Oprah and Gayle King pose on the cover of O Magazine for the first time

Mail Online | 8/8/2019 | Erica Tempesta For Dailymail.com
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Oprah Winfrey has paid tribute to her best friend Gayle King by having her appear on the cover of O Magazine with her for the first time in the publication's nearly 20-year history.

The pals, who have been inseparable for the past 43 years, are both wearing deep gold knits on the cover, which shows the magazine's founder posing with her hands resting on the CBS News anchor's shoulders.

Part - Issue - Oprah - Friendship - Gayle

As part of the history-making issue, Oprah, 65, reflected on her lasting friendship with Gayle, 64, in her monthly 'What I Know For Sure' column, insisting her closest confidant has never felt like she was in her shadow, despite what others may think.

'Now that Gayle’s a shining star on CBS This Morning, people often ask her how she felt being in the shadow of my success. The truth is, she always felt not a shadow, but the light,' Oprah wrote.

'We - Friends - Shadow

'We couldn’t have remained friends if she’d perceived it as a shadow. I would have sensed that, and I wouldn’t have been able to be as open.

'A true friend can’t be jealous of you, or want to take advantage of you in any way.'

Oprah - Friendship - Thanks - Snowstorm - Years

Oprah explained that their friendship started in 1976 thanks to a snowstorm. She was just 22 years old and an evening news anchor at a Baltimore TV station while 21-year-old Gayle was a production assistant.

When a snowstorm prevented Gayle from getting back to her home in the suburbs, Oprah had her stay the night at her place, even though they were colleagues, not friends.

'We - Till - Dawn - City - Values

'We sat up and talked till dawn and have been talking ever since,' she said. 'We’ve never lived in the same city, but we’ve always shared the same values.'

The media mogul recalled finding $482 in her coat pocket when Gayle was visiting...
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