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‘NO NEW FRIENDS!’ OPRAH WINFREY REVEALS SHE ONLY HAS THREE CLOSE FRIENDS:‘I NEVER REALLY EXPANDED THAT CIRCLE’
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021
(L-R) Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver attend Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/WireImage)

 

“No New Friends” is not only a song, but a mantra Oprah Winfrey lives by!

The media mogul who was recently on Hoda Kotb’s podcast Making Space revealed that she only has three close friends—Gayle King, obviously, Maria Shriver, and fitness guru Bob Greene.

“So, I don’t have a lot of friends. Everybody knows Gayle. There’s Gayle, there’s Maria, there’s Bob. And that’s, that’s about it, you know? Gayle and Maria I met around the same time and I never really expanded that circle. Until recently, I’ve become friends with a couple of people in my later adult life, in the past five years,” Oprah told Hoda.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 10: Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver attends the Los Angeles premiere of HBO Documentary Films “Paycheck To Paycheck” at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on March 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)

 

Oprah shared that Maria, whom she met around the same time as Gayle, is one of her “grounded friendships” that has carried her through her entire career.

“I cherish everything about her. I cherish her frankness, I cherish her directness. I cherish her honesty. I cherish her truth. I cherish her sense of searching for the truth. I cherish her courage,” Oprah shared.

Although Oprah likes to keep her circle tight, she admitted that she’s welcomed a few new friendships within the past five years. Do you think Oprah should have expanded her friends’ circle? Tune in to see what our Dish Nation hosts think.

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