Oprah Winfrey: some days we love her, and some days we’re so over her. Today, we’re back on the love train, mainly because she’s taking the news of her new unauthorized biography in stride and fighting back against some of its claims.
The new bio, by Kitty Kelley, alleges that Oprah dated John Tesh, that she did drugs, and most personally, it reveals the identity of Oprah’s birth father. We repeat the key word here: allegedly. North Robinson, an 84-year-old farmer from Mississippi, claims that he is Winfrey’s father and has tried to get in touch with her so that she will take a paternity test to confirm, but Opes, she ain’t having it. Oprah told the New York Post “I will not be taking a paternity test, ever,” and later, at a media lunch honoring her bestie, Gayle King, Oprah said “Every day, [Gayle]‘s getting herself more and more worked up about all of my new daddies that are now showing up. New daddies who are saying, ‘Hello daughter, call me, I need a new roof.’ Well, this too shall pass.” We should all be so lucky to have a BFF like Gayle who gets worked up for us so we don’t have to. Also, Oprah is hilarious.
It’s amazing that anyone thinks they can try this stuff with Oprah, no one messes with Oprah. Isn’t that a lesson we’ve learned from James Frey and mad cow hamburgers? You’d think people would know by now.
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