Patricia Lofton: The Long-Lost Half-sister of Oprah Winfrey

Who is Patricia Lofton?

Patricia Lofton is the half-sister of the renowned American talk show host Oprah Winfrey. They share the same mother but different fathers.

Patricia was born to her father, Willie Wright, and her mother, Vernita Lee. Her father admitted that he was unaware that he had a daughter; if he had known, he would have been glad to raise her.

Born on April 26, 1963, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Patricia Lofton is 60 years old. She follows Christianity. 

Today, here, we will have a descriptive look at Patricia Lofton. Her family, house, lifestyle, personal details, and much more. Let us get into it. 

Patricia Lofton Biography
Patricia Lofton Biography

Quick Facts

Full NamePatricia Lofton
BirthdayApril 26, 1963
Age 60 years old
Sun SignTaurus
TraitsPositive Traits- Kind, Caring, Intelligent
Negative Traits- Lazy, Jealous, Greedy
BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America
Currently ResidingUnited States Of America
ParentsWillie Wright (Father)
Vernita Lee (Mother)
GrandparentsHattie Mae Lee (Maternal Grandfather)
Earlest Lee (Maternal Grandmother)
SiblingsOprah Winfrey (half-sister)
Patricia Lee Loyd (half-sister)
Jeffery lee (half-brother)
Marital StatusIn a relationship
SpouseDavid (Boyfriend)
ChildrenAquarius Lofton (daughter)
Andre Lofton (son)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Net worthUnder review
Social mediaInstagram

Patricia Lofton Birthday

Patricia was born on April 26, 1963, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. As of 2023, Patricia Lofton is 60 years old.

Early Life and Childhood

Patricia was given up for adoption just after her birth. She spent her childhood in foster homes before she got adopted. Even though she was adopted, she always wanted to be in touch with her biological family.

Patricia Lofton with her sister, Oprah Winfrey
Patricia Lofton with her sister, Oprah Winfrey

Patricia called the agency where she was sent by her birth mother and appealed to disclose her name, but they declined her request. She didn’t lose hope here. She tried again and again, but her request was denied every time. Her mother refused to communicate with her.

Finally, she tracked down her adoption records and found a woman in Wisconsin she thought she was related. Still, the problem arose when she learned that the woman was no other than multi-billionaire Oprah Winfrey’s niece.

Reunion of Patricia with her mom, Vernita Lee

Patricia read her adoption papers but only had a little information, and one day; she saw a woman named Vernita Lee on TV. She was talking about her daughter who had died and family occurrences.

Patricia looked at her records, and it all lined up. Patricia then went to Oprah Winfrey’s niece to confront her. But the woman was not easy. They got a DNA test, and the result came out positive. So Oprah came to know about her long half-sister, but she didn’t believe her immediately.

Vernita Lee with her daughters, Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Lofton
Vernita Lee with her daughters, Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Lofton

You see, Oprah has been a billionaire, and often people arrive at her door saying they are her relative. So Oprah, as an intelligent woman, researched and confronted her mom. Her mom denied it then, but when Oprah looked at the matter profoundly and dug deeper, she concluded that Patricia was her half-sister.

Then, with tearful eyes, her mom agreed that she gave Patricia for adoption because she felt she had no choice as a mother on welfare. The reunion of the mother-daughter was happy and tearful. On her TV show, Oprah announced that she had found her long-lost half-sister.

Patricia Lofton Education

Oprah knew her long-lost half-sister always wished to go to college. So Oprah paid her University fee and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin. But unfortunately, Patricia’s classmate had no clue that their friend was, in fact, a half-sister of Oprah Winfrey.

Patricia Lofton Graduation
Patricia Lofton Graduation

In December 2017, Patricia graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work. Her classmates were shocked to see Oprah showing up at their graduation. They didn’t know that their friend was related to Oprah.

Oprah, on the graduation of Patricia, On her Instagram account, wrote,

“My sister Pat who discovered she was part of our family six years ago, and one big dream when I met her. To go to college and finish strong! Today that dream came true! Congratulations, Lil sis #UWMgrad”.


Talking of her siblings, Patricia has three siblings. They are sisters Oprah Winfrey, Patricia Lee Loyd, and brother Jeffery lee.

Patricia could only meet one of her siblings Oprah Winfrey because her other brother and sister had died before she reunited with her family.

Oprah Winfrey with her sister, Patricia Lofton
Oprah Winfrey with her sister, Patricia Lofton

Her only brother Jeffery Lee passed away in December 1989. Her sister Patricia Lee Lloyd Who hosted the TV shows, also sadly passed away on February 19, 2003, at 43. Patricia never met her brother and sister because she lived in her adopted home and was not close to them.

Oprah, who was close to Jeffery, had a complicated relationship. Still, Jeffery, when he was near death with the Sunsentine, said,

“Now that the end is getting so close, I want Oprah to know that throughout our troubles, I still loved her and was proud of her.”

Oprah, on her brother’s demise, issued a statement that read,

“For the last two years, my brother, Jeffrey Lee, had been living with AIDS. My family, like thousands of others throughout the world, grieves not just for the death of one young man but for the many unfulfilled dreams and accomplishments that society has been denied because of AIDS.”

Patricia Lofton Husband

Patricia is a single mom. Information about her husband is still not known. Patricia used to work as a maid to raise her children. She has a daughter, Aquarius Lofton, and a son, Andre Lofton.

Currently, Patricia is in a relationship with a guy named David.

Patricia with her boyfriend, David Lofton
Patricia with her boyfriend, David Lofton

Patricia Lofton Home

Oprah Winfrey has recently purchased a home for her long-lost sister Patricia Lofton. The sources say she nearly spent half a million dollars on the four-bedroom and three-bathroom house.

Winfrey also confirmed that she gives her sister allowances so she can focus on her career of becoming a social worker. Having lost her other two half-siblings, Oprah loves her long-lost sister and supports her career.

Patricia Lofton’s Obituary

Many people confuse that it was Patricia who died. It’s not true. It’s her mother who passed away. Vernita Lee died on thanksgiving at 83 at her home in Milwaukee.

Patricia Lofton family
Patricia Lofton family

Oprah expressed her gratitude for her mother’s demise through an Instagram post that read,

“Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother, Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at peace.”

Patricia Lofton Net Worth

Patricia Lofton’s net worth still needs to be made available. However, her half-sister, Oprah Winfrey, is a billionaire with a net worth of USD 2.5 Billion.


How old is Patricia Lofton?

Patricia Lofton is 60 years old as of 2023.

Did Oprah buy her sister a house?

Yes, Oprah bought a house worth half a million for her sister Patricia.

When did Oprah find out she had a sister?

Oprah publicly announced she found her long-lost sister in 2010.

Why is Patricia Lofton famous?

Patricia Lofton is famous because of her half-sister.

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