Oprah's Secret: Oprah Has A Half-Sister Named Patricia
Oprah's Secret: Oprah Has A Half-Sister: Reunited On The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey made a startling revelation on her show on Monday - Oprah has a half-sister named Patricia.
Winfrey said her mother had a daughter and gave her up for adoption in 1963, when Winfrey herself was living with her father.
Winfrey was born to unmarried teenage parents and raised by both her maternal grandmother in Mississippi and her mother, who moved to Milwaukee. She spent part of her youth with the man she considered her father, Vernon, in Nashville.
Oprah Winfrey is nine years older than her half sister, Patricia. Their mother's name is Vernita.
After Patricia saw an interview with Vernita on TV, she began to believe she may be Oprah’s sister based on what she knew about her birth family.
Patricia tried and failed to find Vernita, but was able to find Oprah’s niece and confirmed they were related by a DNA test.