Oprah Winfrey's Family Secret Comes Out!

If you can’t wait until today’s telecast of The Oprah Winfrey Show to get the dish on the TV icon’s much-buzzed-about family secret — which she hinted at in promos that began airing last Thursday — then click through past the jump!

Turns out Oprah has a long-lost, younger half-sister named Patricia, who was given up as an infant by Oprah’s mother, according to a plethora of internet reports. Patricia, who grew up in foster care until she was adopted at age 7 and now lives in Milwaukee, WI, discovered she was related to Oprah after years spent trying to track down her biological family tree. The influential talk-show host was reportedly nine years old and living with her father when her mother gave birth to Patricia in 1963, and was never even aware of the pregnancy; the siblings reunited around Thanksgiving of last year.

In the promo for today’s telecast, Oprah refers to her secret as “the miracle of all miracles.”

Are you surprised by Oprah’s news, or is this pretty close to what you expected she’d reveal? Will you tune in to her show to get all the details? Sound off below!

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