It’s no secret that rumors os being a lesbian have plagued Oprah Winfrey for years. Many have thought that Winfrey and her best friend, Gayle King, have been in a relationship. However, during an in-depth interview Barbara Walters, Winfrey puts the rumors to rest.
“I’m not even kind of a lesbian,” Winfrey tells Barbara Walters during an upcoming interview on ABC. “And the reason why [the rumor] irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I’m lying. That’s number one. Number two … why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life.”
During the interview, the talk show hosts went on to speak highly of her BFF Gayle.
“She is … the mother I never had. She is … the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person. I don’t know a better person,” Winfrey says while choking up.
“It’s making me cry because I’m thinking about … how much … I probably have never told her that. Tissue, please. I now need tissue. I’ve never told her that.”
This candid interview with Oprah Winfrey airs Thursday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.