That big family secret Oprah said shook her to her core was revealed on her show today and you know the audience was pissed. When you’re in Oprah’s audience and she tells you that she has something big to share with you, your asshole nearly explodes from thinking that you’re about to get a new car, a trip to Australia, or a pair of sequined UGGs that can be used as currency when you eventually make it down to Hell. But no, Oprah ruined their buzz by telling them she has a long-lost half-sister. Then she told the audience to look under their seats for a positive DNA test before screaming, “And you get a half-sister! And you get a half-sister! And YOU get a half-sister!”
Black Voices says that Oprah has gone through life not knowing that her mother, Vernita Lee, had a daughter named Patricia with another dude. Vernita gave Patricia up for adoption and she moved from foster home to foster home before she was adopted at the age of 7. Vernita kept her lips shut about Patricia’s existence. And Patricia never knew until recently that she’s got the blood of Oooooprah running through her veins. Oprah’s other siblings, Jeffrey and Patricia (yup, Vernita must love the name Patricia), both passed away years ago.
Oprah and Patricia have already met before, but she introduced her to the world for the first time on her show today. Oprah also let everyone know that they’ve done a DNA test.
Hearing Maury say “You ARE the half-sister of Oprah” was probably like reading the winning numbers on a lottery ticket you just bought. While Patricia did the Running Man and quit her job at the same time, Gayle King was somewhere throwing an uncertain “Does this mean I’ve been replaced?” side-eye.
TMZ has a clip of Oprah and Patricia together.