Oprah Winfrey Pours Her Heart Out To Ellen DeGeneres, Bids Goodbye

She got a bit emotional by the end of it!

Oprah Winfrey recently appeared in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 24, in what might be her last on-screen conversation with Ellen DeGeneres. There she opened up about her thoughts on the popular talk show coming to an end and Gayle King’s grandson Luca Miller.

Why does Oprah Winfrey think that baby Luca will call her name first

The Color Purple producer told Ellen that her pal, King, wants his son to call him “Gaia” first although she thinks that the 8-month-old boy will call on her first. “Gaia…means Mother Earth,” she said explaining Gayle King’s nickname. “I say [to her], ‘You’re not Mother Earth. You’re not mother of the earth, you’re just one grandmother,’ ” she added.


“Babies decide for themselves what they wanna call you,” she continued. “I have to tell you though, every time I see the baby — which I see the baby more than she does — every time I see the baby, I’m like ‘O… O… Auntie O,’ ” she added. Oprah Winfrey revealed that she feels as if the baby is going to say “Auntie O” before “Gaia.” “It’s so easy to say ‘Auntie O,’ ” she noted.


Gayle King’s daughter Kirby Bumpus gave birth to son Luca whom she shares with husband Virgil Miller. Winfrey celebrated Mother’s Day with both Bumpus and King.

How does she feel about The Ellen DeGeneres Show coming to an end?

The TV show host also gave her two cents on the legendary The Ellen DeGeneres Show coming to an end this year. She said that the conclusion of the series made her quite “emotional”. “I got a little emotional backstage because I saw your entire staff is back there. And I said to everybody, ‘I know what this feels like with only a couple of days left,’ and just was really applauding your team for making this show what it’s been for 19 years,” said Oprah Winfrey to Ellen.

 “Obviously, you’re the face out front, but it’s everybody back there that actually makes it work. I was just really tearing up saying, ‘Guys, what a great job you’ve done,” she added.

When Ellen asked Winfrey how she felt about her own talk show coming to an end in 2011, the latter replied, “Well, I guess I’m tearing up because seeing your staff actually triggered me for what it feels like when you have all of these people who have become your family. This has been your home. I was talking to Ron, the audio guy who mic-ed me today who’s been with you for 19 years. And Ron said he was talking to his wife last night and saying, ‘You know, I just wanted the kids to finish high school.’ And now, his kids are finishing college.”


“That’s what happens with a show like this where families come together and relationships are built. It becomes home for, you know, hundreds of people who are all supporting you and helping you be as great as you are,” she added.

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