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Winfrey and King deny being gay

From the Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King want to be clear: They’re not gay.

In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host explains that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King.

“I understand why people think we’re gay,” she says. “There isn’t a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it -- how can you be this close without it being sexual?”

In a long article, Winfrey, 52, and King converse about their 30 years of friendship and “four-times-a-day phone calls.” King, who hosted “The Gayle King Show” in 1997, is an editor of O, the Oprah Magazine.

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The two friends say they would have no problem telling the public if they were in a sexual relationship. “The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there’s nothing wrong with being gay,” King says.


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