Go easy on her, Babs
Any woman understands the real reason Oprah Winfrey cried on Barbara Walters
By now, you've probably heard that daytime diva Oprah Winfrey got pretty weepy with Barbara Walters in Thursday night's heart-to-heart primetime interview.
Yes, Oprah is a real person, and yes, Oprah has feelings. Whaddya know.
So what's the fuss about?
Two words: Gayle King.
"She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves," Oprah said of her long-time best friend. "I don't know a better person."
And apparently that makes Oprah a lesbian. Or puts Oprah on the lesbian defensive with the media, at least.
"I'm not a lesbian," Oprah told Walters. "I'm not even kinda lesbian."
Oprah told Walters that she's upset that people would think she'd try to hide being a lesbian — if she was one. "Why would you want to hide it?" she asked.
Oprah, girl, we hear you. Rumors suck. We've totally got your back.
Listen. Have you ever gotten a chick talking — we mean, really talking — about her best friend?
She lights up. She gushes. She gets emotional. She very well may cry. Because for all the husbands, children, and personal trainers in the world, there's nothing quite like a close friendship between two women.
But it doesn't mean that she's hot for her. And just because Barbara Walters can't process real human emotion doesn't mean Oprah's immune to it.
Why was Oprah crying then? "I'm thinking about how much ... I probably have never told [Gayle] that," Oprah tearfully admits.
If that doesn't at least melt a single icicle in your cold, cold heart, then you'd better check your pulse. And then call your best girlfriend and tell her you love her.