Oprah Winfrey began her career as a talk show host decades ago, and over the years, she has shown nothing short of incredibility. The author and actress has many accolades to her name, including being the queen of TV interviews.
It’s not surprising that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry choose the 67-year-old talk TV producer to engage their exclusive interview after announcing a new addition to their family.
Oprah has interviewed several famous personalities and on each occasion, viewers had something amazing to say about it. Read below to find out five times Oprah had iconic interviews with celebrities.
Michael Jackson’s Record Breaking Interview With Oprah
For many years, while the king of pop, Michael Jackson was still alive, fans speculated that he had numerous surgeries to change specific parts of his body.
After about 14 years, the singer decided to open up about what he had done and not done and not shockingly, he picked Oprah to be his listening ear.
The “Heal The World” singer opened up to the host about the plastic surgery rumors, his career life at the Neverland Ranch. A whopping 90 million viewers tuned in for this interview, making it one of Oprah’s largest viewed interviews.
Like we said, accolades!
Donald Trump Filled Oprah In On A Top Secret
In 1988, Donald Trump graced Oprah’s TV show with his presence and spoke at length about a lot of things, including his plan to become America’s president.
Although, no one really thought much of it at the time, however, when this goal was achieved, fans’ attention was drawn to the 80s iconic interview.
The businessman not only disclosed his intentions to become the president, he saw this prophecy come to pass. President Trump, was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, and left office on January 20, 2021.
It’s safe to say dreams do come through on oprah’s show.
Whitney Houston Opened Up On Addiction
Whitney Houston was the goddess of R&B in the mid-80s, whose sad demise shook the world in 2012.
The one-time gospel singer was a sensation during her time and although she had a lot of challenges, she was still known as one of the best female singers of all time.
Per her struggles, Houston opened up on substance addiction and abusive marriage with Oprah in 2009. This came after the singer was bashed online for looking unhealthy in pictures due to drug use.
Although Houston is no more, this interview has remained in the hearts of many fans, as it’s considered one of few interviews where she ‘bared it all.’
Sarah Ferguson Detailed Struggles With Royal Life
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have boldly discussed their plights as royals that got public attention, but they were not the first to go down this path.
In the royal household, it’s a norm to keep certain things hidden, but sometimes, too much pressure can push people to the edge of a cliff.
Duchess of York and ex-wife of Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson once opened up about the pressures she faced as a member of the royals family. The 1996 interview also shed light on some of princess Diana’s experiences.
Tom Cruise Hilariously Professed Love For Katie Holmes
If we’re talking about iconic A-listers moments, Tom Cruise would definitely be included in the list. He’s that amazing!
People usually say that when a man is in love, he’s capable of anything. Who knew this included jumping on a couch during an interview?
The “Jack Reacher” actor excitedly jumped on the couch when he professed his love for his now ex-wife, Katie Holmes. This demonstration got a lot of attention and inspired many memes over the years.
When we say Oprah has seen it all, she really has!