Oprah is ‘taking it slow’ getting to know her half-sister

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

New York: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is “taking it slow” in getting to know her half-sister Patricia.

The two half-sisters share a mother, Vernita Lee, who gave birth to Patricia on April 26, 1963, when Winfrey was just 9-years-old.

Winfrey, 56, drove to Patricia’s Milwaukee residence on Thanksgiving with long-time partner Stedman Graham, and she has also welcomed her sister into her home as they try to build their relationship.

“I had her to dinner at my house the night before we taped the show,” the New York Daily News quoted Winfrey as saying on ‘The Gayle King Show’.

“She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family.

“Patricia and I are still sorting all of this out. It’s a process,” she added.

ANI