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Oprah by Kitty Kelly: John Tesh Hit It!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Before Oprah loved Stedman, there was John Tesh.
    [​IMG] An exclusive excerpt from Kitty Kelley's upcoming tell-all Oprah Winfrey biography claims the talk-show queen enjoyed a 1970s romance with an unlikely live-in lover: John Tesh. The towering 6-foot-6 Tesh and a barely out-of-her-teens Winfrey shared her Nashville apartment until he bolted in the middle of the night, according to the first-ever look inside the book, obtained by the Daily News.

    According to Kelley, the "social pressure" on an interracial couple in Tennessee at that time proved too much for Tesh to handle. "He said one night he looked down and couldn't take it anymore," another Tesh ex-paramour told Kelley. "He walked out in the middle of the night. ... He told me he later felt very guilty about it."

    Winfrey spokeswoman Angela DePaul said Saturday that Oprah was not commenting on the highly anticipated book. A phone call and an e-mail to Tesh's spokespeople were not returned.

    The book, due out Tuesday, already ranks No. 19 on the Amazon.com best sellers list based on pre-orders.

    Tesh worked in Nashville at the same time as Winfrey during the mid-'70s. Future media mogul Winfrey was just 20 when she joined the staff at WTVF-TV in Nashville. Tesh was a news anchor and future "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak was a weatherman at rival WSM.

    Kelley - best known for her withering biographies of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan and Elizabeth Taylor, among others - said the pair lived together "for a short time" before Tesh's midnight moveout.

    Kelley mentions that Tesh appeared with Winfrey on the 10th anniversary of her show in 1996, with Oprah claiming the pair shared one platonic dinner date.

    Tesh is married to actress Connie Sellecca, while Winfrey remains connected to longtime beau Stedman Graham.
  2. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Re: Oprah by Kitty Kelly: John Tesh Hit It!!

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  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    That's cruel. Rocky had better hair.
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  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So Oprah's boyfriend list is Roger Ebert, John Tesh and Steadman?

    No wonder she's with Gayle? :)
  5. mb

    mb Active Member

    John Tesh didn't just hit it. John Tesh hit it and quit it.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Was John Tesh drunk or did he lose a bet? Or was it just a dare from Sajak?
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    In the middle of the night, on the down low booty call.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I don't see "Slip out the back Jack" as being a part of Tesh's advice on relationships.

  9. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    There's an 'Anchorman' joke here somewhere.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he needs to make a new plan, Stan.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    A-n-a-l d-o-r-k.

    I mean, one freaking letter. Who cares? This isn't for publication.

    This does shed some light on a couple of things, though . . .
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