Oprah Learns She Has Half-Sister

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey says she's learned she has a half-sister she never knew about.
Winfrey announced on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired on Monday that a Milwaukee woman named Patricia discovered that the two were half-sisters.
The woman says she had been searching for years for the identity of the mother who gave her up for adoption in 1963. She says she learned in 2007 that Winfrey was her half-sister. On her program, Winfrey says she learned about Patricia last November.
Winfrey says she was 9 years old and living with her father when her mother had the daughter and gave her up for adoption. She says she never even knew her mother was pregnant.
Winfrey says the two met on Thanksgiving day.

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  • by AM Location: Lansing on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    I read that Oprah said she's proud that her sister didn't take advantage of the situation and try to exploit the news for personal gain. Oprah has a lot to learn from her sister's example.
  • by just me Location: jackson on Jan 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    i hope it's real,for both.(maybe Oprah can learn she not the only one on earth that matters) having sister are great(got three)
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    This news is not really shocking. Our president has dozens of half siblings. Bill Clinton had a half brother that was a drunk. Her sister knew since 2007 and it is now coming out. Oprah must be needing the press if she is making this a news release. WILX needs to get more stories about lansing to make us feel like we want to stay here.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    SO after all these years??? WHO CARES? all this is gonna be is the 1/2 sister looking to see what Oprah can do for her. Oprah's ratings have fallen, and she's looking for something to reel people back in... Ya really buy this?
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