Mar 1, 2007
Top 10 Oprah Winfrey Celebrity Friends
Top 10 Oprah Winfrey Celebrity Friends

Even though Oprah Winfrey has lived in Chicago since 1983, some say she's like a ghost around town, always talked about, but rarely seen. "I'm not social. Nor am I all that friendly," Oprah has said of herself. We all know about Oprah's partner, Stedman Graham, and her long-time friend and confidant, Gayle King. But outside those two, who are some of Oprah's celebrity friends? Here, in alphabetical order, are our best guesses of who, among the famous, Oprah keeps close to her published recently in the Chicago page

1) Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene
Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, is not as well known as Dr. Phil, but then Dr. Phil is not really an "Oprah friend" as much as a business partner. Bob Greene, on the other hand, seems to be an Oprah "business partner/employee/friend" all rolled into one.

2) Oprah Winfrey and Diana Ross
There's nothing like having idols… and then growing up and have those childhood idols look up to you. Oprah might have thought it was wonderful to be a Supreme, but Diana Ross has to admit that "Nobody says 'No' to Oprah!"

3) Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry
Of all the people on this list, this is the only one that's a toss-up. Are Oprah and Halle Berry really, really friends? Some gossip rags will have you to believe that yes, they really, really are.

4) Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton
How many times have you heard Oprah make a political statement or endorse a political candidate? You can count the times on the fingers of one hand (and still have a few digits to spare). So when she endorsed Hillary for President of the United States, you know there has to be more there than mere politics:

5) Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta
When Oprah, who has movie stars on her show all the time, says of an actor that he's "her favorite movie star" and then puts the statement on her Web site for everybody to see (and hear), you know that she must really, really like him.

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6) Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver
Oprah endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States and The Terminator for Governor of California? Does that really make sense? Not unless you chalk it up to being loyal to a friend to whom Oprah feels really, really close to. In fact, it's quite possible Maria Shriver is Oprah's closest celebrity friend.

7) Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou
Oprah has called Maya Angelou a "mentor-mother-sister-friend" and credits her with teaching her "life-changing lessons." Unlike other Oprah mentors like Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou is a real friend to Oprah, perhaps because they have a lot of shared experiences and interests.

8) Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder
He sang "Isn't She Lovely," to her and she gave him… a $400,000 Phantom Rolls-Royce? That's what I call being good friends!

9) Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner
Oprah Winfrey might have met Tina Turner for the first time in 1997, but the two women connected immediately. An interview the two of them gave to USA TODAY reporter Edna Gundersen shows why the two of them feel so comfortable together.

10) Oprah and Vernon Winfrey
Oprah has said (over and over again) that she owes a lot of what she has to the fact that she went to live with her father after her disastrous early years with her mother. Unlike some other members of her family, from whom Oprah seems to be distanced, Oprah does seem to have a warm friendship with her father. Now, you may not think of Vernon Winfrey as a celebrity, but it's not because he hasn't tried, as this article seems to prove:

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