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Oprah Winfrey turns to Gayle King for real therapy

Oprah’s friendship with Gayle King keeps her grounded
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Oprah Winfrey (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Oprah Winfrey turns to Gayle King for “real therapy”.


The 70-year-old TV star has been friends with Gayle, 69, for decades, and Oprah has often turned to her showbiz pal for help and support, rather than a professional therapist.


“I’ve never been to a therapist because I had so many on the show, but my real therapy came from downloading whatever was happening in the day with Gayle every night,” Oprah told People magazine.

Oprah and Gayle supported each other throughout the early years of their careers.


“There wasn’t a day that we missed being on some kind of phone call talking about what had happened in our days,” the TV icon shared.

Oprah is now hugely grateful for Gayle’s support.

“I’ve had one of the best friendships anybody could have. And you can only do that when somebody cares as much about your success, your sadnesses, your triumphs as you do,” she said.

Meanwhile, Oprah previously revealed that she wants to “help other people to rise.”

The veteran star has already achieved a huge amount in her own career, and she’s now keen to support other people.

“I still continue to rise, and I’m in a space now where my offering is to help other people to rise. The principle that is the underbelly, the cornerstone for how I operate in the world … Life is better when you share it,” Oprah told People magazine.  The media mogul hosted her eponymous talk show for 25 seasons.

Oprah has already helped to transform the lives of lots of people. However, she remains as determined and as ambitious as ever.

“I now know that what Maya Angelou told me when I came back from opening my school in South Africa and I was like, ‘Oh, Maya, this school is going to be my greatest legacy, these girls.’ And she said, ‘You have no idea what your legacy’s going to be … because your legacy is never one thing. Your legacy is every life you’ve touched,'” the billionaire shared.

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