Oprah Winfrey is probably the most successful person in the history of television. Let’s be serious. Who else can give away cars to every person in an audience? The biggest fans of Oprah during her days as televisions queen and now as the director of her “own” television network know that she had a tough life growing up, but a lot of people don’t know the former talk show host struggled with cocaine.
In the mid-90s, Oprah admitted to having a cocaine problem as a youth.
“It’s my life’s great big secret,” she said. “It was such a secret because–I realize (with) the public person I have become–if the story ever were revealed, the tabloids would exploit it and what a big issue it would be.” (source)
Was she done?
So she got clean and lived happily ever after, right? Well according to an ex-boyfriend, Big O resumed her activities in the 80s, and even taped her show under the influence a few times. This all came out in a tell all from the ex-boyfriend, who was suffering from cancer and had a limited time to live, while also blaming Oprah for his problems.
Do you believe it?
This is all alleged. There is nothing that says this ever really happened. If it did, it wasn’t the smartest thing she did, certainly. The main thing to note is that Oprah no longer uses cocaine. She continues to do great things for others. Perhaps it’s time to look at her as a woman who beat an addiction or serious problem. More power to her.
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