Report: Oprah Buys House for Long-Lost Sister

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Patricia Lofton gets a huge gift from superstar sister.

Oprah is known for her giving nature, from giving members of her audience brand new cars, to creating a leadership academy for girls in South Africa.

Winfrey kept it in the family this time as E! News reports that she purchased a home in Wisconsin for her half-sister, Patricia Lofton.

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The media maven reportedly bought a $490,000 four-bedroom, three-bathroom home for Lofton and has set up a monthly allowance so she can focus on her goals.

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"Patricia's greatest dream was to go to college and become a social worker," said a spokesperson for the star. "Oprah wants to support that dream."

The ladies who share the same mother, Vernita Lee, famously met in 2011 on The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Oprah expressed her gratitude for having met her long-lost sister. "She coming into the family at this time has been a great peace offering, a great symbol of peace-making in this family," she shared on Gayle King's radio show. "I would say I see her as a gift."

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Since then, their sisterhood has continued to grow. "That was a new experience for me," she recently explained on an episode of Oprah's Next chapter. "To be in a relationship with somebody who actually didn't want anything but was there to be supportive of me. So, it's been really great. Really great."

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