|Patricia Lee Lloyd, Patricia Lofton
Anthony Otey(high school)
William Taylor (University)
Oprah Winfrey is an American TV host, presenter, producer, philonthropist and activist among numerous other things.
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29th 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States to Vernita Lee- a housemaid & Vernon Winfrey- a barber turned city councilman. Oprah was raised by her single mother.
Image: Oprah Winfrey Family: Father Vernon Winfrey, Stepmother Barbara Winfrey, boyfriend Stedman Graham
Image: Oprah Winfrey with her mother Vernita Lee
Oprah's father Vernon later married Barbara, Oprah has a stepmother in Barbara Winfrey
Image: Oprah Winfrey with her stepmother Barbara Winfrey
Oprah lived with her grandmother Hattie Mae Lee(1900-1963) till the age of 6, her grandmother taught her how to read, she took Oprah to the Church and was a disciplinarian (who would beat Oprah sometimes with a stick)
Image: Oprah Winfrey grandmother Hattie Mae Lee
Patricia Lee Lloyd: Oprah had a younger sister named Patricia born to her mother in 1960, she died of cocaine addiction in 2003.
Patricia Lofton: Oprah's mother had a third daughter in 1962 and named her Patricia as well, she was given up for adoption and Oprah didn't know she had a sister until 2010.
Image: Oprah Winfrey with her sister Patricia
Jeffrey Lee: Oprah's mother had a fourth child, a son in late 1960s. He died of AIDS complications in 1989.
Image: Oprah Winfrey with her brother Jeffrey Lee
Stedman Graham: Stedman and Oprha have been living together since 1986, they got engaged in 1992 and remain unmarried to the day
Image: Oprah Winfrey with Boyfriend Stedman Graham
Oprah had a son born to her prematurely, she named him Canaan, unfortunately the baby did not survive and died soon after.
Anthony Otey: Anthony was Oprah's First known Boyfriend. They had written each other 100s of letters, Otey remembers it fondly. They broke it off after a while, it was tragically on the Valentine's day, it was her idea.
Image: Oprah Winfrey with her college boyfriend Anthony Otey
William Taylor: Oprah had a intense relationship with William "Bubba" Taylor, Their relationship lasted for 5 years from 1971 to 1976. Oprah was moving out of Nashville for her career, she tried to persuade him to go with him and unfortunately it didn't work out for them, Oprah still fondly remembers her relationship with Mr. Taylor fondly.
John Frank Tesh: Oprah was in relationship with musician and composer John Tesh, it was in the late 1970s and was brief, apparently it was not yet time for interracial relationships.
Image: John Frank Tesh
Lloyd Kramer: Oprah was in relationship with the reporter Lloyd Kramer, he supported her through her bad phase of hair loss and bad perm. She remembers him as "the most fun romance ever"
Randolph Cook: They had a brief encounter in 1985
Roger Ebert: He was a film critic, they had a brief affair in 1980s, he advised her to take the show to the syndication
Image: Oprah Winfrey with Ex-Boyfriend Roger Ebert
Reginald Chevalier: A movie director from Haiti, they were in a romantic relationship
Gayle King: Gayle and Oprah have been friends for a long time, during her depression years in 1970 Gayle supported Oprah, their friendship remains strong to the day, they were seen together so many times that people assumed they were lesbians. Gayle was born in 1954, she has her own show called "Gayle King show"
Image: Gayle King & Oprah Winfrey
Maria Shriver, Maya Angelou, Ellen DeGeneres are among Oprah's best friends.