, feely" for me...

    January 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  128. guest

    Why whoud we care

    January 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  129. dave

    Patricia better be careful, The Big O looks hungry.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Lord Vader

    WHOA that's a touching story. Patricia and her kids get to reunite with their sister and aunt and I hope the media leaves it alone as it is a family issue and there is so much other things to talk about. I wish I was Oprah's sister, maybe she will adopt me.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Jorie

    Who gives a flying f*&ck!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  132. 1clutch1

    So that's what's been hiding under her clothes all these years? I thought she was just a fatso

    January 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Jenn

    Why is Stedman Graham described as Oprah's "partner"? Aren't they married? I guess a husband can be a "partner," but that word is usually reserved for unmarried couples.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Speck of Sand vs the Plank

    LOL, I can't believe all the posers on here posting to say that they don't care. Then WHY did you click on the article???? Why didn't you just avoid it and read about the 3D food printer in the Tech section instead or the worsening state of the US's transportation systems?

    January 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhampton100

      Because, like you, we read whatever we want and we don't owe you, or anybody else an expalination. You don't mind, so you?

      January 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • vivian

      And what is it that you care about. I can't follow your thought process. DA.........

      January 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Why

    IMO that lady who's talking the most is really annoying... To Oprah – Coolstory........ But yeah that lady/host is really annoying...

    January 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Get a Life

    For all of you who are complaining about this segment, you need to realize this: this is an entertainment blog. Oprah is a part of the entertainment industry. If you didnt care so much, then why did you click on the link and read the article? Yes, we have troops overseas fighting, yes policeman are getting shot and killed and these stories are being reported on as well. But again, this is an entertainment blog, why would they report about those things here? You guys sound so negative and I'm not sure why. Ok Oprah has a half sister she just found out about, its an interesting read but it doesnt affect none of us on any level. So please chill with the negativity. But I know you won't.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhampton100

      Because, like you, we read whatever we want and we don't owe you, or anybody else an expalination. You don't mind, do you? In fact, we even read your arrogant (controlling other people) statement.

      January 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  137. MPLArms

    And this is news worthy?

    January 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  138. kepeneter

    My first question was if the illitigitmacy was due to Oprah's mother or father. What a family! Is there any relationship that
    was legally sactioned? The very bothersome thing is that it's all OK now because Oprah has absolved us of our sins and shame. No shame, no sin? What sort of example is this family giving young people by hanging their dirty laundry out to dry on mass media? How are we to measure societal morals?

    January 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Patricia

    This woman has no idea what humility is nor how to keep things private. She's a megalomaniac who uses whatever story she can to shine the spotlight on herself. Shouldn't there be a period of transition or is everything open to the glare of the media so that she can be in the headlines AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Neil n Kansas

    I love Oprah she has done so much for the people....if I had cable I probably wouldn't watch her but I respect her struggle!! Congrads Oprah

    January 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  141. reb123h

    This is an amazing story. Good for the both of them and their entire family. I watched the show and her sister appears to be an absolute sweetheart. I wish their family the best. And for all the haters on here give credit for where it's due. How can you critize this story? We need a refreshing story from time to time. Most of what the media reports is depressing anyway!

    January 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Nani-in-Kailua

    I just don't understand why so many people on here feel compelled to post such mean hateful comments. Does it make you feel tough or important or something to be so mean– especially when the person you're trashing can't respond– or since you can do so anonymously? Some of you really need to grow up & act like human beings. A little civility & respect for others isn't going to kill you.
    I'm not particularly a big Oprah fan, but she seems like a decent enough person. I don't watch her show except for maybe a random minute or two here & there. But she appears to be a nice person who doesn't deserve all the hate espoused on here.
    And as for her new found half sister– the lady showed a lot of class by not selling her story to some rag magazine.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Jake

    Offal Winfrey, the spokesperson of every liberal God Hating, Baby Killing, Stange Flesh supporting white girl.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Al~San Diego

    can you say: PAYDAY!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  145. jake

    More Sibling News: Offal Winfrey is found to have half brother half whale sibling. Interview later on this same channel.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Zaphod2000

    Her show should have ended two years ago. I am sick and tired of hearing/reading about people and their problems when they are sitting on billions and millions of dollars.
    I lost all respect when she had what's her face from AK on her show pushing her book.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Angie

    I love all the racist on this site. You guys are a bunch of miserable idiots!! Maybe if you would put all of that negitive energy into something positive maybe you yourself would be a better person. Your name calling and unwanted comments make for good entertainment so rant on you poor white trash!! Life would be better for you if you actually had a life, huh?? LIFE IS GOOD........ By the way...... im inventing a new drink call Haterraid (especially design for unsuccessful bloggers! LMAO @ YOU FOOLS!!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Khandi

    Why are you people so negative? Ratings? I do not think she needs ratings. If you watched the show you would have understood the story. This is a blessings, family means a lot, you do not know how a person feels who been lefted in a hospital because you was not wanted.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Justamom

    I have to laugh at all the "so what, this isn't news" comments. You might be feeling like you're just airing your opinion. Great. But if you really want stories like this to be less prominent, then ya gotta stop clicking on them!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  150. They've already scheduled an eating contest....

    If Oprah and her new found half sister had an eating contest, and the only two items they could use was a sledge hammer and 4 feet of garden hose, who do you think would win?

    January 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Can't stand Oprah

    Can't stand the woman personally but have tons of respect for her. She has little talent but a lot of drive and has made herself and her staff rich. I'm glad she found her sibling. who cares if its on TV? It's her show and if youi dont' like it don't watch it. I found my brothers and sisters about five years ago and wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Nina

    I too found I had an older half sister when my father confessed after my mothers' death that "someone might contest the will". I was in my 40's and it completely turned my life into a turmoil as my father blamed my mother for the lack of connection. It took several years of finding and asking virtually all Mom's closest friends to realize my Dad had lied to avoid his responsibility and my mother truly was the gracious and generous woman i had believed her to be. I was able to locate my half sister, connect and develop a relationship with her, introduce her to our siblings and her father. Finally – tho reluctantly – he accepted her as his daughter. Judy (my half-sister) and her mother knew all about "our" family but had made the decision not to cause conflict and had forgiven Dad for his neglect, Interestingly, many members of my father's family also knew about Judy. Both Dad and my half-sister Judy have passed away now, but my life was so blessed in getting to know this brave, honorable, and loving woman. I applaud Oprah's family for the journey they are taking together.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Oprduh

    I think I just puked in my mouth.... Yep I did. Didn't even read the article, just wanted to announce to society that you are losing brain cells reading this drivel.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  154. ricky

    is she fat and talks about every thing and nothing...must be O's sister.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  155. McGuffin

    Oprahgate? Truly the magnitude of this scandal is astounding.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  156. mario

    Who cares!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  157. mario

    Such drama over nothing...does this thing ever go away anyway! Who cares!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  158. water-puppy69

    Not a big news to me, or the big secret! About her doughter thet che had @ age of 14 u see her all the time on her show, who wasn't able to put 2 and 2 toghetr oprah and gayle 1s years in age difernce!

    January 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Whatashock

    Shocker. She's black...I'm sure she has dozens of brothers and sisters she doesn't know about.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Radiant

    My twin sister & I was looking for my dad since a social worker told us when we were 9 that our stepdad was not our father. Though, he was the father of my other twin sister & brother. Long story short, we reunited with our 5 younger sisters & brothers and I met my father who gave me away at my wedding! *TEAR*

    January 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  161. dwhast

    Why do we have to make a comment about everything that happens in this world? If we all were so smart why are we not running for office and making things so much better. Get a job people to occupy your time.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Shelley

    She has the same nose, same lips, and same FAT ASS as Orca.

    January 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Que

    i think you are all a bunch of hatter, Oprah is the S*&^ and if you all had the chance to be in her shoes , you would!!!! . Go Oprah! I love you to death and cont. during what you do....

    January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      Yes, we are all hatters. And you are a Madhatter it seems. Pray to your Orca God O'mindless one.

      January 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  164. yukon409

    I don't care if she has a dozen half sisters and brothers.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  165. don b

    SO WHAT? If this is news, I would like to announce, "my dog has sisters and brothers".
    Does this announcement get me top billing in the news department?

    January 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  166. ps

    The main reason why she didnt sale her story is she knew that if she let Oprah think she is a saint, she will get more money out of Oprah. You just watch

    January 24, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Unimpressed

    Sweet. If the degenerate parents didn't buck like funnies there would not be anything of which to be "ashamed" or "surprised." Great choice. Have another baby. It always make things easier.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Tammy

    There are people dying, wars being fought, and too much bad in this world. Which is why we need to hear stories of good things happening in this world. Im sure the comments wouldn't be so negative if it had been someone elses long lost sister. Congrats Opera and Patricia, hope your relationship blossoms and your families benefit from having found one another.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  169. felicia calhoun

    am glad for you and you family oprah.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Oprah

    Oprahs thoughts for the last 3 months *******you can't make me come out, you can't make me come out******* !! IDEA !! Don't ask, don't tell can work for me. Find a long lost sister. That will take the heat off me and Gail....

    January 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Daisy M.

    I was never an Oprah hater, but this year she has started to believe the hype about herself and this one puts her over the top in self-absortion. Why did she have to do a show about this? Acknowledge it in private and keep on truckin. If the media asks, just say yea, that's right. Can't have a tabloid story that's true. I just wasted my last hour watching this crap. Oprah needs therapy to get over herself.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  172. DEB

    There is no greater treasure on earth than to find family you never knew you had. 2 sisters found me long after we became adults. (1/2 sisters for those of you who measure). I don't measure. The love was immediate and real. and I connected to them just like the other 3 sisters I have. I am happy for both Oprah and her sister.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  173. mailliam

    I'm so glad to know this "prefixed" sister appears to be the right half, not the wrong half, nor just the top, or bottom half; she appears to be the whole thing. My grandsons were upset and crying because they thought Oprah's half-sister had been seriously injured in some way and was "only" half a person.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Nunya

    Is it possible that the O realized there was about 15 minutes in the last year that some part of her tragic life wasn't blasted on some front page somewhere that she PAID to have the DNA come out that way?

    January 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Phil

    Oprah enjoyed meeting her half-sister so much, she's planning on giving every one of her audience members new half-siblings.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Elizabeth

    What a beautiful story 🙂

    Haters should all go back under the rocks from which they came

    January 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Nunya

    OPRAH! OPRAH! Over here! I am your long lost dog walkers, 4th cousins' friend of the family's family favorite aunt.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  178. vinny

    who cares about a half sister ? when OPRAH coming out about her and gayle then you get the ratings .

    January 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Arglebargle

    So...Oprah has a half sister.

    What's the other half?

    January 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  180. inga

    Why did Oprah's mother refuse her after all these years? Did she think this woman was going to try to take advantage of her "golden child?" I bet if her cash cow needed a kidney or bone marrow transplant and they couldn't find a suitable donor she'd be breaking her door down. What a mother!

    January 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Gregory Pierce

    "Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your TV show has now betrayed her, too. Your father was wise to hide her from me. Now his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side... then perhaps she will... "

    January 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Micoy

    is this her version of Maury's – You are/are not the father episodes?

    January 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |


    January 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Garth Bock

    Oh pluuuleeezzzz.....what's Oprahs next secret surprise.....?????

    Hi.....I'm Oprah and I used to be white.........

    All praise the almighty "O".

    January 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Noodle Nacho

    I pooped a little.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  186. RB

    I knew she was hiding a midget under her dress all these years...

    January 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  187. CRYSTAL

    If you haters don't like it don't read it! Its simple! You claim that this is not news worthy well don't click on the link!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Speaker of Truth

    I find it funny beyond words that black people love Oprah no matter what, same way they love O.J. Simpson. "Oh, Lawdy, Lawdy, Oafra has a half-sista, praise de Lawd!" Yeah, and you idiot eggplants still live in poverty in your ghettos and crack houses! Same with Obama. The only reason you like him is 'cause he's black. He hasn't done a thing for you, but he's a black man that made it. Whoop-de-doo! So let's see…….we have Oafra, the murderous O.J., and Barry Osama. Oh, let's not forget MLK. He gets his own day but JFK and RFK both took a bullet but THEY don't get a day? Oafra makes me sick, and all of you worship the ground she walks on and for what? Blind devotion, that's all it is. Believe me, she laughs at you losers all the way to the bank. Half siblings are really not that uncommon in the black community. In fact, it's mandatory.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crystal

      Speaker of Truth, that was the most ignorant response I've ever read. I guess you just wanted to ruffle a few feathers. Have fun browsing the internet in your mothers basement you idiot.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • racistmuch?

      It's pretty clear from your post that Oprah is the least of your problems.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf

      I whole heartedly agree. This african american girl has made her millions by playing on other people's emotions on her daytime show and everyone's gone for it. I can't believe how many suckers there's in this country.

      January 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • vivian

      You spew hate and it is people like you who contribute to racial tension. Actually, you are simply jealous that black people are doing better than you. You simply can't stand it. You are likely a blue collar worker and hate the fact that people of color have the abilities to excel. Too much of a coward to identify yourself. LOL a million times over.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  189. David M

    I just looked up the phrases 'self-serving', 'self-absorbed', and 'self-important'. At each entry was a picture of Oprah! Who knew???

    January 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  190. YBP

    Family Tree confusion in a black family in America. How unusual.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Tim Schmidt

    Oprah should buy her half-sister the other half...make her a FULL sister. With Oprah, anything is possible...just dream it, achieve it and TIVO it.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Susie

    I think it's an amazing story, although sad that the mother still can't embrace her long lost daughter. I can't help thinking that the fathers of these children get off scot free - the kids are put up for adoption, and the fathers don't have to pay any support. Wonder if there's something we're not being told about the father.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  193. CG

    I hear the Olsen twins have a secret sister too.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Kay

    Bitter? No, I just can't stand people gushing over someone like Oprah when I know people who have done far more for the betterment of the world than she could ever imagine to do. For them, its about helping, without the attention. For Oprah its about ME, ME ME ,look at ME! If you can't figure that out than you are far more gone then she is. Bitter? Don't make me laugh!!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Phil Johnson

    Who's Oprah, and why should I care if she has a sister? I have two sisters.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  196. truthinrock

    Sounds like Patty saw what the druggie half sister did and decided she'd get a LOT more outta Okra if she kept her mouth shut. Smart move Patty! I'm not sure any money is worth having to deal with the most self-absorbed person on the planet.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Oprah Winfrey

    I'm still shaking just thinking about.....oh wait, she's NOT my half-sister? She used to be a man? So I have a half-brother...I already had one. Damn flyover people.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Betty

    I do have to agree with alot of the posters here. I am somewhat tired of hearing how wonderful a person Oprah is. What she is done over the years has been for MONEY-lets not forget the root of everyone's drive. I do think its time that the show was stopped, enough is enough. She is very self-glorifing always has been- LOOK AT ME – IM BLACK and RICH. Sure she has given – but it hasn't cost here a CENT! OWN, just like any other network, same old stuff and alots of commericals!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  199. ~ROADDOGG~

    What a crying shame oprah wasnt born mexican. throw some love this way O god knows alot of us need it.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Tim Schmidt

    No way, really? A HALF-sister? This fantastic billionaire Queen of the World never ceases to astound with her headline-making, unprecedented tales of adventure.

    Does anyone care that 35 people were killed and 150 injured in a terrorist attack in Russia today?

    January 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Oprah's Minge

    I'm sick of Oprah ignoring me and Gary. She's always working, never even gives me a stroke anymore. I'm sick of it I tell ya, SICK!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Pamela

    Ummm Kay, i sense a little bitterness. are you sure you are not jealous of the Big O? LOL

    January 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Turd Ferguson

    What? Half sister? Of COURSE she does...........becasue Oprah's so FAT there was only enough LEFT for half a sister, hahahahahaha. That's funny. It's a funny joke.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  204. KAY

    I have to laugh when Oprah worshippers think we are jealous of her. No, all of this money and success and gone to her big fat ego head and she is one who has lost her soul to her own myth. I feel sorry for those of you who are so stupid to have fallen in her trap. I can make my own decisions without her input, don't need her at all.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  205. gkingii

    I sure wish this woman would just shut up.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Pamela

    Wow, it still boggles my mind the way people hate on Oprah. but it's okay, the ones who love her, love her enough to make her rich and famous which makes her too hot to handle for you haters. You can hate her all you want, but it will not change who she is. I'd think you would have figured that out after 25 LONG YEARS!!

    January 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Luba Makowsky

    I am so sick of Oprah. She has more than most people and she still hasn't got enough attention. She really disgusts me. Selfish, self centered, narcissist, egotistic, boring, vain, arrogant, etc.

    January 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      Sounds like you are describing her pal the Abomination (Obama for short)!

      January 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  208. sassie

    What is this rumor going around that Oprah decided to end her show in time to run for the presidency?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  209. J

    I hope they reinforced that stage....

    January 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Dee05

    CNN has this article about Oprah's new sister posted under entertainment versus a news headline. Us escapists like to be entertained (reality and talent based shows are making a fortune!). Go to the news sections if you want to know about current affairs of state and government. That's scary enough to send you back to the entertainment section!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  211. TI

    Ding! Ding! JACKPOT!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Stu

    I wonder if her book club vettes the authors better these days? Nohting like another A Million Little Lies...

    January 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  213. folando

    God is good everything happens for a reason God work in a way that you will never figure it out but when it all comes together its a beautiful thing better now than never you can never forget the past but in reality the past get you to where you need to go it dosent matter what you been through as long as you correct ur mistakes and put the past behind you and live a day @ a time and surround it with the lord and savior you will get where you need to be...sad beginning but beautiful ending to a new beginning..

    January 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Red Flag

    Don't be distracted...people.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Maple Leaf

    Confusing. Maybe someone could clarify this. After accidently hitting on the wrong link, I came across this article dated Feb. 2003..."Authorities in New Berlin, Wis., are continuing to investigate the death of Oprah Winfrey's half sister, but police said Saturday it did not appear to have involved foul play.

    Waukesha County deputy medical examiner Kristine Klenz said Saturday "there is no obvious cause of death" for Patricia Lee- Lloyd, 43, who was discovered Wednesday by husband Kenny Lloyd in their apartment in suburban Milwaukee. Klenz said it could be two weeks or longer before a cause of death ruling is made.

    New Berlin police Lt. David Dunn has said he didn't think there was any type of criminal activity related to the death, though investigators would continue to look into it."

    January 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  216. awsome taco

    her sister must be lezbian if oprah isnt

    January 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Don't be Mad...I'm just saying

    It's funny how everyone who made a post to this article that had something negative to say, stopped and clicked on the link to read, then read it. Then took the time to comment on how you either hate Oprah or spew out other negative remarks. You are too funny, LOL!! If you don't like her why did you waste your time reading. HATERS!! lol. Btw, some of you need spell check or go back to school.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dclement09

      OMG! I was thinking the same thing...they obviously thought it was interesting because they took the time to read the story....LOL....and pretty much all of the haters need spell checker, hmmmm maybe that is why they're haters....can't do much with your life if you can't spell, I'm just saying.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  218. sam


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  219. NYLA Princess


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  220. noone

    It would have been great if Piers Morgan, the self-described ground-breaking interviewer, could have gotten Oprah to spill this during his interview.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  221. CSE

    They must have found her during Oprah's last stomach surgery.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  222. klwrespond

    Hate to say it Oprah, but who the heck cares ??!?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Crawford

    What's the big deal? Who cares!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  224. catherine

    Beautiful. Clearly the elegance, compassion, strength, determination and forgiveness is in the genes and it opens my heart to ehar this story. I'm surprised at all these horrible comments from angry sad and obviously jealous people....as we all know that energy will not carry your far. Congratulations to you both...a family reunited and shame released brings me to tears. Blessings.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Guest

    I think this is not her sister, but her daughter. I heard that the baby survived and has been raised by relatives. If they are about 15 years apart, I would definitely not fall for this "news". The singer, Bobby Darin, found out in his 30's that his older sister was really his mother. Stranger things have happened.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      And, as several of posters here have all but confirmed the 2003 death of her half-sister, Patricia, this makes it all even stranger.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Sara

    I think is is nice they found each other. We probably all have half siblings somewhere. Why must there be so many people who are so negative.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Harry from VT

    Did she keep her a secret under all those flaps on her belly?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Jerry

    lol, i love the head line. Newsflash its not very secret if Oprah put it on her show! lol

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Joe Fattal

    She got a half sister. Which half?. And besides two oprahs is too much.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  230. crm

    maybe oprahs mother is not her real mother maybe oprah was adopted also u think

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  231. CJ

    There sure are a lot of mean spirited people out there. I am not an Oprah fan but she is well known and a long lost/secret sister would make the head lines so get over it. Anyway, I'm glad they found each other.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  232. kikki

    Good God what is wrong with you selfish, self absorbed bunch of jealous idiots! Doesn't this of all things prove that as a black woman that came from a now TYPICAL American family has actually made something of herself! And guess what... I'm White! So don't try the "Oh she must be black!" thing either! Good for her that she has a sister that she can now love and b e a family to. Better yet good for her sister that now has a family she thought didn't love her or want anything to do with her! All I can say is you really all need to learn the meaning of MEAN PEOPLE SUCK! Heartless fools...............

    January 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I could not have said it better.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • dclement09

      I agree with you, I've just ignored them...some people will never change so just don't let them get under your skin. I'm an Oprah fan and I think it's great for her. Thanks for posting kikki.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • marilyn

      I couldn't have said it better, One thing for certain they are wasting their time....Oprah isn't reading this negative, two things for sure she got hers Now Go Get yours, and last When you're talking about her she knows your thinking about her, and it's putting more in her pockets...Dumb Azz, when you stop talking Mayb she may wonder, but I doudt it

      January 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Don

    A big, giant 'WHO CARES.'

    January 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Tracey

    I have 3 half sisters.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Lin McKay

    I wish I was famous so that I might find my half-sister who is 17 years older than I am and that puts her into her 80s. I am very happy for Oprah.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Maggie

    Looks like most of the men or all of them posting here can't stand a woman who is a self made billionaire. Jealousy perhaps? Oprah was able to reach people with her compassion and hard work for the underdog. That's why people love her. Not to mention her many good deeds through her charitable donations, giveaways, and involvement with the communities. She's not a "good old boy" which probably bothers those cry babies who have never even seen her shows. Narrow minded loafers.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  237. flameworker

    Does Oprah have more than one half-sister named Patricia?
    Consider this People magazine article from February 2007(!):http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20009251,00.html

    “The February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, has the theme, “My first" – and Winfrey writes about her first betrayal: A family member’s revelation to the National Enquirer that Winfrey gave birth as a teen to a baby who died in the hospital weeks later.

    Winfrey writes that the relative, whom she doesn’t name but whom the Associated Press identifies as her half-sister, Patricia Lloyd, “sat in a room, told them the story of my hidden shame and left their offices $19,000 richer." -People magazine 2007 The headline of the article was "Oprah Winfrey: I Was 'Devastated' by Relative's Betrayal"

    Just another Oprah publicity stunt.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Gail

    This is so Touching. God Bless them both!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  239. arm lagace

    I just have to say all of you need to stop ragging on her she is a strong women who has made something of herself. also cnn wouldn't put it at the top if people like you and me that read this wouldn't. All of you want to talk of why its like number three look at this story's comments then look at the others. bet there comments aren't as intense. so lay off I say good for her she found a sister and if she airs it as a story i bet she would rather tell everyone about it before someone else. those of you that say she doesn't help out she helps unfortuant people all the time. I say good for her and how like she helped highlight the soldiers at reed army medical solider and set up a donation when most of the world forgot about us. so if also if any of you that oppose the war got something to say about the war remember we are the reasons you have opinions and can voice them if you stand behind us please stand in front of us cause I know oprah does. if you dont like this news dont read it or comment about it read something else. congrats oprah on the new found sister.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  240. russian bear

    wawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...big news..two monkeys instead of one....

    January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  241. ms liz li

    Omg. Can't we all just get along? All we here in the news is bad news. Can we just be happy for someone who reunites with a family member? While it's true, there are many people who live their lives quietly doing great things with no recognition or kudos, and there are tragic stories that are never told. If we want to reach true peace, love, and harmony, we have to stop being haters. Another country heard from.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  242. DiamondDog

    So, does this mean that the secret half sister will get a show on the OWN Network?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omar

      Why are you guys hating on Oprah? I respect this lady for all she does. She gives and keep giving to the less fortunate. So keep on hating (damn Haters) on a wonderful successful beautiful black woman. love you Oprah!

      January 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Red

    MMMMM Meeeeeeeeeeee

    January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  244. kim

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Carole

    I can't believe there are so many idiots in this world to say such negitive things about a person that has helped so many people in this life! She is a real live ANGEL walking this earth giving everything she has got, her heart, her soul, and YES, her BILLIONS to make this world a better place.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Rock

    I just totally F'd the heck out of Snooki

    January 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Cillian1977

    I thought the secret was going to be that Oprah ate her sister for lunch :\

    January 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Meh

    Did the sister get a free Pontiac for being on the show?

    January 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Tony

    OHH, I just thought she had a "secret husband"–named Stedman or something–as her BEARD, since EVERYBODY KNOWS she's a lesbian...

    January 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sapsxy

      ..Wouldnt you want your wife/girlfriend : to be "Bi / lesbian ? .. 🙂

      January 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Jay

    Who cares? Get over yourself.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Sapsxy

    All negative commentators are just simply miserable with their lives.They live in world of misery,jealousy and hatred.
    People who may have rich "someone" in the family always have this inner expectation to be given free money.Though,
    I would say that someone rich should always help out the most sincere of friends andrelatives-and not to "constant beggars".The only person in Oprah's life who would know her real secrets and family history would be her friend-Gail.
    So know one is truely "qualifed" here to pass any type of judgement on her.
    Life's a continuous lesson.I hope many people took all their could from Oprah's.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Sharon

    I am so happy for MS. O. Finding a sister, wow...her mother, now that's another story and I know Lady O is hip to that. Ms. O, give your sister everything she ever thought she wanted, cars, homes, pay her debts, give her and her children education, job opportunities...but give her and yourself the most important gift..give her yourself and allow her to do the same. Your life will be changed forever. Oprah, give your sister you!!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  253. chad

    But the Chicago newspaper printed this story in 2003 when they wrote about this half-sisters death. How is she alive again and how did Oprah just learn about this lady when she paid for her funeral 8 years ago? http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-02-22/news/0302220037_1_show-host-oprah-winfrey-mother-milwaukee

    January 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nani-in-Kailua

      Maybe if you had actually bothered to read the story or watch the video clip before posting an uninformed comment you would have known that her half sister that died was indeed named Patricia. And her half sister that she just recently was reunited with was also named Patricia by the people in foster care where she was placed.
      (BTW, it took all of 45 seconds to find that information.)

      January 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      That's a different half sister. She had another half sister with the same name.

      January 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Kris

    I just want to know why she is wearing Snooki's poof?

    January 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  255. mac

    And I thought her half sister was Ellen.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  256. whogivesanoprahsazz

    The only real story here would be IF there were no half/step/out-of-wedlock siblings running around procreating. Oprah's entire family would be a Springer episode if she wasn't a billionaire.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Shannon Cole

    The same thing happened to my mom . After the death of my grandfather she found out she had a half sister. As it turned out her & my aunt had quite a bit in common. My sister & I thought it was great that all of a sudden we had another aunt!
    I give them credit for keeping it a secret from the public. Being Oprah that takes a lot – not that they were ashamed of it but the media could have had a field day wit this! At least with her show being over she'll have more family time!

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    January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  258. weallgotone

    "Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it."

    Isn't she the media?

    January 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Mac

    And to think, my wife actually keeps up with this crap

    January 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  260. dahlimama

    The sordid strorySenator James Alesi, from New York State, why are major news outlets not reporting on this Major story? The head of the republican party has called on the Senator to drop his law suite as it is soooo damaging to the republican party.News outlets can cover stories like "why America is tiring of sarah palin but does not cover this!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  261. David B.

    Will this egotistical talkshow host EVER stop exploiting her personal life on TV for ratings purposes? Many of us are SO glad she's canceling her show. And I'll never watch the OWN network. Will her next project be buying a country? Sheesch, enough is enough.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  262. nan

    Since this is Obrah's final season and she has a new network to promote...anyone see where I'm going with this? Bla, bla, bla..I'm oprah, its all about me...let me pull a few off spring out of the woodwork to boost my ratings.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Betty

    who cares? Oprah can't stand NOT being in the news at least once a week...sheesh!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  264. ficheye

    At one point in the article it says that the sister wanted to contact the mother... but the mother didn't want to talk to her. A real nice person, don't you think? Patricia might have gone to the press then. But she did her own detective work to find out that she was a relative. I don't really think too much of Oprah, but I think much less of the mother. She's probably well set because of Oprah, but she was willing to let Patricia rot even after she knew that Patricia had figured it out. Pretty disgusting. Oprah doesn't want to start a family fight, but this is crazy. If I was Patricia I would never want to be in the same room with 'mom'. And why mom didn't come clean after all the years of Oprah's success is almost criminal. Disgusting. I know. I already said that, but it fits.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Chicago Nick

    She calls her a "half sister" because she only weighs in at 250 lbs!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  266. LJTuner

    Personally I find this an interesting human story. I've rarely (maybe 3 or 4 times) watched Oprah's show; the only time I've seen it is in doctor's waiting rooms or some such thing. For those of you who are so sick of her, why read the story or even comment on it? Oprah is a very successful woman with a turbulent history; it's inspiring that she's made so much of her life. May they find joy in finding each other and forming their relationship.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  267. mfred

    Why does this woman think that everyone needs to know everything going on in her life. Perhaps she can follow examples of billionaires like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates who keep their personal lives to themselves. I'm pretty tired of the constant press about what this woman is doing. She and others like her least realize how completely self serving they come across which in time diminishes their popularity.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Johnny K

    Let me make this clear – I'm only here to state how pathetic Oprah is. I haven't read the article and I'm not. It's time we all stopped fuelling Oprah's ego. Signing out.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Georgia

    How wonderful it would be if this was actually the most important news of the year! No bombings, shootings, deaths, disasters,terrorism, wars.... Just an earth shattering piece like this one. I am not being sarcastic... Well, not entirely.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  270. get over it

    I love how people read these stories and then post snarky comments about how stupid they think it is, or how it's Obama's or Palin's fault... no one put a gun to your head and forced you to click the link and then read through the story, now, did they? Get over yourself already.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • pesaari

      Isn't that why they have these blog postings, so people can post their opinions? I love it when people take the time to read other people's blog postings only to comment on how stupid they are. see the chain of events here?

      January 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Look in the Mirror

      You are doing almost the same thing. We're all pretty impressed.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Carol

    I was adopted at the age of seven....my birth mother had 10 children, I'm number eight, I know my two older sisters and two younger brothers but would love to find out if the past five of my brothers or sisters are still alive. Wonder if I could get Oprah to help....um.....

    January 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  272. pesaari

    so don't care! typical chicken and egg problem. are we consumers of crappy news because that's what the media is feeding us or are they only feeding it to us because that's what sells?

    January 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Rochelle Moore

    Oprah & Patricia
    God Bless you both–Everyone needs a sista in their life. Money could never replace the bond you will have. It will be fun catching up on the years you missed. Its a blessing to have money to enjoy. I would take a sista over money any day. I do not have a sister, I wish I could buy one. something money can't buy. Oprah is a good person, and I am sure they both realize the blessing they will be to one another.
    Be blessed and enjoy. What God joined together, let no man put assunder.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  274. pma2kappaman

    I'm shocked at some of the comments people have placed under this report. While I must admit it I was expecting a little more than this, I'm not disappointed with it. With everything going on in the world today its nice to hear some positive things every now and then. What happened to people being happy for one another? It's just nice to be nice and if it were you wouldn't you want to be able to tell your story and have people excited for you? Oprah has a lot of money but money cannot replace the need to be loved by family or friends.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  275. FW

    I need more money ....I need more money..... I need more money

    I love Opie I love Opie I need a sister I need a sister

    January 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  276. vicksisamonster

    Anybody want to guess how long before Stedman does a runner?

    Charity he coulda beat, a half-sister, not so much.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  277. jon

    Oh yeah, I'll sleep better tonight knowing this. Like who cares. I'm so sick of this ego maniac. Just take your billions and go away already.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Spark

    I just clicked on the story to ask – who & why do so many people care about a talk show host? I don't hate Oprah, but I certainly don't hero worship her. Please explain the obsession. Who cares if she has a sister? Do you know about the family relationships of other celebs and politicians? Probably not.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Steve and Loretta

    It is time for this overexposed, bloated, screaming banshee to get off the air and stop inflicting the world with her opinions.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Elo123

    A lot of hateful or impersonal things people are and will say about this. I have not watched alot of Oprah throughout the years. However I know that she is quite an influential media person who has for the most of us shaped how we take things in from TV etc. So, you SHOULD be interested because this is the story of a person who has directly or indirectly affects us in some way like it or not.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  281. dan

    Wow....Oprah handles everything with such grace. She's an inspiration.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hello OPRAH! I'm happy for you and your family! I wish you all well. Please ignore the demon haters who despise your good. The devil hates the very idea that GOD commanded to HIS children, 'that to whom much is given, much is required'! And you have certainly done that and you are still doing it; so thankyou for being obedient to GOD in such a humanitarian way. 'Many are called, but few are chosen'! I thank you for answering the call, WHEN GOD CHOSE YOU, OPRAH!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  283. The two witnesses

    The two witnesses are here! The ones spoken of revelation chapter 11 and throughout your holy scriptures. Please call 18006139494 or visit website http://www.Yahweh.com today !!!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • elo

      Please stop trying to sell your religion/faith on this forum. It is not appropriate and you are making yourself look like a fool.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  284. mingram

    All these people on this blog is so rude it is a big thing to oprah she has another family member she did'nt know about and if you dont care about the story do not comment on it

    January 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  285. silva

    Is this woman ever going to leave? Who cares? So many children dying in Brasil, Haiti and everywhere. I am so tired of
    Oprha. Give us a break. CNN report news about what is important.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      You sound like my mother when i didn't want to eat my peas. "Children in Africa are starving!"

      You clicked on this story, read it, and posted a comment just to scold the rest of us and CNN for not restricting our attention to what you deem newsworthy? How high is that horse of yours?

      January 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  286. matt

    This is NOT news....

    January 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Allison L

    35 people were just killed in Moscow–who GVIES A DAMN about your half sister?

    January 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Linkeob

    Congrats Patricia. God has reconciled you with your mother and hald sister. There is no more shame. Glory be to God!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  289. The two witnesses

    Have you heard?? We found them!!! The two witnesses that are spoken of in revelation chapter 11, they are here NOW! Please call 18006139494 or visit website http://www.Yahweh.com today!!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Tyler

    Who cares? Y is this relevant? I'm pretty sure news has to be something worthy of discusion and oprah having some have sister doesn't matter. Almost as bad as Jersey Shore.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  291. c

    Ok so she is thankful that her sister didn't capitalize on this by going to the media – who would in turn make this a big story and make milliions of dollars from exploiting a tragic family story .....ahhhhh i get it. She is the one capitalizing on it by being in themedia and making a big story and millions of dollars for her new network while exploiting this tragic family story.

    My dog died when I was 12 – There's a movie in here people, any takers? offer wont last long!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Lee

    Talk about haters!! Don't you people have some serious praying to do? for yourselves probably! Pray for compassion and a kind heart you think???

    January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  293. sid

    I thought she was going to reveal she was a man.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  294. iCARE

    I care, if you didn't; you wouldn't have read this article and had the audacity to post a comment!

    GO OPRAH! Much love!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Kate

    This article is poorly written and should be edited. I had to read some sentences several times to understand what the writer was trying to say.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Memememe

    I could care less about her sister. I'm just ticked her network will be replacing Discovery Health. I like that channel.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meredith

      Me too! Discovery Health was one of my faves! And now it's replaced with "how to live your best life"...pththth! Give me back my channel to start!

      January 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  297. joe997788

    Oprah I am your 3rd cousin twice removed... Send me some $$$!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Jason B.

    Glad this has turned out so well for the whole group.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Diane Smith

    I have a half-brother. STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Jeff G

    So big deal, she has a half-sister. If she keeps digging she'll probably find more than one.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  301. p

    if u dont care, why are u raeding the story, i guess u were hoping for some bad news about her, go listen to rush l, i'll make u feel better about your life

    January 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  302. JennyLo

    How disappointing. I was thinking she was going to announce she was still a slave.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Char

    Two half-sisters & both were named Patricia and one died in 2003? Hmmmmm

    January 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  304. wmh


    January 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Evel Kneivel

    I thought that Shirley from "What's Happenin'?" was Oprah's sister.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  306. bes

    Jesus.....this family is a walking cliche.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Really????

    You people are something else. "good luck oprah!" and "god bless oprah"...and so on....Wake the F*#k up morons! You have become Orca's personal ATM machine and she will SAY ANYTHING to keep the cash flow going.
    You people are so gullable...let me paint you a picture retards.
    "Next on CNN. Sarah Palin will relive the horror of the suicide bombing at a Russian airport as seen from her porch".
    If you idiots saw this on TV, you would believe it. WHY? BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU SEE ON TV.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  308. kasey

    This isn't news. Every couple of years, Oprah shows up with another half-sister. Between her prolific mother and father, she has them all over the place.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margeaux

      Funny, if Oprah were poor, we would be calling her mum a ho, her dad an ass*ole and her family totally irresponsible. Instead, tack some $$ on it and it is a heart renching newsworthy story. Wow

      January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  309. fishkicks

    Oprah: "I have a sister."
    Sane People of the World: "We don't care."

    January 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  310. lolo

    I just found all my sisters, including three step sisters and a step brother... making me oldest of nine children. I can totally understand her shock and her feelings. I hear all these negative but when you always feel a part of you is missing and then it walks right up to you in the flesh..its so amazing. I want to share my sisters with the world. I want to share my unbound love for all these girls I just found out existed. Shame on all you negative people.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Little One

    Enjoy it! This story will not be able to happen in 30 years. Because all the unwanted pregnancys are KILLED, TERMINATED, ABORTED. Now kids born out of wedlock will never see their "other" sisters because they have been brain drilled and killed in the womb. Now that is a sad story. Tell that one Opra.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Brain-drilled? Seriously? Is that what happened to your brain, Little One? Tell me, is ignorance truly bliss? You would know . . .

      January 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Radiant

    While you all sit in your little abodes,shacks,crackhouses,roach/rat infested apartments judging Oprah Winfrey,she is laughing at your comments if at all paying attention to them. Reality check, she is still BIGGER THAN LIFE! Her money is long and more than you will ever see in your lifetime, your children's lifetime better yet,great grand children's lifetime! You see, Oprah Winfrey's Network is her O.W.N. LMBO at ALL THE HATERS! Don't hate the player, HATE the GAME!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Marco555

    Good, now you can also come clean about your Aunt Hattie. Hattie McDaniel who played Mammie in 'Gone With The Wind'.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Amazed

    I am amazed at all the "haters" that took the time to comment. If you are not interested keep it moving!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      Dear Amazed. That is the perfect sentence. I may use it in the future, if you dont mind!

      January 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  315. litenup

    Bonding with the peeps! Another political ploy. Watch out, she has ambitions!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      Yes, I do believe you are correct. I too think she has ambitions, otherwise we would not be inundated with Oprah everything lately. That being said, unlike our present Commander in Chief, I think her heart is in the right place. She should have been our first Black President, I am very sorry I voted for Obama.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • litenup

      @ Catie : Yes, No, No, Yes!

      January 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      When you examine the morons running the country the last couple of decades (and I mean the House and Senate specifically, not so much the presidency itself), could she do much worse?

      January 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  316. DanO

    Who #$&%'n cares

    January 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  317. cj

    Mmmmm. this happens everyday , but this is Oprah , so is news I suppose .. Good for her , and I like Oprah okay , but she is not a God nor in my opinion all that specilaly talented. Just the right place , the right time, and luck. She just happens to be extremely weathly and does things with money that others cannot. So again good for her , but a boring news story!

    January 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  318. stevie68a

    This is a huge story for Oprah's legion of fans. Patricia really looks like her mother Vernita Lee. I apologize for all the idiots
    who have to turn this into a negative.
    Since Patricia has the rare quality of keeping her mouth shut, I bet she'll not want for anything. Good luck to the whole family.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  319. ProperVillain

    THIS should be making national headlines:


    Not more of Oprah's self absorbed meglomania disguised as news....

    January 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Thomas Covenant

    Cha Ching!!!

    Bet if Oprah was poor this wouldn't be an issue.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  321. lol O's momma is a hO

    Did I do the math right. Two half sisters. They are all from different dads. what a hO.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  322. ProperVillain

    Thought bubble above her half sister's head..."Cha-Ching!!!"

    January 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  323. jimmbob

    She has a half sister ??? Did she eat the other half ????

    January 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Ron

    Sure. And I am Oprah's white half-brother. Every 5 years Oprah comes out with some bizarre "secret" about herself. Who cares? Seems like a lot of people do! She just does this to keep the publicity machine working, folks.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Janie

    Congratulations Oprah. Sisters are a rare gift to be treasured.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Sarah

    As much as I admire Oprah, this is not news.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  327. John

    I am always astounded when trivia makes national news. I haven't seen a report on the status of the war in Iraq for many months

    January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  328. MT

    Oprah seems really confused...and her mother seems like a real piece of work

    January 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Marti

    What is the age difference between them. I don't see it anywhere. Could it be 14 years??? Hmmm.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Timme62

    So her new half sister kept the family connection a secret, but O decided it was worth some big ratings....

    January 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  331. T Diddy

    I don't think she is oprah's half sister. Looks more like three quarters to me. I could be wrong. we would have to actually get out a scale.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Ashley


    January 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  333. lolasmama

    It is really funny that she thinks anyone would care. Oprah is such a publicity junkie and a drama queen. Oprah get over yourself...please. We don't care. Go away.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Andrea

    So do a million other folks.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  335. marlice payton

    I think that being reunited with a family member that you never knew about is a great thing. For you haters that are mad and upset because that's her big news has issues. Don't be mad because she's a billionaire!!! She has feelings and is a human just like the next person. Oprah has done a lot of good deeds for people and the world over the years, so get over your self........

    January 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • squeaky13

      I really Im glad tht there still good people in the world of today being reunited with a love one is heartfelt so to the many of you that is bgeing sarcasitic grow up and first of all get your issues straight seriously!!!!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  336. dawit

    I think that Patricia won a lottery. I feel sorry that she didn't win it a bit earlier though.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Rhonda

    I have 3 sisters and love each of them deeply. I'm so happy that you and your sister will be able to share in your lives. There is nothing like the love of a family. Congradulations.....

    January 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  338. JD

    The posters who are obviously soooo jealous of Oprahs's success make me sick. I'll never be wealthy or famous but I think it's great that some people like Oprah make it and use their money to help so many people.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Mr. Zippy

    This article is nothing like what I expected. When I saw the headline "Oprah: I have a half-sister", I thought it was about cannibalism.. that Oprah has a sister and she ate half and put the other half in the freezer for later. Shows you what I know.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Thekid

    In a lot of people's minds, Oprah will be remembered for the Paris store fiasco. It wasn't racism, Oprah; the store was just closed. That's it, that was the entire story, but she played it up for ratings. I lost a lot of respect for her that day.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Sam

    I resemble her. We're both fat.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Moodyme

    If you could prove any blood relation to Oprah, of course you'd make it known...if only to get some money and position out of the deal. I know it's extremely un-PC to say so, but that's a heck of a family Ms. O comes from. She was born to teen parents, to a mother who had kids with multiple partners and gave them away (Oprah was largely raised by others). Her half sister was a teen parent. Someone in the family impregnated Oprah when she was 14. Oprah is promoted as some great example of success and aspiration for black Americans. I don't see that.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Oprah is a role model precisely because she came through a rough childhood full of ignorance and shame and abuse and made a success of her life in spite of all that. No one is perfect, certainly not Oprah, but admirable? I think so.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • CB

      So, she is to be condemned for the actions of her so-called family? Oprah is the epitome the American Dream. She came from abject poverty, she survived physical abuse and a dysfunctional family life. Through her own hard work and effort she made something of herself. That is admirable, like her or not.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Beautiful Vixen

    Jeezes every week she is coming out with something. Next week she is going to say that she was married at 18, and it was a really bad marriage, that he beat her and kept her locked up in a room for days w/o food.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Sandra

    Placing her in re-hab two times is one time too many as far as I am concerned. An addict will not get help until they want it. Oprah or any other person for that fact is not obligated to keep throwing good money after bad.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Cindy Lee Carleheim Muller

    OUCH OUCH OUCH...reading the comments about the Oprah 1/2 sister story from CNN readers makes me shiver that people can be so cold and negative. People are interested in Oprah, and it's better that Oprah shares this with the world than some tabloid. This way we get the straight scoop. Here I go now with a thought, how did Oprah's mother hide a pregnacy? Why didn't Oprah know her mother was pregnant and gave birth, you would think a daughter would know. Also.....what else did her mother hide? Oprah had a baby at 14 she says that died...did that baby die or did family give that child up for adoption? People do want to know as "WE LIKE OPRAH" she's been in our homes , especially mine, I've been a veiwer since the first show!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Gods Child

    Wow! So many people with hatred in there heart. May God bless you all and soften your heart. Im happy for Oprah and her newly found sister. If you aren’t that interested in something why even read it?

    January 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  347. carpathia2

    "She never once thought to go to the press," Winfrey said. "She never once thought to sell this story."
    So what does Oprah do? She sells the story!
    True, we don't know Oprah, she came from little, emassed much, she's A.A. so that means something to many, however, her mannerisms and voice are grating to the nerves and she has this very tightly scripted way about her this is quite annoying. She's everywhere and we can't escape her. Sort of like Sarah Palin!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Marti

    She is such an egomaniac that she can't allow a week to go by before her next "bombshell". We don't care about any of this, don't care about her and Gayle, and will not care even more so when she brings out her daughter that she had at 15. Common knowledge, she is the only one who thinks it isn't.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  349. deepdigits

    I hope they get to hang out before Oprah eats her

    January 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  350. GPS

    SO WHAT!!!! Robin Hood had a half brother!!! Go away Oprah!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Peers MoogAN


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  352. Ntange


    January 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Mary Jo

    So does the new sister get her own show like Gale on the new OWN? It better not be that 'Win Your Own Show', that's all I've got to say!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  354. BionicBub

    Winfrey is trash. Her TV show is trash. Her network is trash. America doesn't need any more trash. Get her off the air.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  355. marcie

    I have always thought that Oprah is lesbian and is just waiting for the right moment to let it be known. Lord knows she is very generous with her money giving to charities and supporting people the world over. I'm sure her sister will be well taken care of. She has truly been blessed with having a sister.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Kim

    Hmm..was Oprah's mother a bit promiscuous? What's with the "half" siblings?

    January 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Promiscuous is a double standard word. I've never heard it used in reference to males, only females. You are judging Oprah's mother based on little or no personal knowledge of the facts or the persons involved.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Cheryl

    What jumps out to me is that Oprah is a Billionaire and I am so surprised that she only paid twice for her sisters re-hab but gives away hundreds of cars to strangers. It just goes to show how we treat our audiances and strangers better than we do our own family. Its nice to have so many people love you especailly when we dont feel it from our own family.I can admit I have treated strangers better and at times still do. I have to catch myself. I dont know why we do it but we do. Something as simple as I may hold the door open for a stranger but walk ahead of my hubby and wait inside, or worse tell my son he can get it his arms not broke. If I had that kind of money my sister would be in rehab every 28 days if she wanted, because (in Oprah's defense now) it is only fro those that want it not those that need it. Good Luck to both Oprah and her new found sissy. We all can learn from our past mistakes.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Oprah didn’t have to do anything for her sister. She’s not obligated to help her sister get clean. She didn’t make her sister do drugs. Besides you don’t know the whole story. Her sister could have escaped from rehab and when they tried to find her, she could have been dead. You can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves. Don’t be so judgmental. Remember you will be judge one day. God bless…

      January 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • WNCWoman

      It's just possible that the sister who went to rehab didn't want to be clean. We don't know. Just because we want to help someone, doesn't mean that the help will be received or appreicated! I personally feel that much of the dislike for Oprah is due to the fact that she is a woman (very successful) of color and there is still a huge percentage of people who can't handle that! We've still got a long way to go in the country to move past the prejudices that so many have, it shows over and over unfortunately, in words, actions and deeds!

      January 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      You apparently know nothing about drug addiction or any addiction for that matter. You can't help someone who doesn't want help.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margeaux

      I don't care what color Oprah is or whether or not she is a female. She is a big mouth, know it all. It is always all about her – always.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justamom

      You can't help an addict who isn't ready for help. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. If her sister wouldn't stay in rehab, what else was Oprah supposed to do?

      January 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Lisa

    Who cares!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  359. outawork

    and she's been hiding all these years.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  360. DCoppage

    I just recently had the same experence...after 40 years I met my father for the first time, along with two half siblings and a host of aunt's and uncle's I had never known. To say the least it was overwheling, I had mixed feelings about the whole thing but I did record it to capture the event and to find our other siblings. God Bless her and her new family!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • GPS

      I'm tearing up reading your story!!! Maybe Oprah will buy you a new car or a trip tp Mars because of your sob story!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Janice

    This story sounds like anyone's dream sister found!! Best of luck for a continued relationship over the years... You look like contented sisters...!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  362. norma

    We don't have to be so rude to oprah. she is a very successful african american, and worked hard to get where she is.
    good that she has a half sister. now, let's move on:)

    January 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Tam

    Why are so many of you so negative? She started with nothing, could have turned out much differently. She did something with her life, and has helped many others. What have you done with your lives? What about the charities you support? If you don't like her, don't watch. I don't have time or interest to watch, I work during that time. But do admire her.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Nancy

    Please don't degrade or diminish this fundamental experience for all involved. Although all of us on this earth are related, family ties – be they biological, adoptive, foster or friends – affect us all deeply. Although I love my adoptive family dearly and wouldn't be who I am without them, I can say that finding out about and meeting my biological family in my '40s was the most profound experience of my life. I don't mean to imply that the biological part is in any way more important, but being adopted can be complicated and dealing with the adoption part touches deeply. No matter what Oprah's status as entertainer or whatever, she's sharing with all a deeply personal story. To those of you who are adopted, I hope you find the families you are looking for and that all find good in that connection, to those of you who gave us children, be not afraid of reconnection and let the shame go (if that's what you felt) and to those of you who adopted us, know that we don't love you less because we sought to extend our family.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Howard

    So, it only took Oprah TWO YEARS of attending Jeremiah Wright's anti-American, racist church, to realize that it was an undesirable place of warship every Sunday ???
    After spewing his hatred in videos, it only took me 10 minutes to see where Wright was coming from !!!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Elizabeth

    Big whoo. I have FOUR half-sisters and a half-brother. Maybe they should do a show about me.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  367. becca

    Many people have half-sisters. This is not news.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  368. blahdeeblah

    Booooooooooooooooooooooring. Isn't there a growing amount of families with long lost members? I would have been more interested if Oprah came out saying she had webbed toes. Now THAT'S interesting!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  370. jellymon

    Wow! Isn't it amazing that after her long running show ends she "finds out" that she has a half sister. Good thing she can talk about this non story on her new show. Next up will be the story that Steadman is a eunuch!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  371. pierce

    O is so rich she could have easily bought a pretty and slim, blond-haired, blue-eyed sister and passed her off as a blood relative.
    that is what O really wants.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Margeaux

      LOL LOL How true...

      With her sister being fat too, now she can blame her genes.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Glenn

    I can't stand okra I mean opra. She's tackey, foney, selfish,and forgets where she came frm.true nothin wrong W/bein famous, but she let's that money go 2 her head.watched own of the yosimity camping trip.that was pitiful, to dwn grade camping as if it was for the poor and homeless,I have friends that have plenty of money and they love camping.and I'm also african american by the way. She just makes me sick, wouldn't care what she's givin away, I wouldn't go on her show if I was paid...good riddins OPREEEE

    January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  373. Pat

    Wats up Emm414

    January 24, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  374. jim9

    Oprah has billions, how about helping her family with money and not talk.
    Give them millions, help them to live comfortable lives
    Talk is cheap. I am not talking about giving them a few hundred dollars.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  375. Mike

    Yeah Oprah? It seems your half sister is attached to your backside and is very well nourished. Who cares!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  376. platypus

    Did she give her a new car and a trip to Australia?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |


    January 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  378. Mom In The Sierras!

    They really do favor one another. I would love to have a sister now, even at my age. My sister died one day old. I never knew her but have always missed her.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  379. ghum

    Thank the Lord, now I can sleep tonight.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  380. John

    I thought for sure she was coming out of the closet..

    January 24, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  381. Alf

    Surprised? Seriously? Oprah, you should be on Gerry Springer's show!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • WNCWoman

      There is NO comparison between Oprah and Jerry Springer! Free speech, yes we have it and Yes many take advantage of the fact and therefore put out garbage. I rarely participate in these on line conversations, now I know why! The hateful and vile tone just makes me sad and discouraged, yet I know that for every person who has posted hateful and mean spirited statements, there are many who are attempting to lift up the spirit of mankind.

      January 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  382. JerseyDude

    Oprah this, Oprah that....PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Make it stop yourself, JerseyDude. You click on an article about Oprah, and you leave a comment to complain about coverage of Oprah? If this is a problem, you're part of it.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
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  383. mim

    How wonderful. All the way around the block and back again.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  384. Pat

    oprah shut up!!!! know one cares seriously you and your sister are both fat and always will be people like you and dr phil are lame put something good or interesting on tv like better cartoons and not retrded things and crap and fear factor shows like this just plain out suck so to you oprah and your sister and everybody else up yours!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Emm414

      i love ur words... i love the way that you think. its quite interesting. i love when u said that there both fat because they both are... i love the way that u just express everything in like 1 simple sentence.. ur amazing and dont u forget it....

      January 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  385. Letsgetonit

    If Oprah going to give me $5 billion dollars. I will marry her.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  386. NothingNew

    This is not news worthy-Oprah you have a strong following cut the drama.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  387. sunless

    better get to that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    January 24, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  388. RedReal

    I am glad Oprah connected with her family. Let their life begin. They have alot of time to make up for. Love always prevails......

    January 24, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  389. PMS

    OKAY ..I found out who is behind this discovery....NANCY (dis) GRACE (motorMOUTH)...watch tonight show...she takes ALL the CREDIT but has 45 out 50 untold stories to tell

    January 24, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  390. tracy

    "A woman's heart is an ocean full of secrets". I don't know who actually made that statement but it is so true. I have lost so many family members due to one reason or another. I would consider it a gift from God to find out I had a sister I had not known about. Everyone has their own way of handling such information and so in this case Oprah has the right to handle this in her own way. Leave it to the media to get people squabbling over which news deserves more press. But, I have to agree this should have been in the Entertainment section exclusively and not included in the same headlines with the 31 lost souls in the Moscow blast, or the 7 police officers shot over the weekend defending this country from the ever increasing battle of firearms getting into the hands of unstable people. Thank God none of the officers died and may he bless those in recovery.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  391. Oprahsbabydaddy

    I hope she's trying to scam Oprah, that would be hilarious. I'm riiiitch biiiitch.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  392. Phyllis

    When you are a celebrity, nothing is a secret. So why should Oprah be the one to make this announcement of her half-sister? Would it have been better if some reporter did it and did not report the truth..would it make for better reading? I think not. I think Oprah has done marvellous work with many many people that you and I will know absolutely nothing about...why should we..it is none of our business as to who she helps and if she choses to announce it, then so be it! I'm happy that they found each other. I have adopted a child, she has a half-brother out there somewhere, and when she choses to find him and if she wants to make it public, that will be up to her and her half brother. I believe if this kind of news bothers people....then maybe they should just keep there insulting comments to themselves.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  393. f laniyan

    Oprah is making what it is ....big news because she has become a household name whether you like her or not. This helps with ratings for her show. She would have been a fool to disclose this any other way than the way she's done. Does the reason why she is what she is folks. She live with it and try to put your jealousy under control.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  394. JS

    I'm glad I'm not a relative of Ms. O. Her network is tanking, so she will probably reveal ALL her family secrets to improve the ratings.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      Yeah right your glad! Lmao! No matter how her network tanks she's still a billionaire and I'm sure you'd give your right arm to be related to the mighty O! Lmao!

      January 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  395. alumette

    With all her success, evidently Oprah feels omnipotent. We did that. She feels the world is her family and she wants to share. OK...but I don't see this sister having anything in common with her. So they are relatives.....in blood only. Big deal. They are strangers in my view. That woman is coming out for the money. Oprah is everybody's dream relative.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      Yes everybody dreams of it but this is Pat's reality so there's a huge difference. Also if she was only coming out for the money I think she would have come out years ago when she found out. She deserves millions for her loyalty to Oprah. If O can take 300+ strangers to Australia, I'm sure her blood sister should get something. She has truly earned it. Do the right thing O!

      January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  396. LBW

    I 'm her sister. Buy me a house.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  397. kathy

    They do resemble.
    THAT IS FABULOUS; I mean I have a half-brother and would love to find him.!
    Their are so many hateful people on this blog.
    Oprah has helped so many people...when she was Piers Morgan he stated that she has givien away ove 300 million
    I just don't get the haters.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      She is a billionaire. All those gifts are tax breaks. She prefers to give it to ordinary people than uncle Sam. I can see that. At least you see where it goes.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  398. Mia

    Good for Oprah, thats something real that a billion dollars can't buy her.
    Dont hate on Oprah, she is self-made, smart and a whole lot happier than you people that are slamming her.
    Whether you agree with her or not, she has a new sister to love on...

    January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  399. David

    With regards to Oprah finding a half-sister, WHO CARES. Big freaken do.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  400. Monty TX

    I heard she was quiting TV and all that,,,,so when is going to happen?????? mabe she will run for `Gov. office,,,do something with all that loot,,,, besides build a girls school in Africia,,,,what a Lady!!!!! yuk

    January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  401. newt

    sew meany ignant foax wif ohpinyahns bout no thing. hoo carez, blo yousef upp.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  402. maria-José Campos

    I came to the conclusion that in this world we are all brothers and sisters . We just choose the ones that identify the most with each other. Like Morgan Piers said everything that Oprah touches it is a success. I wouldn't mind having her touching my grand son who just was called to do a comercial for french fries.
    If you get this information Oprah put a good word for my Aidan .

    January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  403. descarado

    Who gives a fk?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • WNCWoman

      Apparently you care or you wouldn't be making a contribution, such as it is.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  404. alumette

    How is this issue newsworthy? Oprah likes to be transparent but are they topics that should remain private? I don't see how this "sister" discovery is going to be a plus for Oprah's new concept. Put it all out there ! Give us interesting issues with interesting people and we will respond. The run of the mill boring stuff is going to get old.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      Again, she "put it all out there" before the tabs could! Brilliant move! Do u really think this could have possibly remained private in a society that lusts after gossip?? And would'nt u take an opportunity to tell your side first versus sitting back and watching the tabs lie about it, exploit it, and get paid billions?? I'll answer for you, "Hell yes!"

      January 24, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  405. Moose

    Oprah: "I have a half sister."

    Me: "I don't give a sh it. Tell someone who really cares you fat cow."

    January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  406. 100% Eth

    You both look Nigerian, except Jessy/jerky Jackson who descended from Somalian pirate.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • True

      Very true. I'm acquinted with a host of Nigerians and I could swear Oprah looks and behaves like one.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  407. DasLeezard

    Oprah found her half-sister. The name? Phyllis McGraw.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  408. sharethewealthoprah!

    The least she can do from here on out is to see her sister's family needs are met.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  409. SYLVIA


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  410. rizopause

    Really? Guys, let it go. If you daon't have cash don't mean you go after those that have it. This woman's business is none of ours but the reality is she suffered same way or more way than lots of us did. She earned what she is. Give her a break haters.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  411. Dai

    For all of you who are not interested in this type of information and things about Oprah, why are you here reading this?
    No one made you read the articles from the entertainment section or headlines of CNN.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  412. kl

    Really sad that Vernita Lee opted not to meet her daughter she gave away.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  413. Realtalk101

    I am 27 years old and just this year I foundout I had a half sister. Shes 23 and we have met and gone out a few times. Its def crazy and even more crazier that it also happened to Oprah. just goes to show that it doesnt matter what u got. Stuff (s*it) always happens

    January 24, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  414. Donny

    All I have to say is! u guys have plenty of time.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  415. Sam Sinha

    Oh Stop It Oprah now. Tomorrow you will come out and say you have 2 fathers like Twin movie.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  416. Lori

    A wonderful story!

    As an adoptive mom I have been blessed with two wonderful children. I need to comment on the words "put up for adoption". This is a politically incorrect, out dated phrase coming from a time of great poverty on the east coast. Abandoned and orphaned children were sent across country and "put up" on the train platforms for people to view and adopt. Many of these adopted children joined great families and were successful adults. Today young women make an "adoption plan" for their children. For a list of updated terms please check Positive Adoption Language at http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/clip.php

    January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  417. Valerie S.

    Thanks, CNN, for spoiling it for me. You couldn't have waited until AFTER the show aired to post this article? I didn't even click to read it until I decided to post this comment. Just reading the headline on the front page was enough to ruin it. Way to go. :-/

    January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  418. Jealousy

    I guess Gayle (the "Orignial Mooch") is going to be jealous of this new relationship!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  419. WNCWoman

    Granted this is not earth shattering news, yet it's out there. I am unfortunately surprised at the hateful tone that so many are using. If you don't like Oprah or anything connected to her, then don't read any articles, watch her show or network, don't buy her magazine, does someone have your arm twisted to make you follow her? There's plenty that is reported that I don't follow, like Sarah Palin, it's out there 24/7, but I choose to disregard and not get my blood pressure up by listening to or reading the latest on her! It's all about choice. Bottom line, Oprah has done a lot of good for people, all nationalities, from all walks of life. What have you done? What have I done? In light of all that is horrible and tragic, can't we be a little nicer? Just asking.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Well said. I'm right there with you. And for the many who posted a "who cares, this isn't news, people are being killed" - you clicked on this story, you read it, you posted a comment. If you don't think it is newsworthy, don't click that mouse.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      I completely agree with you! I am not a big fan of Oprah's but I know she has done so much for others. I find it unbelievable the hateful comments that people post about someone they do not personally know.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  420. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx .

    So are they lovers or what .

    January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  421. fww


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  422. Nita

    This woman can't get anymore annoying!! She truly belives she is the center of the universe. And worse is she has followers. She is ugly inside and out. She divulges secrets for profit and media gain. Wish she would just go away...

    January 24, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  423. it's payday for sis

    oprah has lost the ability to keep private matters private and public issues public, i guess that would be considered blending too much together? this happens everyday, people have babies, get married multiple times, whatever. the only difference here is this long lost sister got $$$$$$ in her eye$. show me the money$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    January 24, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      The point to telling it was to get THE TRUTH out because her PRIVATE matter would not unfortunately remain private with the tabs peeking in her windows. I'm sure if she could've kept it hush hush she would have. I hope that her sister gets the payday she deserves. Loyalty is priceless but can be bought for a couple million at least.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  424. Andagain

    Stop the World! This is a monumentally astounding piece of earth-shaking news! How could this HAPPEN?? (p.s. I have 2 half-sisters I've never met...does that make me BIG ANNOUNCEMENT worthy?)

    January 24, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  425. Toscha

    don't we all! who cares?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

    bye oprah! Next! It's about time!she lost all her looks. Now looks like a bag of garbage, you can't keep up. Ha-ha sorry bom bom eaters.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      What's a bom bom? Did you mean bon bon? As for the remarks about Oprah's looks: are you beautiful?

      You are both stupid and mean. That's a very bad combination.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  427. getalife

    Have any of you ever thought about getting a job and a life. Half of you who posted comments cannot even type correctly. You aren't interested in Oprah? You took the time to respond to this article. When was the last time you did anything positive for ANYbody?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  428. Sue

    The rest of it is this: if it weren't for these half siblings and my love for them, and having a relationship that is priceless, I would have adopted some. You have no idea how it feels to know you have brothers and sisters who are part of you and are struggling to identify because they share one of your parent's blood, it is of no fault of theirs that they entered the world this way and anyone that ridicules and criticizes them because someone wants to include them in their life is wrong, and will answer to God for thinking any less of them. The bible says God is no repector of persons and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that we are our brother's keeper. I am in no position to judge anyone, or make critical statements abt a woman who has used her gifts to bring joy and goodness to so many, I prasy God continues to use her and guide Oprah. Call it for media purposes or rating, one things for certain, she is willing to show her imperfect life to the world and thank God she gets paid for being truthful.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  429. 12yearold

    Im 12 years old and oprah touched me. Wheres my hush money?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  430. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx .

    So why would someone have a secret sister was she a criminal or something .

    January 24, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  431. George

    Big Deal!

    I found out I had 5, yes 5 other siblings, at the age of 47. My mom and dad divorced when I was 3 and was able to reconnect w him at the age of 47. Discovering a sibling is a blessing, not front page news!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Fact is, the tabloids would make it news. Oprah is taking control of it. She's a smart woman, period.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  432. I CANNOT believe this is news

    ENOUGH already! People are being killed, murdered and shot accross the globe. Amazing science is being made and news more important than this. WOW a half sister get over yourself and donate some excess to things that matter.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  433. Sam

    WHO CARES!!!!! We have terrorist attack in Russia, and this useless news on the same day!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  434. Eldon

    WHO CARES!!!!!!! I am so sick of Oprah patting herself on the back over and over and over again, look at me I am rich beyond ur wildest dreams.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  435. Robert

    I think it's cool that Opran found her sister. But this happen all the time, like me I have two kids that I never get see.I never gave them up for adoption, but I never got to see them becouse of the mothers family. I have tryed to look for them. but got no were but someday i get to know them. so I think it cool when thing get a lost member back in tour life.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  436. Sherry

    I like Oprah but this sounded like a PR ploy for the OWN network....Oprah is a VERY private person so why bring this forward? Call me when she announces she's marrying Stedman hahahaha now that's news hahahaha

    I like OWN Behind the Scenes...her and Gayle are too funny together. Yes O that road trip was GREAT TV and camping as well. Tell your producer with the "Silence of the Lamb" eyes to CHILL...geesh hahahaha

    January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  437. Jubril

    oprah, you have a Half Brother too and that's me I am your half bro

    January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  438. RUSerious?

    You win a car, and you win a car, and you and you and you! Oh and you win a half sister!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  439. Greenspam

    I can't decide whether this is good or bad news for Oprah.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  440. crystalinWI

    Oprah's mother sounds like a real peach. At least she didn't abort the child, but to later not even want to meet with her, when she certainly could have?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      I totally agreed at first. I called her all kinds of names while Patricia was speaking of her rejection. But then Oprah made me feel better about her mom in the end when she explained how she was still holding on to the shame. When u know u have done something wrong and haven't forgiven yourself it's hard to face that and embrace her. In this case it's more than forgiveness tho. I think it's more of shame and what will people think of me. I hope mom eventually embraces her but for now I'm sure Oprah is enough to sustain Patricia! I hope O continues to embrace her and share some wealth with her as well. I think she deserves monetary thanx because of her loyalty. She could've very well went to the tabs as many would've done so O give her a couple million. I don't think your dogs will mind.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  441. Michael

    Why is this so important to call news? I'm so tired of celebrity hype in the guise of news. Thirty-one people were killed at the Moscow airport–a tragedy and NEWS!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  442. leola J.

    I forgot to mention this for Oprah.Patrica is not your half sister she is your whole sister.Your mom gave birth to her ,so she's your sister.Only is if your dad goes out of wedlock the child is considered to be your half brother or sister.Am if right people?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • reader

      No, you're wrong. A half-sibling is whenever you have a different parent (mother or father). From the article, I'm assuming they have different fathers.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Anointed

      No you are not correct. She is 1/2.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  443. Sue

    Its unfortunate that because the world is so chock full of perfect people who do no wrong, have no secrets, yet Oprah is pounced on, why? because she used her ingenuity to make a prosperous living that happens to include life issues. well I came from a large celebrated family with tradegy early on w losing a mother to death in childbirth. Before her death she knew of childeen our father had outside of his mariaige to her and some unknowns who came 'after' her death. For the record I was given a gift to see things that werent told to me by human means, altho sometimes not before mishaps; I have met at least six of my half siblings in my lifetime, and because my celebrated siblings gave me the Joseph w the coat of many colors treatment all my life, !i embraced them w open arms, and of course they ridicule and dispise me for it. Why don't I care? that wasnt the person my mother was in spite of my Father's "mistakes" , as they call it..well if it was his mistakes then dont penelize me for loving them..

    January 24, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  444. Michael Paul

    And this is news why?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  445. Courtney

    The most richest women in USA is the most unhappiest all that money and she still isnt happy money isnt everything perhaps she should have kid or adopt one maybe she'll be more happy and let the past rest it getting quite boring now hearing her belly ache about her past life jeez i dont have a great past myself but i foucs on things that makes me happy.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  446. Obvious

    The sun came up this morning, call Guinness....

    January 24, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  447. marTin

    I believe one of Oprah's half sisters was The Fabulos Moolah, a fact that neither Oprah or Moohlah never wanted the public to know about.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  448. klove


    January 24, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  449. rmr797

    Is this supposed to be intersting to anyone besides Oprah?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  450. Jeff

    Another reason to have her Chef shovel mac and cheese into her mouth!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  451. nickeroni

    Im Your Half Brother Oprah Gimme Some Money

    January 24, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  452. grandma7

    I'm still trying to figure out if the detergent she drank was to kill herself or just the baby she was carrying at the time.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  453. eric

    first, the writing in this story is very poorly done. "patricia" was mentioned by name 10 times. can we say overkill. anyway, i'm happy that lost family was able to reunite regardless of who they are.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Patricia

      She had TWO half-sisters, both named Patricia. Geez, you want people to rename themselves for an Oprah story?

      January 24, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  454. Really?

    Someone actually got paid to write this? And this is somehow only slightly less important than 31 people getting killed in Russia? I think I just gave up on CNN.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      CNN only reports the news. An article's importance depends on how many people find it interesting. Just shows you what is most important in many peoples lives.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Congrats

    She just won the Oprah state lottery.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  456. Leola J.

    So what, this is nobody's bussiness.Oprah did not give her daughter away, her mother did. IThis happens all the time.Why is everyone one so surprise?She is a person just like like us.Only difference she has alot of money.Think about how many of us have serects in our family.HA

    January 24, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      I am not an Oprah follower, but has she tried to find her daughter? THis is my first time ever hearing she birthed a child into this world. If she can find her lost sister, she most definitely can find her daughter. So the possiblities are 1. Either she already knows who her daughter is or 2. She doesn't want to know who her daughter is.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Sick of Rude People

      Dee ..... Oprah's son was born when she was 14 and died soon after his premature birth. There is no one to
      try to find ......................................

      January 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scrapironfit

      Some of us have skeletons in our closet, and some of us have graveyards.Which is it for the haters???

      January 25, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  457. Cindy

    I am so incredibly happy for Oprah and Patricia. God bless them both.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Patricia Winfrey

      Thank you Cindy ***kisses****. By the way, Oprah is going to buy the other HALF to make me a FULL sister...what a happy day!

      January 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  458. William Alderson & Greg McCammon

    Best wishes for the family reunion! Best of luck Patricia, You have an amazing half sister (Oprah Winfrey)! God Bless You And the family!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  459. Cinnamon

    Wow...my (cross†)hear sorry but tha truth..tha shocking tha. event each one u.s.a. Oprah have half sister than self alone and no matter and stop negtive her live and god know about happen Oprah share w/ her Mother . I hope Oprah be solved with mother and share family and will be fine. But I proud of Oprah be happy have each other who have sister or brother with company. :-). Give ya god bless ya amen.~

    January 24, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • marTin

      Maybe your half sister could be related to spell or grammar check.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • bai

      I have no idea what you meant to say. Please work on your grammar if you want to be understood.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      I think it's obvious that everyone who posts on CNN is not from the USA, so whatever with the insults. As far as the posts about Oprah giving her money to every person who asks, that's ridiculous. She has worked hard to get where she is, she chooses what charities or causes she will donate to, just like the rest of us do. It gets old when people who won't work for what they need, think the rest of us should carry them down the highway of life. Sorry, Oprah supports what she wants to, and so do the rest of us. I don't even watch her show, but I'm tired of hearing how she ought to give everything to those who just want what she has. Everyone isn't going to be rich, folks, and if you want to be–get out and work!

      January 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • vivian

      I have to agree. I can't follow your thoughts and concluded that you intentionally want to appear ignorant so that white people can think that an uneducated black person is writing Ebonics. Uneducated blacks would not be reading CNN's webpage, so you gave yourself away.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Sicilian White Boy

    I hereby claim Oprah as my 1/32 sister.....which could still net me about $79mil if I let the tears flow effectively during my 15 minutes of fame.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  461. SamoSamo

    Hillbillies...they come in many colors.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  462. jay

    Oprah is leaving her show so she can have a channel all her own. She isn't moving out of the spotlight. Just getting a bigger one..oprah winfrey is a person. Human nature loves attention. That's it. We need to promote God and Jesus not ourselves.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  463. Babe

    So bloody what? I also have a Father i never knew n its no biggie to me.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  464. M J Moody

    PPL let it go,put in god's hands, who are we to judge. Let it go.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  465. M Bonds

    Who cares !!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  466. morsecoder


    January 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  467. angie pitt

    Oprah how much money do you want not need at this point. so many people bought into your bff, while you were
    taking them to the the bank. I know tons on people that have asked you for your help to no avail. give that money
    back you have enough. once you caid you never felt guilty for haing money, you were bragging. you don't deserve
    that more than anyone else just thank god he chose you to give it ot. llook sy gail she takes your moeny and have
    a great time, she doesn't feel at all being so lucky.but it may go away someday. just remember lift your best life whtout
    all your money you used to have and the clothes, servants, butlers, everybody to do all things that doesn't inspire you to do. Do you know the real hereos' are , thet are they 9-5 ers ever single day in and day out living a life of regret because
    they didn't have have the chance that you and alot of other stars to

    January 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Shiloh

      Oprah has the right to spend her money as she chooses. She does spend her money charitably, so just because she doesn't spend it on moochers the way you feel she should doesn't make her a bad person.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Proofread much? Please take a basic writing skills class before you post comments on public forums.

      Also, from the little I could actually understand, you seem very bitter that you don't have what Oprah has in terms of material wealth. Well, news flash, Angie, Oprah started with nothing and used her considerable wits to get to where she is today, so add brains to the long list of what she has that you so obviously do not.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Angie, Oprah made her chances in life. She came from abject poverty and a life of hardship. Every year, she is on on Forbes list of the highest contributors to charity. Apparently, you are just angry that you have not been able to mooch off of her or others, as you have not been able to make a success of yourself. Get a job and a life. And, how much have you given to charity this year?

      January 24, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • nono

      Spoken like a bitter person who didn't take full advantage of their own opportunities and is eager to bash those who did. While I am not her biggest fan by any stretch (I am mad she took over Discovery Health, lol), she worked hard to be where is today and owes no one a handout. Do you know how many people write her daily for help? Do you expect her to help every single person who puts out their hand? She's not Jesus Christ for Pete's sake. She can do whatever she wants with her money and you have no right to tell her what she should do with it. That includes helping her best friend or family. She also does give tons to charity, but I guess you expect her to be penniless and give every last dime right this second. Is that what you do? I also heard her say all her money (when she dies) is going to charity since she has no heirs, so I guess she is inevitably doing what you are bashing her for not doing anyway.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Angie...what a horrible mess of words...I could barely decipher what you were trying to say. But from what I could understand...it is no surprise to me that you know tons of people who have asked Oprah for money. You are what's wrong with our country. Try taking responsibility for yourself and stop wanting what you haven't earned. I am no fan of Oprah's but she is a self-made woman who doesn't need to be taking care of the likes of you and your friends.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • mc

      What do you mean how much money does Oprah need? She's a self-made woman who doesn't owe you or anyone else an apology for the money she makes. Just imagine being worth $3.0 billion and having alot of your family always expecting a handout, especially when they blew you off before you made it big. Oprah has said this many times on her shows, which indicated she probably was made to feel guilty for her success. But Oprah shouldn't feel guilty at all. She worked hard for what she has and doesn' t need to hand it off to anyone because people like you feel she should.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scrapironfit

      What a pity party you are.

      January 25, 2011 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
    • MMurphy

      Angie, take a night class on writing and basic grammar before you embarrass yourself any further. And don't worry about Oprah. Let her live her life and you live yours.

      January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • huh?

      Why do you care what Oprah does anyways! She works hard for her money and had to work hard to become as successful as she is today! The only reason why people talk bad about Oprah is because they aren't as successful as her! So I suggest everyone stops picking out Oprahs flaws and FIX THEIR OWN!!!!!

      January 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Pepey Pescador

    Please stop this brainwash. When will TV stop feeding this nonsense?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  469. Marcia

    who cares?????

    January 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  470. Amy

    Oprah's mother is pretty unstable. It would not be a good thing, to find out that she was my mother. I wonder if anyone even knows who her father is?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  471. abeck74

    Money money money money MONEY!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  472. tfo

    Who cares?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  473. Lee

    And we really care about this..... NOT.
    This isn't even newsworthy.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  474. graybird

    Whether it's great for ratings or not, someone has connected with another person that they did not know existed. People please, don't be angry that the tabloids did not get it first, believe me they would have if it was known information. I am glad Oprah will get to tell it 1st and only she can profit from it. Graceful Lady, Smart Lady, Go "O".

    January 24, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Samantha Harris


      January 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scrapironfit

      I can't believe all the Haters. Are you people jealous of her sucess??? Shame on YOU!!
      If you could rejoice in her happiness, maybe you would have more JOY in your pitiful lives.

      January 25, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  475. OtheGorilla

    Pfffffft!! SO what?? A daughter would have held your credibility, given you better ratings. Half sister, who cares?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  476. Chris

    She did this so that the media couldn't exploit it..... and so that she COULD exploit it for ratings.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  477. gunther

    Im gonna go out on a limb here CNN and say, I dont really think Oprah's secret life should be posted ABOVE 7 law enforcement officers being shot. You really need to take a step back and discover what is news and what belongs on the WHO CARES page!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      These stories are not put in order according to CNN, They are listed according to how many people click on them.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      These stories are not put in order according to CNN, They are listed according to how many people click on them..

      January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  478. Kime

    What is the big deal? I am sick of hearing about Oprah. Her network is rubbish.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  479. bendiesel

    If I were Oprah, I would ask for DNA proof before adding them on the xmas list.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Cadz

      If you would have read the article you would have seen that a DNA test WAS done. People are so quick to comment w/out reading the facts. SMH.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  480. Sammy Davis jr

    Who cares about this garbage. Oprah is 100% fake. Please just get off TV. Most of America is sick of you.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • pattys45

      I am so with you Sammy. Who cares? I mean really?

      January 24, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • PattK

      Feel better now? If you are so over Oprah, then why do you bother reading an article about her and then posting a comment?

      January 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha Harris

      Sammy Davis Jr.....fake? You're not even the real one, so who are you to talk? Oprah is a kind, generous person. You're just mad you weren't on the show the day she gave away cars. Putz.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  481. Greenspam

    I read this story on some tabloid newspaper 1 year ago and now this hits mainstream. Does this mean I should read tabloid more?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Tabloid Truth?

      Hey – don't knock it. Tabloids often do some great investigative reporting, probably because they have the least morals hahaha. I think Star might have been the first to break the Edwards baby saga first, among many other things.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  482. bendiesel

    I wonder if Oprah will ask for DNA proof before they're added on the xmas list.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Read much? Try again. The article states that DNA proof has already been established.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  483. Tom

    Did the entire audience get a free half sister as a gift?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  484. Len

    Oprah's half sister owns a BBQ restaurant in Waukesha, WI. Don't know why this is a surprise we have known this for months here in WI.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • amyjo

      Her niece owns the restaurant, which is named after Oprah's sister who died (the niece's aunt).

      January 24, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • opposite

      Wouldn't that be the niece's mother?

      January 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  485. James

    This is horrible writing.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  486. A dahl

    and this is news why

    January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  487. Ted Williams

    "Stay tuned to 98.7mil W-M-O-O-C-H for all the details right after these messages" [pukes].

    January 24, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  488. Harry

    Oprah will say or do anything in order to get press and to be in the media.

    This is really sick. Oprah is a very sick person.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • tiffany

      she wants to stay in the media so bad she is leaving her wildly successful show of 25 years. makes since to me.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Oprah is one of the most successful women in American history. Since when does she have to say or do anything to be in the media? Don't they follow her around like stalkers?

      January 24, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Lenoirlady

      No Harry, she isn't the things you call her. She is a sensitive, careing person who has given aid to so many. Long time since I've seen so much hate and jealousy. Wow.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Harry, go back to your boring life.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • DH-BUB

      Hey Harry, Harpo has her own t.v. station! She doesn't need the press, the press needs her! That's why they ran the story!

      January 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Courtney


    January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  490. Veronica

    Great story-hopefully it's a happy reunion for everyone!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Lenoirlady

      I agree Veronica. I wish them all a joyous reunion. The thing I'm having a hard time with is the mean spirited posts here. No civility at all and certainly no empathy. Oprah has done so many wonderful things for the people of this country and around the world. Why in God's good name is she reviled in this scenerio???

      January 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  491. K

    This doesn't surprise me a bit. Oprah has had lots of family drama (then again, who hasn't) and a secret like this was bound to happen. I just hope Patricia is sincere about finding her family and not expect anything from Oprah.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • BigJen

      If she was the type to milk somebody I think she would have been told and sold the story years ago. That being said, I think if Oprah can take 300+ strangers to Australia she can give her blood sister a hook-up as well. She deserves it after all she's been thru and her noble character. She had every right to be mad when mom rejected her at birth and then 47 yrs later but she still kept Oprah's best interest at heart and Oprah should DEFINITELY return the favor. ASAP

      January 24, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Lacey

      Oprah does not share a penny of her money. This poor lady could tell her she lives in a cardboard box and Oprah wouldn't bat an eyelash. She would just tell Patricia that she lives in the finest mansions located all throughout the earth and maybe one day she can show her some photos of them. That selfish pig would never share her wealth with her family. Her mother and father live in run down shacks. Who does that? I hate, hate this cow. Why on earth is she worshiped by so many? I don't get it. She acts like she is the ruler of the world. I can't wait for her show to end and her network to fail!!

      January 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • lauren Gardner

      I think Oprah is just trying to show everyone that she is normal and human.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  492. lgwelsh1

    It will be a ratings bonanza for Oprah, someone had to say it.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  493. Bob Dog

    Oprah: "Look at me. Pay attention to me".

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  494. gary

    you post this absolutly useless information above a listing of tragedy?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • tiffany

      this is the etertainment section of CNN. if there was a tragedy in hollywood they probably would list that ahead of this. the tragedies you refer to are most likely listed unger the cnn home page. and right now thier lead story is the explosion in russia. this cliche comment i see written over and over is really starting to bug me. come up with something interesting to say. if you dont want to know what is going on in the entertainment world- dont click on the entertainment tab. ugh!!

      January 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Learn to read

      Um, if I'm not mistaken it is under both the Entertainment Section and the Headlines section. At least I say it under headlines this morning. I'd agree, not really a headline but unfortunately we are stuck with news that sells (useless pieces of fluff)
      rather then actual reporting of actual issues. Having to read something too insightful and informational makes the general public's head hurt, so fluff it is.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • gary

      learn to read and tiffany you must be eductaed in ca. go to cnn. then on the left side lists various items of tragedy including opras new reason to wake up. notice its not under entertainment until you click. my point is if you read the list of awful things opras little drama was at the top. btw-you both should try out for jeresy shore.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Learn to read

      Hey Gary, you obviously are to stuck in your own self righteousness to see when someone is agreeing with you about this being a stupid peice. I guess I was to polite for you to understand. A more direct approach, stop being an ass. On the mobile CNN site the article was listed under both headings, though it no longer is. Before you go on useless rave you may want to imagine that not everyone is consuming information the same way as you and CNN is available in several formats. I know it's hard for someone of your ego to think not everyone thinks and does as you. To reiterate, fluff news is what people like reading. Deal with it. The other option is to move to an island of one, which would actually be a favor to the rest of humanity to be deprived of your questionable wit.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • donkmongler

      The articles get listed according to their popularity. Not to what CNN wants. Do you not see the popularity meter right next to all the headlines?

      January 24, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • D-U-H-M

      @ Gary – You are a special little guy aren't you? If you don't want to read news about Oprah, then DON'T click on a news article about...As donkmongler stated, headlines on the front page are the most popular news at the time based on people clicking the link. So again, DON'T click on this news article and it WON'T become top news...Mmmmkay?

      January 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Gary she had to do it this way to avoid malicious individuals lke yourself. My adice to y ou is to start changing your heart position before it is to late and be destroyed by your own hate.

      February 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Diana

    Hmmm,,, so how did this not come out during the geneology research (aired on PBS) that Henry Gates did on Oprah - tracing her ancestry all the way back to Liberia & slavery? Either the historians were not thorough OR Oprah elected to omit that info during the tv viewing. Always so many secrets with her and always dramatic in order to spin it into a show.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Stedwoman

      DNA testing is not going to tell you that you have a sister out there somewhere. It'll only tell you where you came from going backwards or match you to people also tested.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • vTunes

      Genealogy won't reveal siblings you don't know about. Different branch....

      January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      It's pretty clear that Oprah's mother concealed the fact that she gave birth to Oprah;s half sister and put her up for adoption. since adoption records are sealed, genealogists wouldn't have picked it up. Stop looking for conspiracies where there are none.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • MySay500

      Apparently you know very little about geneology research.

      January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Newsguy

      Diana was not paying attention when they said it was a secret and not even Oprah knew about this.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • KLK

      Diana clearly isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Bless her heart.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • chansgma

      What is really sad is that there was a program on Oprah's heritage and someone actually watched this. Wow...you need to get out more. Maybe get a hobby other than Oprah worship.

      January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      As we all are Oprah is a product of her past and her present.........we can all elect to let others in on what we want them to know and when...she just has the media's ear.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Amber

    Congrats to the both of them for finding each other. Here's hoping Patricia is a good person that doesn't try to milk the situation for money.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      I don't think she did it for the money. If she did, she could have made a bundle by going to the tabloids. Best of luck to Pat. I hope she finds peace within herself. I am adopted myself, 50 years. I've tried to find my biological parents since both of my parents had passed, but no luck yet....but chances are, they aren't around anyway. Bummer!!

      January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Maybe

      Maybe Hugh Hefner is your dad.. ???

      January 24, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      If you read the story you would know that Pat is not like that. If she wanted money she could have exploited Oprah a long time ago. Look how long she kept the secret.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • littlemama

      You are so write I hope she is not looking for money from the half sister and family she has found. I really hope she keeps on living the she was before she found them. But they should keep in touch.

      January 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      She looks like a full sized sister to me...about the same size as Oprah. Hardly half a sister! I would imagine that this woman has hit the jackpot. Don't ask for money and Oprah will reach into her petty cash drawer and pull out 10 to 20 million .

      January 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • MMurphy

      It's entertainment fluff. If I wasn't interested I wouldn't have read it. I was also adopted, therefore it caught my attention. I'm not an Oprah worshipper, but I certainly don't wish her any ill will. Good luck to her sister!

      January 25, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  497. dude

    Oh yeh? I have a toothache.... stop the presses!!!!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Destruk

      A sister...if you won't turn to the dark side, perhaps she will!

      January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrea

      LMAO!!!!!!! funny.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jv

      Does show where our culture is at. Never watched one Oprah Winfrey show and never will.
      As far as jealously please. Money and wordly fame don't make me jealous or impress me. The guy who saved
      Gabrielle Giffords life working as intern for free impresses me.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • j.r

      would anyone care or cnn and every other major news outlet posted a story about you finding a sibling?
      as enoying as it is to read about this ... well who' responsible; they give you what you want why' you click on it
      keep it moving if you not interested.
      good for pat i would love to find out im oprah' or any billionaires brother.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • MomG

      Let's see....innocent people are getting shot or bombed....policemen are being murdered...our troops our dying daily for our freedom, yet...(wait for it!) Oprah has secret news of a sister.....I would love for her to live in the real world one day....

      January 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daon

      Why do you guys hate on Oprah so bad? You just bad you don't have her money? I would love to be the billioanaires sister...LOL...Why would she care about poor bloggers like yourself?? Your LOSERS with a CAPITAL L!!! Your talking all negative about her weight and her show but your stupid enough to waste time to talk and type about her in a negative way?? Who's the smart one?? Oprah and you fools?? LOL

      January 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • sweetbabyjeebus

      You get a half sister and you get a half sister and you get a half sister!

      January 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patti

      Why, why, WHY should we care?

      January 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ldedmon

      Really, who cares?

      January 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • You Care

      It drives me batty when people come to an entertainment blog and post "who cares?" – uh, YOU DO. You cared enough to read the story and then post a comment.

      Sounds like Oprah has a great new family member, and that's a good thing. Regardless of who she is.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      really? I mean really?! She tells this sob story about how her pappy tells her not to shame the family, and luckily she miscarriages. Now low and behold she has not one half sister but TWO! Okay Oprah, what's next? Will you finally admit you and Gail are secret lovers?!

      January 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roy

      It always amazes me to see dunta dunts saying who cares. No one forces you to read anything. If you don't care don't read it and keep it moving. I surely know that Oprah or any other successful person doesn't care if you care.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynthia

      Oh, please, give it a rest people. You ARE reading the story AND commenting on it, that says you are interested. If you look at the heading you will see this is in the Entertainment section, not the news section. It is an interesting entertainment story for many people. Most of you are trying too hard to appear disinterested and are missing the posting/purpose of the story...ENTERTAINMENT.

      January 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • crazyvermont

      Big news? In my opinion, just more of same old from a woman(although talented) definitely a dysfunctional past. My guess is there are numerous skeletons in Oprah's past, but public will only hear the warm and fuzzy

      January 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • brad

      Lot of haters out there. Jealouse cause Oprah made something of herself, but your mad because your just an idiot who can barely put their shoes on. So now you go and want to tax the rich, take from the rich, because it's not fair you were born an idiot? I'm so glad stupid people usually die young, waste of space is what most of you whiners are.

      January 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • the Wash

      Sounds like Oprah's mom was the town bicycle!

      January 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • whocares

      Who cares? She is not even telling the truth. She probably knew all about it but just decided to bring it out to get her some more publicity.

      January 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      Orca's amazing weight causes her to split in two revealing a half sister. The sister's hand immediately extends into "giv me my mony bich" pose and she starts bribing Offal with the news that "she's in the down low" with Gayle.

      January 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      @ the Wash

      Good one.

      January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Society in Decline

      This is Jerry Springer material! She's white trash! Oh wait.

      January 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Kelly

      Opie can host a new show, "Who's yo Daddy!

      January 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gandalf

      I'm so sick of hearing about this african-american woman. Why doesn't she just shut her trap, retire as she's been stating for years, and just leave the public alone!

      January 24, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah PPPPP

      Oh, great. In Afghanistan??

      January 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • oldguy

      "dunta dunts" !!! WONDERFUL. never heard it before. I'm going to start to use it. Thank You !!!

      January 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • brillow

      she ate the other half

      January 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Folks, quit pretending not to care. I have never seen Oprah on TV. I saw her in The Color Purple and thought it was a great movie. She is interesting because of her success in a world that made it difficult for a black woman to reach the level she has. I do not pretend not to be curious. I do not actually care one way or another about her personally but a few people in the entertainment business have slightly more interesting lives than others.
      This is not news, it is gossip and we all stopped to read it and/or comment on it. If you don't care at all then note the headline and move on or stop pretending not to care.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • LMaoooo

      Lmaoooootoo funnyso cold hearted

      January 25, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
    • LMaoooo

      This blog comments is real comedy entertainment at its finest I have never lol so hard in my life before this God Bless America for its sure got talent....lol

      January 25, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Here's something more interesting.

      Everyone needs to pull up "Bret C. Harmon" on You Tube and check out his songs;
      "Dreams" and,
      "When All We Had Was Love"

      The man can sing and play

      January 25, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence

      Dude, did anyone force you to read the article? Maybe they pulled your tooth to read it.

      January 25, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy daye

      Oprah, you are not alone. There are other people out here that has no idea who there real family members are.

      January 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Question...I dont understand how a teenager could not tell that her mom was pregnant. Are we supposed to really accept this? What do ya'llthink?

      February 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |

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