Celebrating Oprah

Oprah Winfrey & Gayle King: Inside Their 35-Year Friendship

They've talked their way through a road trip, 140 appearances on Oprah and those gay rumors. Look back at their enduring bond


A working mother of two to daughter Kirby and son Will Bumpus, Gayle gets a little help from godmother Oprah: A nanny! "She said, 'I want to pay the nanny's salary for as long as you feel you need her,'" King recalls in O. "She kept that nanny for like seven or eight years," Oprah says. "But what I love is that even as a working-outside-the-home mom, she was always there to put her kids to bed."