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"I'm not a lesbian", says tearful Oprah

Thu 9 Dec 2010 In: International News View at Wayback

Oprah Winfrey The rumours the Oprah Winfrey is a lesbian have been around for years, but the talkshow queen has once again point-blank stated: "I'm not a lesbian". "I'm not even kind of a lesbian," the 56-year-old has told Barbara Walters in an upcoming interview on ABC. "And the reason why [the rumour] irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying. That's number one. Number two ... why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life." But Winfrey says her relationship with her best friend Gayle King is extremely close in a whole different way. "She is ... the mother I never had. She is ... the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person. I don't know a better person," Winfrey says while choking up. "It's making me cry because I'm thinking about ... how much ... I probably have never told her that. Tissue, please. I now need tissue. I've never told her that."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 9th December 2010 - 12:32pm

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