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EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey Gets Vulnerable With Bishop T.D. Jakes, Admits She Had Self-Doubt About OWN

by Raphael Chestang 5:08 PM PDT, October 25, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey Gets Vulnerable With Bishop T.D. Jakes, Admits She Had Self-Doubt About OWN

Oprah Winfrey shows a side few have seen when revealing her moments of insecurity on the T.D. Jakes Show.

In talking with Bishop T.D. Jakes, Winfrey admitted that she faced self-doubt when she launched the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. When the venture wasn't an instant hit, the critics got to her.

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"It took me a moment to find my footing," Winfrey told Jakes. "You know who helped me find my footing? Tyler Perry. Tyler called me up, he prayed with me on the phone. I could cry right now, thinking about it."

According to Winfrey, Perry flew from Georgia to California to see Winfrey's face and make sure she was doing alright.

In addition to Perry, Winfrey also has a supportive friend in Jakes. Their close relationship seems to have allowed Winfrey to open up like never before.

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"Because we know each other so well, I think there's a comfort that comes across in the way that she talked to me that I've never seen," Jakes said. "We always see her as always winning, but this is a more pensive, reflective aspect of her. It was very powerful."

T.D. Jakes Show airs weekdays in syndication, check local listings. You can also catch the show on OWN weeknights at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

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