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Say what you want about Oprah Winfrey. One thing she is not short of is surprises.
On Monday’s show, Winfrey revealed that she had a half-sister she never knew about.

Allegedly, Winfrey has not known about her half-sister for very long. Her mother hid this fact from her until recently. Winfrey was living with her father when her mother gave birth to her half-sister Patricia, who was then put up for adoption.

Seriously? A half-sister? No wonder Winfrey has made a phenomenal living helping millions of lost souls bearing emotional scars.

From being pregnant at 14, to being sexually abused as a child, from her thoughts of suicide, her battles with drugs, having her half-brother Jeffrey allegedly succumb to AIDS  along with the death of another sibling, you need to look no further than the woman whose own show has touched millions upon millions of lives to come to this revelation:  In all actuality, Oprah Winfrey’s own show is exactly made for people like....Oprah Winfrey.


I never put two and two together until today, but Winfrey herself could easily be a recurring guest on her own show. You simply can’t make up the scenarios she has encountered in her life. Although some find it ironic that Winfrey revealed this to the public as her successful show is ending its run, having any sibling you never knew about is a pretty damn big deal. One would hope that someone would not be so pretentious with such a sensitive subject matter. After all, it’s not like Winfrey needs the money. She has spent a quarter of a century sharing her life story with the world. It’s part of the reason why she has become what she has. People empathize with her. She has the uncanny ability to shock and entertain while making humanity the number one focus. Borderline exploitation? Possibly. But like I said, it’s not like she’s making this stuff up.

At the end of the day, Monday’s episode was yet another surprise from Oprah Winfrey. And even after 25 years, she continues to outdo herself without even trying.