The new Kitty Kelley unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey claims the talk show queen shacked up with John Tesh when she was barely out of her teens. According to the Oprah Winfrey biography, John Tesh and Oprah were lovers and lived together briefly in the 1970s.

Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Alan Light - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Alan Light – Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Kitty Kelley claims John Tesh dumped Oprah because of the “social pressure” of being in an interracial relationship. “He said one night he looked down and saw his white body next to her black body and couldn’t take it anymore,” one of Tesh’s ex-girlfriend’s allegedly told Kelley. “He walked out in the middle of the night… He told me he later felt very guilty about it.”

John TeshOprah Winfrey and John Tesh both worked in Nashville at the same time in the mid-70s. Tesh has not commented on the claim he and Oprah were lovers. Winfrey spokesperson Angela DePaul said this weekend that her client would not be commenting on the new Kitty Kelley biography.

Interestingly enough, John Tesh did appear on the 10th anniversary of Oprah Winfrey’s show in 1996. At the time, the talk show host admitted she and Tesh had one “platonic” dinner date in the past.

Honestly, we don’t see why either Oprah Winfrey or John Tesh would care about hiding a past relationship at this point. Regardless, we kind of feel like that’s their business, not ours. Kitty Kelley delights in making herself rich and famous by dissecting the lives of other people. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t really have much of a life herself.

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