Oprah Remembers Late Mother And Their Complicated Relationship In Open Letter
One of the things people love about Oprah the most is her transparency. She has been very vocal about the struggles she’s endured in her lifetime and one of those struggles involved the strained relationship she had with her mother Vernita Lee. Since her mother’s passing in November of last year Oprah has been pretty quiet about their relationship but now she’s finally opening up in an essay she penned for O Magazine.
Still In Mourning
Oprah has never been one to shy away from the drama surrounding herself and her family. A few years back she opened up to the world when she discovered she had a half-sister, and discussed it on a very emotional episode of her show.
For her part Vernita felt ashamed about not disclosing this information to Oprah yet the three of them healed and moved on as a family. Now, with Mother’s Day approaching next month many are prepared to shower their mothers with candy, cards and affection. However Oprah, who will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day without Vernita, has decided the best way for her to cope would be to write about her feelings in an essay. According to Entertainment Tonight Oprah wrote an essay in O Magazine that got straight to the point in an effort of healing.
“We had a complicated relationship, my mother and I — this I know for sure,” she writes. “Now that she’s gone, I understand it more clearly. When I left her on my second visit of the week, I was certain it was the last time I’d see her. Still, I could think of nothing more meaningful to say than ‘Goodbye, I’ll see you later.’ Pitiful for someone who’s made a career of connecting with people.”