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Kitty Kelley Claims She's The Only One Who Knows The Truth About Oprah's Real Father

Date February 21, 2019

It is a public notion that the legendary TV personality Oprah Winfrey had a difficult childhood. She was born on an isolated farm in Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey, but her parents separated soon after her birth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, one American author claims that the story we all know about Oprah is not true and says she is the only one who knows who Winfrey’s real father is.

Kelley’s scandalous words

Kitty Kelley is a famous name in the literary world. She wrote a number of best-selling unauthorized biographies, including the one on Oprah. However, Kelley’s tale about the woman from the telly we all know and love is very different.

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The journalist reveals many eyebrow-raising 'details' about the talk show host’s life that we couldn’t have even imagined, with the most shocking one concerning the identity of Oprah’s real father.

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Kelley claims that in 2007, Winfrey’s relatives told the TV host the truth about her biological dad. She writes:

The birth certificate for Oprah Gail Lee contained another error, naming Vernon Winfrey as her father. We found out later that couldn’t possibly have been true, but at the time, Vernita named Vernon as the father because he was the last of the three men she had laid down with.

She continued by saying that Vernon discovered the truth years later when he checked the service records and found out that he couldn’t be Oprah’s father. but it was too late to back down.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kelley says she knows the truth about the man who actually fathered the media mogul, but she won’t reveal this information until Vernita admits the truth herself.

The information supposedly came from Oprah’s aunt, Katharine Carr Esters. However, Esters later stated that Kelley misquoted her.

Kitty responded with the words of disappointment, saying that she feels Esters was pressured to say that. But who is telling the truth? We will never know.

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