Oprah says Gayle is her rock and the kind of friend she wishes everyone had. A best friend to me is someone who tells you the truth, and listens and supports you in good times and bad. It's sort of like a marriage, but without the paperwork. As children and teenagers most people have best friends, but as you get older and start a family it can be difficult to maintain ties with friends. I remember my grandmothers best friend Sue. I met her a few times when I was still in my single digits. My grandmother used to talk about her a lot and I could sense they shared a close bond.
Gayle said she has never been jealous of Oprah's success and has always been happy with her own life. She feels like she has always stood in Oprah's light and never in her shadow. If that's not a true testament to friendship I don't know what is.
|Grandma and Sue|