As if her final season hasn’t kept trumping itself, now Oprah Winfrey is promising her audience a bombshell family reunion, with herself as the central player.
Winfrey is staging a family reunion during which she plans to reveal something she’s recently learned that only a few people close to her know.
“I thought I’d seen it all. But this, my friends, is the miracle of all miracles,” she said in a promotional clip.
“I was given some news that literally shook me to my core. This time, I’m the one being reunited. I was keeping a family secret for months, and on Monday you’re going to hear it straight from me.”
Winfrey was born to unwed teens and was raised at various times by her grandmother, mother and father and stepmother in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Tennessee.
She gave birth at the age of 14, but her baby died a short time later.
Staff on the show have been sworn to secrecy.
Does TEN have room for another primetime special this week? 7:30 Thursday could lead into Good Wife and SVU…
Update: The big “family secret” that Oprah Winfrey has been promising to reveal Monday is the host’s heretofore unknown half sister, Winfrey’s biographer says. Kitty Kelley, author of 2010’s unauthorized Oprah: A Biography, tells Time Out Chicago blogger Robert Feder that Winfrey will be reunited on her talk show with a woman named Bunny who was born to Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, but given up for adoption.Chicago Sun Times.