Billionaire Oprah Winfrey and her longtime bestie Gayle King don’t keep many secrets from one another. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed when Gayle King made her first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In her interview, she shared a little about her non-existent smoking habits, and a little too much about Oprah’s.
Gayle King Has Never Smoked Weed
The Oprah Magazine editor and world-famous BFF to business mogul Oprah has never lit up in her life—or so she says. Remembering Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday party, Gayle exclaims, “It was one of the best birthday parties ever!”
Undoubtedly, weed was one of the reasons why it was so great. “There was a smell there, I have to say,” Gayle confesses. Ellen agrees. “There may have been some marijuana being smoked around the place.” It’s legal in California, after all.
But despite having California’s finest herb at her fingertips, Gayle confesses that she has never gotten high. This came up at the party when she was chatting with Amy Schumer. “We had a conversation later about marijuana,” Gayle explains. “and I said, ‘I have never smoked a marijuana cigarette’ … I never have.”
The reason for this: “I’m a big square,” Gayle says.
Calling out to the audience, she adds, “Maybe that’s part of the problem … ‘cigarette.’ I see you laughing at me!” Maybe Gayle has a point: Urban Dictionary defines ‘marijuana cigarette’ as “another term for joint. Usually used by people who have never smoked pot before.”
Oprah Indulges In The Ganja
The same cannot be same of Gayle King’s longtime best buddy, Oprah Winfrey. “Oprah has also smoked a little marijuana too. I don’t mind saying that. I’m not telling tales out of school,” Gayle confides.
Ellen asks what we’re all wondering: “Does Oprah like it?” Gayle laughs, “I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might incriminate her.”
Gayle’s coy response can only mean one thing: The Queen of Media has smoked weed and most certainly likes it. For weed enthusiasts, and millions of Oprah fans, this is huge news. Has Oprah— one of the most influential women in the world, a generous philanthropist and a radio, TV, print and internet pioneer— joined the ranks of the 4/20 friendly?
Oprah Has Admitted To Smoking Weed Before
On the Late Show with David Letterman, Oprah divulged a little about her relationship with weed. “What do you think about smoking weed? Are you smoking?” Letterman asks a smiling Oprah.
After a long pause, she answers, “Actually no, I haven’t smoked weed in 30 years.”
Letterman explains that he hasn’t smoked since he got high and ate two pints of ice cream by himself. Oprah retorts, “For me, it was a sleeve of oreo’s.”
But this was 2016. Today, weed is legal in Oprah’s home state of California, where she owns a massive mansion on 40 sprawling acres. Who could resist smoking a joint on an estate dubbed ‘The Promised Land’?
Will Gayle and Oprah Be Smoking Up Together?
Who’s to say that they haven’t already? The media mogul and news personality could be the next iconic weed smoking duo, though it seems unlikely considering they’ve been friends since their twenties and haven’t gotten high together yet.
One thing’s for sure, though: These power besties could get their hands on the best herb in town. And it sounds like Amy Schumer will make sure of it.