Oprah put an end to Wendy Williams’ speculation that her legendary friendship with Gayle King is in trouble (Video begins at 5:30 mark).
When King announced that she was leaving Winfrey’s network to host CBS’ new morning show, Williams worried that the move meant a break-up for the two best friends. Oprah must have heard, because one of her people sent her a letter reassuring her that she and Gayle are fine.
On Wednesday, Williams read a copy of the treasured letter, joking that the original was in a locked vault in her office. “There is only happiness for Gayle and this wonderful opportunity,” the letter said. The letter was signed, “Love, Oprah” and Williams added her own post-script: “Stay black.”
It was truly an exciting moment for the talk show host, who gushed over the former daytime diva and had already gotten teary-eyed over the applause from her audience earlier in the morning.