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Oprah Winfrey hails Gayle King’s ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’ shoot

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Oprah Winfrey (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Oprah Winfrey thinks Gayle King’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photoshoot is “great.”

The 70-year-old talk-show host is a long-time friend of Gayle, and the TV personality has revealed that Oprah has been hugely supportive of her Sports Illustrated shoot.

“Oprah said, ‘It’s great.’ She’s very happy for me. It’s something about when you do that and you feel good about it and the people you care about are applauding you, nothing gets better,” Gayle, 69 – who got the coveted cover on the 60th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue told “Extra.”

Gayle has also received positive feedback from members of the public.

“We have no limitations,” she said.

Gayle appears in the anniversary edition alongside the likes of Christie Brinkley, Martha Stewart and Tyra Banks.

And the TV star has revealed that she’s “feeling fine” at 69.

“I really do feel that … when people say you shouldn’t talk about your age because I say ageing is living … We all get to this stage and feel great about it,” Gayle shared.

Meanwhile, Oprah recently revealed that she turns to Gayle for “real therapy.”

The veteran TV star has been friends with Gayle for decades, and Oprah has often turned to her friend 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.

Oprah and Gayle also 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.

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