Celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley cites sources who claim The Queen of Talk, then in her early 20s had an unlikely live-in romance with pianist and Christian pop composer John Tesh.
So The Divine Madame O’s down with “The Swirl?” Who knew?!
Kelley’s insiders claim Tesh dumped Oprah, now 56, — in the middle of the night no less — after the social pressures of an interracial romance in 1970s Nashville became too great for the young musician to bare.
“He said one night he looked down and saw his white body next to her black body and couldn’t take it anymore,” says a friend.
While Oprah has no comment on the romance whispers, on Monday, John confirmed that he did indeed date the girl that would grow up to be a billionaire chat show diva many years ago.
“Oprah and I were cub reporters in Nashville nearly 40 years ago and we dated for a short time,” Tesh, 57, revealed to The New York Daily News. “We remain friends to this day.”
Kitty Kelley’s Oprah: A Biography hits booksellers’ shelves on Tuesday.