Oprah Winfrey is getting emotional about what her friendship with her best friend, Gayle King, has meant to her all these years. The media mogul recently appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show, broadcast Friday on CBS, and struggled to hold back tears as she talked about how Gayle has been there for her throughout.
Oprah talked about her new book, What Happened to You ?: Conversations about Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, along with his co-author, neuroscientist Dr. Bruce D. Perry. The 67-year-old talk show legend shared that during her years as a host The Oprah Winfrey Show, she never underwent therapy.
“I never had therapy, I had all my therapy on television in front of all of you, and what I realized … is that Gayle was my regulation,” he says. “It makes me want to cry now thinking about it. Every night after the show, I’d come home and have these sessions with Gayle where we would talk about what happened on the show or what didn’t happen on the show, and That was the way he regulated me. So, I would talk to Gayle before I went to bed, and then I was calmer. “
Oprah admits that she only recently realized that.
“And it wasn’t until I not only co-authored the book, but went back and re-read the book that I realized that ‘Oh Gayle was what I used for my sense of regulation,’ and she’s still the person in me. life, “he says. “I probably have three people in my life who are going to tell me the truth no matter what.”
Oprah has recently opened up about traumatic moments during her childhood when she was raised by her grandparents. During his appearance in The Dr. Oz show, recounted a terrifying moment that is related to her feeling of insecurity while sleeping. Watch the video below to learn more.