Oprah Winfrey: ‘I really only have three good friends’ | Stars
“When we met, there was an immediate spiritual connection. The first time I saw Maria was in the bathroom at the television station we both worked for at the time. I was still working early shifts at the time and was up all night. Maria was washing her face and so we struck up a conversation. It was a very simple, yet groundbreaking moment for me. Because that’s where the deep and intense friendship I have with her started,” said Oprah.
In addition to being close to Shriver, Winfrey is also “BFFs” with presenter Gayle King and personal trainer Bob Greene. “I meet a lot of people, but in the end there are only a few with whom you really have a deep connection. So that’s Maria, Gayle and Bob. Of course I also have other friends and acquaintances, but these three are the most important to me. Real friends are more useful than a lot of ‘nice’ friends, who don’t give home when you really need them.”