Oprah Winfrey’s been promoting her show for today, Monday, Jan., 24, as one that would reveal a family secret of hers that she describes as a miracle.
Spoiler Alert! Here, according to USA Today, is the secret.: "Oprah Winfrey has a half-sister named Patricia who was given up for adoption by Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, shortly after her birth in 1963. That’s the big secret. ‘Patricia is my half-sister who I never knew existed,’ Oprah said on Monday’s show."
The article continues, "Just before Thanksgiving, Winfrey said, she was told ‘a bombshell family secret.’ The story would have become public and been ‘exploited’ eventually, Winfrey said, ‘so I wanted you to hear it from me first.’ Patricia is several inches shorter than Winfrey, but the half-sisters are similar in appearance, with round faces and the same smile. Winfrey said she had no idea her mother had given up a baby when she was 9 and living with her father Vernon Winfrey in Nashville."