July 2, 2022

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Who are Oprah’s siblings?

ICONIC talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey was not an only child.

Oprah, now 67, recently scored a major sit-down with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Oprah Winfrey greeting her half-sister Patricia on her talk show in 2011


Oprah Winfrey greeting her half-sister Patricia on her talk show in 2011Credit: AP:Associated Press

Who are Oprah’s siblings?

Patricia Lofton

Patricia Lofton is Oprah’s 57-year-old half-sister.

The siblings share the same mother – the late Vernita Lee – but have different fathers.

Lee gave up her daughter for adoption because she felt she had no other choice.

The sisters reunited on Oprah’s talk show in 2011.

Oprah reportedly bought her little sister a $500,000 home in Wisconsin and took care of her financially so she could go back to school.

Oprah's family tree


Oprah’s family treeCredit: Harpo

Lofton would graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017.

Patricia Lee Lloyd

Patricia Lee Lloyd, another half-sister of Oprah’s who also shared her mother, passed away in 2003 at the age of 43.

She was survived be her husband Kenny Lloyd, Sr and her two daughters.

Lloyd lived in Milwaukee with her mother Vernita Lee, according to the Chicago Tribune obituary.

It was reported that she died of an accidental overdose.

Oprah in 2019


Oprah in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Lee, Oprah’s half-brother, died of AIDS at the young age of 29 in 1989.

Brother and sister had a difficult relationship, but Jeffrey had kind words for her when he was near death.

“Now that the end is getting close, I want Oprah to know that throughout our troubles, I still loved her and was proud of her,” he said, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Oprah issued a statement following his death.

“For the last two years, my brother, Jeffrey Lee, had been living with AIDS,” she said.

“My family, like thousands of others throughout the world, grieves not just for the death of one young man, but for the many unfulfilled dreams and accomplishments that society has been denied because of AIDS.”