Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Buys Half-Sister Patricia Lofton a New Home

Media mogul met her sibling in 2011

By Lily Harrison Feb 19, 2014 11:44 PMTags
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What's better than getting a free car? A house!

Oprah Winfrey reportedly purchased a home for her half-sister, Patricia Lofton, in Wisconsin.

Multiple reports have claimed that the media mogul has spent almost half a million dollars on the four-bedroom, three-bathroom pad and given Lofton a monthly allowance so that she can focus on accomplishing a few major personal goals.

"Patricia's greatest dream was to go to college and become a social worker," a spokesperson for Oprah told E! News. "Oprah wants to support that dream."

Oprah and Patricia were introduced publicly back in 2011 on the hit daytime talk show.

The ladies share the same mother, Vernita Lee, but Patricia was sent to live in foster homes until she was adopted at the age of seven.

The 60-year-old star confessed that she was hopeful about "building a relationship" with her long-lost sibling.

"Having been burned a lot of times in other relationships, I'm the kind of person that would like to take it slow, build a relationship upon mutual respect and understanding," she said during her BFF Gayle King's radio show.

She added, "I am open to having a sisterly relationship."

Oprah has also expressed how grateful she is to have learned of her sister at this time in her life.

"She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family," she shared. "I would say I see her as a gift."