Oprah: I'll Unveil Big Secret Monday
Family secret 'shook me to my core'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2011 6:06 AM CST
Author Kitty Kelley claimed Vernon Winfrey was not Oprah's real father, and that she had discovered the real father's identity.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
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(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey knows a thing or two about staging reunions, but she's taking the one on Monday to a personal level: The talk-show diva says she'll unveil "the miracle of miracles," a family secret she'd discovered only recently. "I was given some news that literally shook me to my core. This time, I'm the one being reunited," she said. "I was keeping a family secret for months, and on Monday you're going to hear it straight from me."

The possibilities are myriad, reports the AP. Author Kitty Kelley claimed in last year's unauthorized biography that Vernon Winfrey was not Oprah's biological father, and claimed to know who was.