Oprah Winfrey tried to kill herself after finding lover was married
London: Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she tried to kill herself in 1981 when she discovered that the man she was in love with was married and had children.
Winfrey, 57, was so upset of the fact that that she could not be with radio DJ Tim Watts that she drove her car into a tree in an apparent suicide bid.
The chat show queen had even wrote a suicide note to her best friend Gayle King, who put her on a 24/7 watch after she survived the crash.
According to the National Enquirer, Watts said that he and Oprah were both young and at an age when people do stupid things they might regret later.
The 59-year-old radio DJ insisted that they were now good friends and that they both had put their past behind them,
“Friends are hard to come by so I’ll hold onto the few I have,” the Daily Mail quoted Wattsas saying.
“What happened between me and Oprah took place a long time ago and we have both learned from it.
“I have no hard feelings towards her and she has none towards me.
“We were both young and at an age when people do stupid things they might regret later. We both moved on and are at good place in our lives,” he added.
Watts met the TV star in 1981 when she was a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore.