Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King are the definition of friendship. The two enjoy and share many things together as BFFs.
Oprah and Gayle’s bond
The friendship between Oprah and Gayle started back when they were in their early 20s. Oprah was working as a news anchor and Gayle as a production assistant at a television station in Baltimore.
Both ladies got close after a huge snowstorm hit their area, and Oprah offered to allow Gayle to spend the night at her home instead of driving back to her house.
They ended up talking all through the night and in the process discovered so much about one another. During her stay, Oprah made sure all of Gayle’s needs were met.
Speaking to Huffington Post, Gayle said:
We didn't really know each other, but she was just that kind of girl even then. When I said didn't have any clothes with me, she said, 'You can wear mine,' and when I said I didn't have any underwear she said, 'You can borrow mine, it's clean!'
What would Oprah do?
Though the two friends share many things, one thing Gayle said she would never do is date Oprah’s boyfriend, Stedman Graham.
This was revealed on an episode of The OG Chronicles, after a viewer asked if it was alright for her to be secretly texting her sister’s ex-boyfriend.
Both Oprah and Gayle said she should stop it immediately, as it is bad and breaks the girlfriend, sister, and family code.
The media mogul added that the question reminded of her early talk show days, saying:
This is interesting. Years ago, I think I’d been dating Stedman I don’t know. I’ve been dating him since 1775. So we’ve been together a long time. But early on in our relationship, I was doing these shows like ‘My sister slept with my sister’s husband’ or ‘My sister slept with my boyfriend,’ and all that.
And Gayle cut in, adding:
If you ever catch me and Stedman, you know, boinking around, fooling around, you catch us in bed. She shouldn’t even be mad at me because she should say I’ve lost my mind. Take me to the hospital. You shouldn’t even be upset.
Oprah has been described as one of the most powerful women with a great influence over people all over the world.
Now, for the past 30 years there has only been one man by her side, her ‘rock’ Stedman Graham. Though they have been dating since 1986, but the two have not tied the knot in a formal wedding ceremony.
Graham said he his not threatened by her fame and wants the best for his partner.
Oprah and Gayle have a bond that runs deeper than friendship. We love that they are our favorite celebrity best friends.