Oprah Winfrey reveals why she keeps a whole octopus in her fridge

Stephen Nartey March 26, 2024
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Oprah Winfrey has confirmed long-standing rumors about an unusual item in her fridge during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show. On March 15, Winfrey disclosed that she does indeed keep an entire octopus in her refrigerator.

She explained that her partner, Stedman Graham, whom she has been with for over three decades, loves octopus and eats it for breakfast nearly every day, as reported by Pink Villa.

Winfrey questioned Kimmel’s opinion on whether he found it odd to crave such cuisine early in the morning. “Let me just tell you, when you open that refrigerator and there’s that octopus just sitting there… It’s a gross-out thing. It’s got all the tentacles and the head… it’s real,” she added.

“Every morning when he’s eating it, I say: ‘I believe you’re the only person who’s having this for breakfast right now,’” Winfrey continued.

Graham enjoys the octopus with okra, a plant known for its grassy flavor. Kimmel humorously poked fun at Winfrey’s partner’s apparent affinity for items starting with the letter O.

“He loves things that start with O — like Oprah,” Kimmel quipped.

Winfrey became emotional during her ABC special, “Shame, Blame, and the Weight Loss Revolution,” as she conversed with a woman who participated in Oprah Daily’s “The State of Weight” Panel last September.

The woman shared her success story, having lost 85 pounds after utilizing an undisclosed weight loss medication.

“There is now a sense of hope, and you no longer blame yourself,” Winfrey said as her voice began to crack. “When I tell you how many times I have blamed myself because you think, ‘I’m smart enough to figure this out,’ and then to hear all along it’s you fighting your brain.”

The special, set to stream on Hulu, features an exclusive audience Q&A alongside discussions among medical experts, patients, and representatives from the pharmaceutical and weight loss industries.

It delves into the rising popularity of weight loss drugs like Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Wegovy.

Winfrey, who first encountered these medications during knee surgery recovery in 2021, initially dismissed them as an “easy way out”.

However, her perspective on weight management injectables has since evolved.

Conceding to the use of an unspecified weight loss medication in an interview with People, she said “I had the biggest aha along with many people in that audience. I realized I’d been blaming myself all these years for being overweight, and I have a predisposition that no amount of willpower is going to control.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: March 26, 2024


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