Oprah Buys $500K Home For Long Lost Sister And Sends Her To College

February 20, 2014  |  


Media Powerhouse Oprah Winfrey is known for her generosity (cue her famous “You Get A Car” spiel). This time around instead of a car, someone will be receiving a house and a monthly allowance to go back to school.

Who is this lucky person?

It’s none other than Oprah’s half-sister, Patricia Lofton. According to the Daily Mail, Winfrey purchased her sister a $500,000 four-bedroom, three bathroom house in Wisconsin. She will also begin deposititing a monthly allowance for Lofton so she can quit her job to pursue a college degree in order to become a social worker and fulfill her life’s dream.

Oprah first introduced her sister to the public on her talk show in 2011. Their mother, Vernita Lee, became pregnant with Patricia but gave her up for adoption due to extreme poverty. Patricia remained in foster care until the age of seven, when she was adopted.  Winfrey learned about Patricia in 2010 and they met on Thanksgiving of that year. They were reunited after Patricia saw their mother gave an interview about her deceased children. After extensive research, Patricia realized Oprah’s mother was her mother too. She was nervous about reaching out to her mother and Oprah because she didn’t want to sell out her mogul sister out.  Oprah stated their reunion shook her to the core and was an absolute miracle. Looks like they’re getting along just great now.

Check out a video of Oprah and Patricia’s reunion below.

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