She’s a media mogul, so it’s no surprise there are a lot of Oprah Winfrey celeb friends. The former talk show host has a few unlikely celebrity friendships, but you’ll also see friends of Oprah Winfrey that you already knew about.
Obviously Gayle King is the Oprah Winfrey best friend. However, did you know that another Oprah Winfrey friend is Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson? Bob Greene is also an Oprah Winfrey bff.
Read below to see all of the celebrity best friends of the superstar, as well as pictures of Oprah Winfrey with friends.
Marianne Deborah Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published ten books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houstonsee more on Marianne Williamson
Oprah is good friends with U2 singer Bono AND with filmmaker Ava DuVernay. And since DuVernay is a huge fan of U2, Oprah even set up a cute meeting between the two of them!
Oprah shared a video of the moment on Instagram, writing, "My dear friend @ava LOOOVES Bono. So as a Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Forever gift I surprised her with the help of @guyoseary with tickets to concert and meet and greet afterwards in Nashville! Sweet moment."
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. Outside the band, he has ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Irelandsee more on Bono
Oprah interviewed Rihanna in 2012 to discuss the abuse she suffered at the hands of ex Chris Brown.
Later in the interview, the two of them traveled to Rihanna's old neighborhood in Barbados. Oprah said she learned a lot about the star from the trip, and the two ended up becoming good friends.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to several record labels, and she subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. Both her debut album, Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl Like Me peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful song "Pon de Replay" while the latter produced her first Billboard Hot ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbadossee more on Rihanna
Oprah was one of the rare few to be invited to Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018. Now Oprah and Harry, Duke of Sussex, will be producing a TV show together for Apple to discuss mental health.
Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Harry is the sixth in line to succeed his grandmother, after his father, his brother, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three children. After an education at schools in the United Kingdom and spending parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho, Harry chose a military career, undergoing officer training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdomsee more on Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex