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


Oprah Winfrey has called Gayle King the "original Oprah Show ultimate viewer," her O magazine editor-at-large and, most importantly, her BFF – err, her "MSF," as she lovingly pointed out at the 2010 Matrix Awards (where they coincidentally both wore orange). "She is for me a mother, a sister and a friend," Oprah says, adding, "Whatever this friendship is, it's been a very fun ride."