Barbara Walters Special: Oprah Addresses Lesbian Rumors
Barbara Walters reduced Oprah to tears, when she asked the talkshow queen about friend, Gayle King, and lesbian rumors.
The moment was shown in a preview clip from Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating People of 2010, set to air tomorrow.
Good Morning America played the clip this morning.
In it viewers see Oprah crying when her best friend, Gayle King, is mentioned.
The talk show queen asks someone off-camera for a tissue.
She then calmly addresses rumors she is a lesbian, saying:
"I'm not a lesbian. I'm not even kind of a lesbian.
"And the reason why it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying.
"That's number one. Number two: why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life."
In the special, Walters introduces the clip with the following line:
"We asked her what I thought was a simple question about her relationship with her best friend Gayle King."
She then quizzes Oprah on the nature of their strong friendship:
"A lot of women have close friends, very few have friends as close as yours. Describe that friendship to me."Oprah says of Gayle:
The clip reveals Oprah's thoughts on Gayle, with her saying:
"She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves.
"I don't know a better person."