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

THELMA & PUH-LEAZE

In September 2006, Oprah and Gayle take on the open road, traveling across 3,600 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif., to New York City for an epic road trip for Oprah. "I'd had enough by the second day," Oprah says of the experience of listening to Gayle sing along to every song on the car radio.