Talking About Non-Girlfriend Gayle King Makes Oprah Weep

Getting guests to cry is usually the territory of The Oprah, but when the outgoing talk show queen sat for a Barbara Walters interview, it was Oprah who teared up. Over her totally-not-girlfriend Gayle King.

“She is the mother I never had,” Oprah says of BFF King. “She is a sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.” One thing she is not: Oprah’s lesbian lover.

“I’m not lesbian. I’m not even kind of lesbian,” insists Oprah, who for much of her national career has been hit with speculation she’s not among the breeder crowd, despite her living with longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham.

Being put in the lesbian group doesn’t upset Oprah because she doesn’t like the label, but because “it must mean somebody must think I’m lying.” And if she was gay? She’d tell you!