Meet Patricia Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey’s Sister

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jan. 24, 2011

Reunion on the sets has always been one of the biggest treats of “Oprah Winfrey Show”. However, this time, it isn’t a guest who is reunited with a person from their past; it was Oprah Winfrey herself!

PHOTOS: Shots of Oprah Winfrey’s sister, Patricia, on the set of her show Monday morning!

As of yesterday, no one knew who the person was going to be. All that the talk show queen revealed in the promo of the next episode was, the news that “shook everyone to the core”. She added that for several months she has been keeping a family secret and this time, she would disclose it to her audiences all by herself. She called this reunion as a “miracle of a miracle”. All that the audiences saw was a glimpse of shadow from behind, who was on the verge of entering her sets, but the camera stopped rolling right then to keep the mystery unsolved until the next episode.

Today, Oprah claimed that her secret sister, Patricia, was put up for adoption at birth. They are half sisters from the same mother and Oprah claim that her mother never revealed the other sister to her until recently.

Patricia was put up for adoption shortly after she was born in 1963. For the first after so many years, Oprah, Patricia and their mother will be reunited on the show. Before the show aired on Monday, Oprah released a promotional video ‘in which she said that, “I was given some news that literally shook me to my core. This time, I’m the one being reunited,” she said. “I was keeping a family secret for months, and on Monday you’re going to hear it straight from me.”

Oprah has made several revelations about her very difficult life. Over the years she has shared how she was abused when she was growing up and the difficulties that she faced growing up in the slums. Oprah’s blockbuster show, the Oprah Winfrey Show is in its 25th and final season. After this season, Oprah will concentrate on her OWN network that was launched at the beginning of the year.

To view exclusive photos of Patricia Winfrey, Oprah’s sister, on the set of her sister’s daytime talk show, you can click here to view the gallery.


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