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Oprah reveals previously undiscovered half-sister

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has made a sensational revelation on her show. Winfrey has announced that she has a half-sister she never knew about.
ANI | By HT Correspondent, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2011 04:42 PM IST

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has made a sensational revelation on her show.

Winfrey has announced that she has a half-sister she never knew about, reports the Washington Post.

On her program, Winfrey said she learned about her half-sister Patricia last November and the two met on Thanksgiving Day.

Winfrey made "home video" of her first meeting with her sister on Thanksgiving Day; she and her partner Stedman Graham drove to Milwaukee to finally meet Patricia.

And speaking thereof, Winfrey told her audience she chose to make the announcement herself - so the media would not exploit it.

Winfrey got choked up when she began to tell her studio audience that so many people have betrayed her since she became a celebrity, and it really moved her that Patricia kept the secret of her relationship to talk show queen quiet all this time until it best suited Winfrey's final-season scheduling plans.

Patricia "never once thought to sell this story" to the press, and mess up her show plans, she said.

Winfrey said she was 9 years old and living with her father when her mother gave birth to Patricia and gave her up for adoption. Winfrey said she never even knew her mother was pregnant.

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