An emotional Oprah Winfrey teared up as she spoke to Barabara Walters about her relationship with rumored lover Gayle King.

"I have said we are not gay," she tells Barbara Walters on "A Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter," airing Thursday on ABC. "I'm not lesbian. I'm not even kind of lesbian. And the reason it irritates me is because somebody must think I'm lying. That's number one. Number two, why would you want to hide it? That's not the way I run my life."

Oprah says that despite rarely being seen in public together, Stedman is still "the love... the lover... the man... the partner... the mate" of her life.

"[Gayle] is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want, she is the friend everybody deserves," she says. "I don't know a better person. It's making me cry because I'm thinking about how I've probably never told her that."

Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.

  • Krysi J

    And the reason it irritates me is because somebody must think I’m lying. That’s number one. Number two, why would you want to hide it? That’s not the way I run my life.”
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    yet you paid Stedman not to say anything pertaining to your relationship with him :coffee: yea thats not the way you run your life at all Oprah

  • MsSoloDiva

    Poor Oprah... they should leave her alone. I think she is paid enough that if she was gay she would not give a care what people thought.. hell she buying everything. LOL

  • mirsmommy

    Does it really matter if her azz is gay or not???? :shrugs:

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her

    :cheer:

    HECK YEAH FAKE LESBIANS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DAY :cheer:

  • West Coast Chick

    She know damn well Gayle "ate the box" :lol:
    shout out to nikki menaj :lol:

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    Krysi J says:

    yet you paid Stedman not to say anything pertaining to your relationship with him yea thats not the way you run your life at all Oprah

    yeah cus we AINT TRYNA BURN OUR EYEBALLS OUT WITH AN OPRAH STEDMAN SEX TAPE :hurl:

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    WEST -------> KONA BOUND

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i never thought she was but i think she should have had a baby who gon get all that money when she gone

  • KK76

    Charities and her dogs will get the money.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    I really don't see why this is news but oh well
    I never thought she was gay

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    but I love those eyebgrows and they eye makeup!
    2 snaps and a twist!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    Gayle was prolly off-camera making this face:

    :lick:

  • CFREE

    O lawd :rolleyes:

  • West Coast Chick

    ChaCha says:

    WEST ——-> KONA BOUND

    ___________________________________

    Im bad today...

    :kona:

  • Milan Millian

    I love Oprah! She reminds me of my momma!

  • West Coast Chick

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    Gayle was prolly off-camera making this face: :lick:
    ________________________________

    :lol: :lol:

  • mirsmommy

    Sooooo, today's December 8th, is Wayne the pappy or not?!?!?!? :shrugs:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE&NR=1 YSoSerious

    Oprah has enough money to be quad-sexual if she chose. Who gone check her? :shrugs:

    And the less time I spend thinking about her "box" the better. For reals.

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

    At the end of the day ((C) Keyshia Cole and nem).....why are people so consumed with Oprah's sex life. Why can't they just be FRIENDS like so many of us have?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTFZyl7hfBw Str8Cpt

    You found the worst pic of O that you could find huh Sandy?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTFZyl7hfBw Str8Cpt

    Ya'll and these gravi changes! I see you Cha Cha Cha and Yso :yes:

  • Krysi J

    yeah cus we AINT TRYNA BURN OUR EYEBALLS OUT WITH AN OPRAH STEDMAN SEX TAPE
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    :hurl: O GOD NO...PLEase :pray:

  • ELove

    And OF COURSE Oprah NEVER EVER told a BOLD-FACE LIE in HER LIFE :rofl:

    Btw I KNOW several individuals who STILL HAVE the ORIGINAL arrest report from that faithful evening ala Lionel Richie INCIDENT that details what ACTUALLY HAPPENED between Oprah, Stedman and THE Current OWNER/RESIDENT of the household where SAID INCIDENT occurred :coffee:

    And NO (I WILL NOT elaborate any further...)

    And WHADDUP Honey-Baby !!! :wink:

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    Sandra say: Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.
    ~~~~
    LOL LOL LOL LOL @ Sandra Girl u are CarAzy... LOL LOL LOL LOL

  • West Coast Chick

    @ Str8Cpt

    :rofl:
    @ your gravi! Thanks for the laugh :thumbsup:

  • kwall

    Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    waiting on @man to tell us what he thinks of this statement....

    :coffee:

  • ELove

    @K-Dub
    I SEE you've been doing a DAMN good job of ignoring me Lately... So Whaddup Though (How are things going with You-n-Yours...) :coffee:

  • JadeAli

    If only more little girls would look up to Big O than...others...I have never seen an ass or tittay shot of Oprah and she's a BILLIONAIRE!!

  • kwall

    hey dere elove...i am sorry! :hug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE&NR=1 YSoSerious

    Hey my ELove. :kiss:

    I spoke to you somewhere in another post but I don't mind speaking again. :wink:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8N7zy8GUgs LaTechGrad02

    If I had Oprah's money I'd be a proud rainbow wearing, Donna Summer's dancing lipstick lesbian all day every day. It's not that serious O, go home and look at your bank account and you'll feel all better in 5 seconds.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.
    —————————————————
    waiting on @man to tell us what he thinks of this statement…. :coffee: "
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Sexual acts between two women is normal and healthy and doesn't make either "lesbians." I'm sure Gayle and Oprah have expressed their love for one another in a physical way and neither are lesbians.
    :coffee:

  • ELove

    @ySoSerious
    I GOTS Real Busy SUGAH and didn't get a chance to respond in a PROMPT MANNER (Real...) :kiss: How's it going with you

    @K-Dub
    I KNOW it gets REAL Hectic in HERE sometimes... I just LIKE to mess with you LIKE THAT :hug: :wink:

  • Danielle

    #Pow I never thought Oprah was gay for one minute.

  • lakercrazy

    @elove so u just gon ignore po lil laker u sho right **storms off slaping folks*** :wail:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Good Afternoon Mr. Love
    How are you

  • ELove

    My PEACH !!! We LAKER FANS Baby) DON'T even Try Me like THAT :kiss:

    @Danielle
    Heeeyyyy Pretty Baby !!! :wink:
    And Btw ---> AIN'T YOU a Wale FAN (Just Curious...) :coffee:

  • kwall

    i knew you wouldn't disappoint us and share your views on your fave subject in the whole wide whurl @man.

    i like okra. she used herself a lil crack rock back in the day...but even that doesn't dash my dream of one day being adopted by her...i can accept gayle and their supposed relationship ....if that is what it is gonna take for me to get my azz adopted....

    i can go live in a same sex parent household... :coffee:

  • CFREE

    he ignored me too laker :coffee:

  • CivilEngineer

    ***looks for @VI***

    Oprah licks cooter...#tisall

    ***runs out***

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE&NR=1 YSoSerious

    @ELove

    I'm good babe. But I see you trying to add yet another one to your stable of e-boos. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    :dead: @ Civil

  • lakercrazy

    @civil :lol:

  • kwall

    I KNOW it gets REAL Hectic in HERE sometimes… I just LIKE to mess with you LIKE THAT
    --------------------------------------------------
    my e-bruh...you ain't NEVAH lied! i been busy tho with school and my still newish gig and those two lil folks who claim i am their momma cause then done seen my name on their birth certificates lmaoooo. i owe you an email too don't i? imma respond tonight..promise!

  • MissHarlem

    Who cares really the fact that this is news is lame! I guess I am gay too cuz I have a best girlfriend and we are as thick as thieves :rolleyes:

  • ELove

    Ahhhhh SUGAH (I KNOW sometimes you need reminding...) OUR BOO-Ship is unmatched and can NEVER be broken !!! Me, YOU and MissHarlem established this LONG AGO (Remember...) Because OUR BOO-ship should be all that MATTERS (Right ...) :coffee: <--- Vodka & Cranberry Juice

    Because YOU trying to drive me to Drinking AGAIN !!! :lol:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    They are just friends. Get over it, Miss Rose.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU kingstonn

    if true, can i say ewwwwwwwwww?

  • ELove

    @K-Dub and @Civil :rofl: :rofl:

    My Chocolate-STORM (Same for You Too...) :kiss: Got Real Busy Baby !!!

    And @K-Dub
    YES THE HELL (You DO...)
    You MUST bring me Up-To-Date WHILE Kicking That SHYT also (Real...)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "i knew you wouldn’t disappoint us and share your views on your fave subject in the whole wide whurl @man."
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    It's a beautiful subject. :shrugs:
    Why don't I have your email?

  • lakercrazy

    :rolleyes:

  • lakercrazy

    @cfree u too :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    It’s a beautiful subject.
    Why don’t I have your email?
    _____________________________________
    I got this KWALL!
    Because she's not sendin you any azz or tits shots and doesn't care to conversate with you and feels you're not worth her givin her email to

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    just a guess but I could be wrong! :rofl:

  • flsun99

    I don't think they are gay; never have. They have a strong bond and over 30 years of sisterhood between them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "It’s a beautiful subject.
    Why don’t I have your email?
    _____________________________________
    "I got this KWALL!
    Because she’s not sendin you any azz or tits shots and doesn’t care to conversate with you and feels you’re not worth her givin her email to"
    -Brown
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I'm sure you can speak for yourself, Brown's eloquent and poignant way with words notwithstanding.

    I wouldn't request azz or tit shots... right away from you. :no: I just find you humorous and your postings too sporadic for my liking.

    I'm sure you would find me worthy of your email address. :yes:

  • rockstar

    whatever you say

  • aqtpie

    I don't think she's gay either but if I were her I would have responded to those allegations ONE time!!!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    :shotsfired: FUK you crying for? OMG everyone deserves GAYLE :hurl:

  • CFREE

    Ok Booski, its make up time :kiss:

  • kwall

    Why don’t I have your email?
    --------------------------------
    wellll.....back when elove got my email 2+ years ago we was part of the srose side email fam (about 10 of us total...if folks from the old fam is readin'...i miss YEW....and Happy Christmas and Merry New Year) you wasn't on here then...

    and NOW you ain't got it b/c you won't post a pic. all of the folks in the side email fam had a pic. a REAL pic. i am sure if you posted a pic all the ladies will be posing emails left and right...provided that you don't look like the elephant man (from the movie)...or the reggae dude..Elephant Man

  • kwall

    I got this KWALL!
    Because she’s not sendin you any azz or tits shots and doesn’t care to conversate with you and feels you’re not worth her givin her email to
    ----------------------------------------------------
    and all that shyt my sis @brown just said tewwww... :rofl:

  • CFREE

    aqtpie says:

    I don’t think she’s gay either but if I were her I would have responded to those allegations ONE time!!!

    :cosign:

    I have had several people question my relationship with my Bff, i just tell um thank what u want, i gives a fluck :rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "Why don’t I have your email?
    ——————————–
    wellll…..back when elove got my email 2+ years ago we was part of the srose side email fam (about 10 of us total…if folks from the old fam is readin’…i miss YEW….and Happy Christmas and Merry New Year) you wasn’t on here then…

    and NOW you ain’t got it b/c you won’t post a pic. all of the folks in the side email fam had a pic. a REAL pic. i am sure if you posted a pic all the ladies will be posing emails left and right…provided that you don’t look like the elephant man (from the movie)…or the reggae dude..Elephant Man"
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Fair enough. Hit me up at JCSTANSB @ GMAIL and I can send you one.

  • CFREE

    provided that you don’t look like the elephant man (from the movie)…or the reggae dude..Elephant Man

    :dead:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    i am sure if you posted a pic all the ladies will be posing emails left and right…provided that you don’t look like the elephant man (from the movie)…or the reggae dude..Elephant Man”
    _________________
    Been told his azz that :coffee: long time ago

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Aint that some shyt.........

    Kwall create a new email and email his azz!
    don't give him your regular email!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "Aint that some shyt………

    Kwall create a new email and email his azz!
    don’t give him your regular email!"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Quit HATIN. Dayum.
    Kwall, everyone knows that is my regular email. Don't hesitate...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    kwall says:

    I got this KWALL!
    Because she’s not sendin you any azz or tits shots and doesn’t care to conversate with you and feels you’re not worth her givin her email to
    —————————————————-
    and all that shyt my sis @brown just said tewwww…
    _____________________________________________

    KWALL
    I'm just lookin out for you

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Me hatin on your azz.. I think not!
    I prolly got mo azz and tit shots than you!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU kingstonn

    @ Man
    Don't you dare. *cocks gun*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "i am sure if you posted a pic all the ladies will be posing emails left and right…provided that you don’t look like the elephant man (from the movie)…or the reggae dude..Elephant Man”
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    I don't look like either Elephant Man. Although I have a similar physical "charm" about myself. Meaning that I have an unforgettable look...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU kingstonn

    i meant *cawks gun* then.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "Me hatin on your azz.. I think not!
    I prolly got mo azz and tit shots than you!"
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Oh, I'm sure of that. That is perfectly natural and in no way a reflection on me. :shrugs:

  • kwall

    Kwall create a new email and email his azz!
    don’t give him your regular email!
    -------------------------------------------
    i got the most emails known to mankind. got one for all my email offers and free shyt i sign up for...i use that one too for my online shopping habit, one for school, one for job hunting, about two i kick it with my peeps on....and one i done had since the internet started...

    @man you getting emailed from the prehistoric one. back when the internet was called the dayum world wide web! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Man I think it is a reflection of you because as much as you ask you should have pics of errbody up in here

  • kwall

    yall better stop. no more e-fighting... :cry:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @KWALL
    "@man you getting emailed from the prehistoric one. back when the internet was called the dayum world wide web! "
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Fair enough :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "Man I think it is a reflection of you because as much as you ask you should have pics of errbody up in here"
    ________________________________________________________________________

    :shrugs: Maybe it is a reflection on me, but "closed mouths don't get fed."

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    KWALL
    I'm not arguin hun, I'm a lover not a fighter....well unless it's really necessary and now it's not!

  • http://twitter.com/Proberson07 proberson07

    Shut up! You ain't Dr. Phil. If Oprah was gay she would be out and proud! Next!

  • Tink Tink

    Brown could i get an @ss and titty shot, but not to the work email
    juggernaut1985 @ ymail .com

    Thanks in advance,
    Tink Tink

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    well as much as you open your mouth..................

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    :blink: Oh where is Civil when I need him!!!

    Tink hold your breath and wait for me to send it

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "well as much as you open your mouth………………"
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I was thinking I ain't open it enough. :think:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Keep openin ya mouth and Imma call Mean and have him put somethin in it

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @TINK TINK
    "Brown could i get an @ss and titty shot, but not to the work email
    juggernaut1985 @ ymail .com

    Thanks in advance,
    Tink Tink"
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Forward to me if you get it! Jcstansb @ gmail
    Good luck. Brown been keepin them goods covered like Deion Sanders on a wide receiver.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "Keep openin ya mouth and Imma call Mean and have him put somethin in it"
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :no: I don't want that at all.
    Maybe I should put Mean's email up here so some of these dudes will stop emailing me. :hurl:

  • rjk8

    Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.
    __________________________________________________

    Can somebody tell me what that means.

  • Tink Tink

    Oh where is Civil when I need him!!!
    ________________________________________________________

    :nono: instigator

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE&NR=1 YSoSerious

    :dead: @ BROWN

    You'd have to get his foot out of there first. :lol:

  • pinksghetti

    Aww that was so nice what Oprah said about Gayle. I know O has issues with her mom so it's great that she was able to find what she needed in a friend. That's probably all there is to it, finding what was never given to her while growing up. She is lucky with that even if she wasn't a billionaire.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    YSO I LOVE YOUR GUTS!!!!!!!!!

    Tink I wouldn't be dumb enough to send Man an azz or tit shot

  • http://myspace.com/foxybrown411 LADYWOODS

    Str8Cpt-lmao @ your Pic...

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Sandra Rose says:

    Somebody should tell Oprah that she can be in an intimate relationship with another woman and not engage in sexual acts with her.
    __________________________________________________

    rjk8 says:
    Can somebody tell me what that means.
    ______________________

    What it means is, some women (and men) can't accept their homosexuality for whatever reason (religious, homophobic, etc.) So they deny their homosexual urgings while seeking out the company of homosexuals. Sort of like what Bishop Eddie Long is doing with the young men in his church. :coffee:

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    eastpointvet says:

    i never thought she was but i think she should have had a baby who gon get all that money when she gone

    I GUESS GAIL, STEADMAN, THE GIRL'S SCHOOL IN AFRICA, AND THE DOGS WILL GET IT. MAYBE THE LOSS OF HER SON EARLY ON IN HER LIFE KINDA DETERRED FURTHER CHILDREN BEING BROUGHT INTO THIS BY OPRAH......#imjustsaying

  • ALBoy

    :blink: How dare they try to besmearch the good name of my Baby! I belive you baby dont cry it will be okay in my Beloved voice

  • ALBoy

    besmearch= besmirch I get mad when somebody messing with my Sophia

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I feel you Oprah. Me and my BFF are very close as well. Sometimes when you have no sisters you have a close female friend FA LIFE!

  • ELove

    TOUCHE Ms. Sandra :coffee:

    @ALBoy
    DAMN I Almost FORGOT... Oprah is Your Dream Girl !!! :lol:

    ALL I'll say is ---> Oprah's REALITY isn't OURS (Real...)

  • pointhimout

    I don't know why Oprah will not adopt me. I really dont. So she and Gayle are extremely close. SR, there are men who are very close and inseparable like this too, like they're closer to their boy than their girl or wife. I see this in Oprah's relatioship with Gayle; they're closer than she/steadman are.