Oprah Reveals Big Secret Winfrey introduces audience to her long-lost sister By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 24, 2011 7:07 AM CST Updated Jan 24, 2011 10:26 AM CST 28 comments Comments In this May 3, 2010 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) (Newser) – Looks like Kitty Kelley's prediction was right: Oprah Winfrey revealed her big family secret today, and it turned out to be news of a long-lost sister. Her mother gave a baby named Patricia up for adoption in 1963, when Winfrey was nine, she announced on today's show. (TMZ has video.) Winfrey never knew about her half-sister, but Patricia unearthed her relationship to Oprah in 2007 and finally reached out in November. Oddly enough, Winfrey had another half-sister named Patricia who died in 2003, PopEater notes. Click for more on Oprah's revelation.