Oprah Winfrey revealed she has a secret half-sister, Patricia, and the two were reunited on her show today! While it was a happy reunion for the sisters, Oprah says their mother Vernita Lee hasn’t “fully embraced” this miracle. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah announced she learned she had a half-sister back in November. According to Oprah, her mother Vernita Lee gave her sister up for adoption shortly after she was born in 1963. “There is no way a story like this wouldn’t get out in the press and wouldn’t get exploited,”Oprah told her audience. “It is true. I wanted you to hear it from me first.” Her half-sister, Patricia, grew up in foster homes until she was seven and later learned she had three other siblings. Patricia went through her adoption agency to identity her mother, but learned her birth mother did not want to meet her. The Milwaukee woman then saw an interview on TV with Oprah’s mother in which she talked about two of her children who had died, which matched the detailed Patricia was given in her adoption records.