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Your OWN Show’s Oprah Winfrey Reveal’s Family Secret

January 24, 2011 12:30 PM by Veronica Dudo

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Your OWN Show’s Oprah Winfrey has offered inspiring television content over the past 25 years, including the recent launch of her very own network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Fans have watched Oprah reunite many family members together on her ABC television talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. But this time, Oprah is the one being reunited!

Today, Oprah herself will reveal the family secret she’s been keeping for months. “I thought I’d seen it all but this my friends is the miracle of all miracles,” She said in a promotional trailer for the episode on her website, “I was given some news that literally shook me to my core, this time I’m the one being reunited.”

Oprah continued, “Only a handful of people in my life know about this. I’ve been keeping a family secret for months and you’re going to hear it straight from me.”

According to SheKnows.com, 56 year old Oprah will reveal she has a half-sister named Patricia, who she never knew about until this past November. During Oprah’s show, it’s been reported that the family explains how Oprah’s mom, Vernita Lee, gave Patricia up for adoption because she didn’t think she would be able to get off of welfare if she had another child. Patricia said she had been raised in foster homes since she was seven years old. At the time Oprah was nine years old and living with her father and had no idea. Patricia claims she found out Oprah was her half-sister in 2007.

Many viewers feel closely connected with the Queen of Daytime Talk as she’s been very open about her past experiences—especially those having to do with her family—including poverty, sexual abuse and the death of a son shortly after giving birth to him as a teenager.

Photo Credit: oprah.com

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