Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Relationship With Prince Harry and Her Own Childhood Trauma
When Winfrey ended her talk show, she didn’t disappear completely. She launched her OWN network, and now, she has collaborated with Prince Harry on a documentary about mental health.
In a recent interview with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, Winfrey discussed her own mental health. She admitted that she has never been to therapy. Instead, her talk show was her form of therapy. When she heard guests explain their own stories, she had epiphanies about her own past. For example, she never realized that anyone else had experienced being raped by a family member until a guest shared a similar story on the show. While filming the show, Winfrey had an epiphany and admitted to the world that something similar happened to her.
Even though Winfrey didn’t have an easy childhood, she doesn’t regret her past. She appreciates that those difficult years helped her understand what other people are going through. It helped her care and have compassion in a way she may not have had otherwise.
During the interview, Winfrey also talks about mental health and her documentary with Prince Harry. Watch the video below to learn more about Winfrey’s traumatic childhood and what her goal was when she sat down to interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Before this interview, did you know that Oprah Winfrey had such a difficult childhood? Does it surprise you that she has never been to therapy? Do you think her interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry answered the question “why did they leave?” Are you going to watch her new mental health documentary?