Oprah is turning 60 and she doesn’t care what you think

Oprah turns 60

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey is turning 60 next month. The Diva is preparing for her major milestone with a bodacious new cover for the January 2014 issue of O magazine.

Oprah appears twice on the whimsical cover, wearing oversized hair rollers and a gorgeous gold lamé gown in before and after shots by celebrity photographer Ruven Afanador.

“I’m alive. Healthy. Strong. I’m turning 60,” Oprah says. “And – please don’t take offense – I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.”

Oprah turns 60

Oprah, who was born January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, MS, said her biggest achievement in life is overcoming her many adversities.

“Never shutting my heart down. Even in my darkest moments – through sexual abuse, a pregnancy at 14, lies and betrayals – I remained faithful, hopeful, and open to seeing the best in people, regardless of whether they were showing me their worst.”

“I stayed open to believing that no matter how hard the climb, there is always a way to let in a sliver of light to illuminate the path forward,” she added.

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    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      Oprah fine,… lol iono what it is with me and older women..

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      i been feeling that way since i was 13 or so but i know it takes some girls/women a long time to get that sense of security. go head on Oprah! :clap:

    • The Master Beta :D

      Go head Harpo

    • Gigi26

      :claps: go head on then Oprah…I respect her hustle n grind n the fact she’s a pretty okay actress :yes: not too many folk are well rounded like she is.

      I’ll give respect when its due! :bowdown:

    • Smonae

      I dont and would care what no1 thinks, esp being a Billion $ woman
      :clap:

    • Gigi26

      Shiid Oprah done survived like 8 different body shapes too :thumbsup:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      not too many folk are well rounded like she is.
      ______________________

      literally and figuratively. oprah may not like her body at times but i agree with ashland. oprah is fine :thumbsup:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Good for Oprah! she’s got it a little twisted, she NO Longer care’s what one thinks of her?

      I havent cared what someone thinks of me, in many many MOONS.

      I earned that right when I started taking care of me, financially and physically

      TUH!

      Mofos got the game wrong
      :tea:

      akneewho O looks great! Getting old aint what it used to be. :cheer:

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      I hear older men loved big Oprah. I just would love ANY Oprah money. Even Sophia Oprah with the cawk eye laughing at the table.

    • SOTHERNGRL

      It aint just O. Most women when they hit this age if not before begin to take on the FUGG YOU attitude. They have earned it.They do and say whatever they please.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Oprah has her flaws but she’s an inspiration to us all. We can all be like Oprah if we stepped out on faith and pursued our dreams instead of pursuing a 9-5 paycheck. I tell my young friends to have faith and start their own businesses. You will never get ahead if you’re afraid to take that first step. :yes:

    • Diva

      Oprah got curves….She does look good for 60!

    • Diva

      Sandra Rose says:

      Oprah has her flaws but she’s an inspiration to us all. We can all be like Oprah if we stepped out on faith and pursued our dreams instead of pursuing a 9-5 paycheck. I tell my young friends to have faith and start their own businesses. You will never get ahead if you’re afraid to take that first step. :yes:
      ——————–
      :applause: good stuff Auntie!!!!!!!! You never know until you TRY!

    • The Master Beta :D

      iAmChan says:

      I hear older men loved big Oprah. I just would love ANY Oprah money. Even Sophia Oprah with the cawk eye laughing at the table.
      _______________________________

      :lol:

    • Shellz

      she is fabulous.. however, her feet still scare me til this day…

    • Gigi26

      Umm Sandra, you do realize in this world there are folk that are meant to be business woman/men and there are people who are meant to be the support system for those such people. That is not to say the 9-5ers are less driven than those who have their own businesses. Some people like a cushion or safety net so to speak.

      You can be a boss and still have that 9-5 with benefits. Some people have their side hustles along with that 9-5. Don’t take a leap on faith without having a solid back up plan. Esp in this economy. Cuz when the shyt fails, starting from the bottom ain’t as easy. Trust.

    • MissHarlem

      Owwwww Oprah and my MOMMY will be 60 next month :nun: :danban: <— us in Miami next month to celebrate and she dont even know Im coming :woot:

    • Gigi26

      Hell Harlem my pappy is turning 60 as well! :lol:

    • ohpretty1

      She looks great, like money. May she see many more birthdays.

    • Diva

      Shellz she has bunions on top of bunions….sweet baby jesus they throw up gang signs.

    • The Master Beta :D

      Gypsey what the hell are those temps thinking this is not the 80’s & 90’s when you could steal time and get away with it I’m pretty sure they are old enough to know better stealing will get you unemployed or :shank:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :claps:

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      Sandra Rose says:

      Oprah has her flaws but she’s an inspiration to us all. We can all be like Oprah if we stepped out on faith and pursued our dreams instead of pursuing a 9-5 paycheck. I tell my young friends to have faith and start their own businesses. You will never get ahead if you’re afraid to take that first step. :yes:

      I agree. I stepped out on faith and now I am here in a place where I feel out of place…..the last step I took outside Monday after that lil snow store, I busted my ass. I don’t regret it tho.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I remember when I quit my job as a nurse in 2005. Another nurse said some racist things about one of my patients, and I said, “I’m out of here.” My mom, who had come to live with me, noticed I was sitting at the computer every day. She said, “Aren’t you going to work?” I told her I quit. She said, “How are you going to pay your bills?” I told her I had faith. I wasn’t afraid of failure. Failure is one of the greatest teachers. :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tKJvWWDP4&feature=youtu.be JMO

      <– … dad just turned 48 this year :lol:

      @Harlem :tea:

    • Shellz

      DIVA- i always wondered why she never got it corrected since she has the income. It has to be painful

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      “I’m alive. Healthy. Strong. I’m turning 60,” Oprah says. “And – please don’t take offense – I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.”

      ******************************

      I feel this way at 34. Go head Ms. O….looking good!

    • Diva

      Shellz says:

      DIVA- i always wondered why she never got it corrected since she has the income. It has to be painful
      ———————-
      It probably wouldn’t do any good unless she gives up the heels and ill fitting shoes.

    • gypsyeyes

      I ADAPTED THATMOTTO IN MY LIFE. ATER MY DIVORCE I WAS MADE TO FEEL NO ONE WOULD WANT ME BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT GAIN BUT HUNTY….I LOVE ME SOME ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT. I HATE THAT SOME WOMEN/GIRLS DON’T KNOW SELF LOVE. LOVE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU TRY TO LOVE SOMEONE ELSE.

    • Diva

      Sandra Rose says:

      I remember when I quit my job as a nurse in 2005. Another nurse said some racist things about one of my patients, and I said, “I’m out of here.” My mom, who had come to live with me, noticed I was sitting at the computer every day. She said, “Aren’t you going to work?” I told her I quit. She said, “How are you going to pay your bills?” I told her I had faith. I wasn’t afraid of failure. Failure is one of the greatest teachers. :yes:
      ————————-
      Sandra you on it today lady! Thanks for sharing…you can help someone with your Testimony!

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      @ Therapist, we gotta meet up at the bar bro. I changed my number tho, I’ll hit you up.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      Oprah is probably scared of surgery. :bite:

      if its not life or death im wary of letting them doctors touch on me. be tryna Conrad Murray a nigga :nono:

    • Diva

      gypsyeyes says:

      I ADAPTED THATMOTTO IN MY LIFE. ATER MY DIVORCE I WAS MADE TO FEEL NO ONE WOULD WANT ME BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT GAIN BUT HUNTY….I LOVE ME SOME ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT. I HATE THAT SOME WOMEN/GIRLS DON’T KNOW SELF LOVE. LOVE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU TRY TO LOVE SOMEONE ELSE.
      ———————-
      :applause: self love is very important!!!!!

    • Diva

      be tryna Conrad Murray a nigga :nono:
      ——————-
      LOL who is this Orange Blossom?

    • Gigi26

      Alfre Woodard has some mean bunions too, maybe she just don’t want em removed :shrugs: they prolly provide some kinda balance :lol:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Sandra Rose says:

      Oprah has her flaws but she’s an inspiration to us all. We can all be like Oprah if we stepped out on faith and pursued our dreams instead of pursuing a 9-5 paycheck. I tell my young friends to have faith and start their own businesses. You will never get ahead if you’re afraid to take that first step.
      ***********************************

      The first step should be to have some type of plan.

    • gypsyeyes

      The Master Beta :D says:

      Gypsey what the hell are those temps thinking this is not the 80?s & 90?s when you could steal time and get away with it I’m pretty sure they are old enough to know better stealing will get you unemployed or

      ___________

      THEY HAVE LOST THEIR RABBIT AZZ MINDS. SO NOW SHE MOVED 2 OF THEM TO THE PHONES AND THEY HAD THE NERVE TO SAY THAT ISN’T WHAT THEY WERE HIRED FOR…CHILD PLEASE….SHE ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD RATHER GO HOME…THEM BISHES ANSWERING THE PHONE LIKE IT’S A 976 NUMBER.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tKJvWWDP4&feature=youtu.be JMO

      Thats a bold move Sandra. I can’t see myself quitting without a backup plan :nono:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      iAmChan says:

      @ Therapist, we gotta meet up at the bar bro. I changed my number tho, I’ll hit you up.

      *****************

      Aight bro! I’m coming up on a 2 week vacation so we gotta make that happen

    • Gigi26

      The first step should be to have some type of plan.
      —————————————————–

      THANK YOU. :cosign:

      Errybody wanna sell t-shirts with garbage ass sayings n think they gonna become a “Jay-z or Karl Lagerfield” NO. Have a solid plan or else that ish will fail. Dreams don’t always manifest into reality. Some of them shyts are meant to stay as dreams :lol:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      The first step should be to have some type of plan
      _________________
      :cosign: :lol: God gave us plenty of sense.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tKJvWWDP4&feature=youtu.be JMO

      @Orange blossom

      I saw your comment about me in response to my 4 degrees statement… too funny :rofl:

    • gypsyeyes

      iAmChan says:

      @ Therapist, we gotta meet up at the bar bro. I changed my number tho, I’ll hit you up.

      _________________

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…

    • Diva

      MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

      The first step should be to have some type of plan
      _________________
      :cosign: :lol: God gave us plenty of sense.
      ——————–
      this is true…you need to have the mind set too! Not everyone can be their own boss.

    • SummerBaby

      Oprah looks great! I’ve been struggling w/making a career change. I rarely log in & I feel like the message to step out on faith was meant for me.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      gypsyeyes says:

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…

      LMAO. No games on this end!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      so gigi you dont think Karrauche is gonna go far with that tshirt line? :popcorn: b-b-buut she had a launch party and everythang :eek:

      but for real tho, some ppl are meant to be secretaries. like Kimora Lee said in her book Fabulosity (yes i bought it and read it), whatever you do just be fabulous at it. be the flyest ditch digger in all the land.

    • MissHarlem

      :2dance: <— GIGI'S DAD and MY MOMMY bday buds

      JMO :coffee:

    • Diva

      iAmChan says:

      gypsyeyes says:

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…

      LMAO. No games on this end!
      ———————-
      :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: *blows out black candle*

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      gypsyeyes says:

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…
      _________________________

      see gypsy play too much. yall gonna stop calling that girl a maytag :rules:

    • Gigi26

      @Orange: that shyt ain’t going nowhere. She might as well donate them shirts to the ppl in the rehab facility where Chris is located :lol:

    • BigSisterGorgeousOne

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…

      __________

      I was a lurker when that all went down :rofl:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      bbl

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      Wait….who was the appliance? Was she shaped as a refrigerator or one of those stacking washer/dryer combos?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tKJvWWDP4&feature=youtu.be JMO

      gypsyeyes says:

      iAmChan says:

      @ Therapist, we gotta meet up at the bar bro. I changed my number tho, I’ll hit you up.
      _________________

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE…
      ________________________________

      :rofl: All of our meet and greets went well :thumbsup:

      shout out to MsT, Ty and the usuals :hugs:

    • MissHarlem

      Stepping out on faith is a BOLD move and yes you should have a plan B. However sometimes its just meant to walk out on faith. I did and made 20gs more than I did prior. WONT HE DO IT :nun: My next walk out on faith in the next chapter of my life is planned this time but my faith will and has never wavered. :danban: <— church dance bc I got the spirit after my testimony

    • Shellz

      lol GIGI

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      BigSisterGorgeousOne says:

      I was a lurker when that all went down
      _________________________

      me too. that girl, dougie(?) used to give me my LIFE!

    • Smonae

      HOPEFULLY NO ONE IS AN ASIAN BOY OR AN APPLIANCE
      ————————

      that SR fight was EPIC, sd that girl was built like a fridge :rofl:

    • gypsyeyes

      I WONDER HOW OLD MY GIRLS WILL BE BEFORE THEY DONT WANT ME WAKING THEM EVERY MORNING SAYING ‘IT’S APPLE PICKING TIIIIMMMEEE”????

      THEY WAKE UP HIDING THEIR ARMPITS AND IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MORNING…I TICKLE THE SHYT OUTTA THEM!!!

    • MissHarlem

      Maytag has never been looked at the same for me since that day :rofl:

    • MissHarlem

      I miss SASSY :wail:

    • gypsyeyes

      iAmChan says:

      Wait….who was the appliance? Was she shaped as a refrigerator or one of those stacking washer/dryer combos?

      ______________________

      A FRIDGEDAIRE… BUT I THINK IT WAS JUST THE BOX SHAPE!!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

      I must have been a lurker when all of that went down too. Somebody holla @ Donte for me, I think he up in this area as well.

    • Smonae

      :newpost: Sandy shading the sh*t out of Blue

    • gypsyeyes

      I MISS THE SHYT OUTTA SASSY!!!! HEY MISSH

    • MissHarlem

      GYPSY :hug:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      I’m lost on the Asian boy/Appliance joke

    • http://SandieAtkins.Blogspot.com SandieAu05

      I heard that, Oprah! I have just reached a point where I stopped caring what people think about me, my decisions and my life! I’m like…dang, can I live?!