Oprah Winfrey Father Vernon Winfrey On Her Half-Sister Patricia

Talk show host and businesswoman extraordinaire, Oprah Winfrey, recently shocked fans when she announced that she had a half-sister by her mother, Vernita Lee.

Winfrey introduced her sister Patricia on her show on Monday, and told the audience that she had discovered the news over the last Thanksgiving.

Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, said that he did not know about the news until Winfrey made the on-air announcement, but that he was extremely happy about it all.

“I knew nothing about it until yesterday but it was tear-jerking to me because it felt like a ‘coming-home’ actually.

I intend to call Oprah later this evening actually to try and catch-up with her about the exciting news,” Winfrey’s father told the press. When the talk show host released promo clips for the revealing announcement, she said, “I thought I’d seen it all. But this, my friends, is the miracle of miracles.”

Winfrey’s mother told the audience why she had decided not to reveal the existence of Patricia until recently, saying, “I made the decision to give her up because I wasn’t able to take care of her. I thought it was a terrible thing…what I had done, to give up my daughter when she was born.”

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