On Friday, Nov. 9th, Oprah Winfrey finally said herself why she’s leaving her long-running syndicated show in September, 2011.
Here’s part of Oprah’s statement:
"So here we are, halfway through the season, 24, and it still means as much to me to spend an hour every day with you as it did back in 1986. So why walk away and make next season the last?
"Here is the real reason: I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it’s time to say good-bye.
"Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and it feels right in my spirit. It’s the perfect number—the exact right time."
To read Oprah’s entire statement, click here.