Oprah Winfrey to reveal "family secret"

Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:04pm EST

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network launch cocktail reception for the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network launch cocktail reception for the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California January 6, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Oprah Winfrey will be giving her daytime talk show fans something to talk about next week.

She is staging a family reunion on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday and said 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," Winfrey 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," she added.

Her production company, Harpo, declined to provide further details on Friday.

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 got pregnant at age 14, but her baby died a short time later. Earlier this week on Piers Morgan's CNN show, she said she wouldn't be where she is today if she had had the baby.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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Comments (4)
Just4Mike wrote:
Oprah has pissed so many people off over the past few years that on the eve of the launch of her own network, she is going to try playing the sympathy card. Such was her stint with the Peirs Morgan show, and so it will be with this. The writing is on the wall for those of us who have spotted the games she plays with other’s lives and legacies, to suit her own purposes. I have already chosen to have her new network removed from my cable programming line-up. She is too despicable to pay any more attention to.

Jan 21, 2011 11:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dibeanie wrote:
A ratings ploy, no doubt. Who on earth reveals family secrets on national TV. Just Oprah, I guess. @@! Enuff, already.

Jan 22, 2011 7:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dibeanie wrote:
A ratings ploy, no doubt. Who on earth reveals family secrets on national TV. Just Oprah, I guess. @@! Enuff, already.

Jan 22, 2011 7:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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