Oprah Winfrey bid farewell to the “great love” of her life as she filmed the final episode of her talk show yesterday (25.05.11). The media mogul – who appeared solo for her last show – praised her fans for showing her what love is and thanked them for their “inspiration” throughout the 25 seasons of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
She said: “From you whose names I will never know, I learned what love is. You and this show have been the great love of my life.
“Thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I tried to be for you. I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say until we meet again.”
Recalling the many stunts she had performed on camera over the course of the show’s history, she joked, “The only thing I haven’t done is jump from a plane. I know if we had gone 26 seasons, I probably would have caved.”
Audience members revealed Oprah then kissed and hugged her long-term partner Stedman Graham before making her way through the halls of Harpo Studios, saying goodbye to her staff.
Oprah – who is leaving the show to focus on her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) – also offered fans what she called her personal email address firstname.lastname@example.org for those who wish to stay in touch.
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