Meghan’s mom Doria does yoga and eats kumquats with Oprah

2018-06-13 15:45

Cape Town - By the looks of things, Duchess Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland (61) has a new yoga buddy.

According to PopSugar, the mother of the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, was spotted leaving Oprah’s home with two big bags.

Naturally, rumours spread that Oprah was trying to bribe her new pal into an interview, but the Wrinkle in Time star (64) brushed off the claims with a laugh.

"The story was that Meghan's mom had come to my house and she left laden with gifts," Oprah told Entertainment Tonight's Nischelle Turner on the red carpet at the premiere of her new series Love Is __ in LA.

"You know what the gifts were? First of all, she's great at yoga, so I said, 'Bring your yoga mat and your sneaks in case we just want to do yoga on the lawn.'"

One of the bags was a yoga mat and the other was lunch, the beloved talk show host went on.

But that doesn’t mean Doria left Oprah’s house gift-free.

"She said, 'I love kumquats,' and I said, 'I have a kumquat tree! You want some kumquats?' So it was a basket of kumquats, people. If kumquats can get you an interview, I'm all for it!"

It’s not surprising social worker Doria and philanthropist Oprah have plenty in common – including a love of yoga and citrus fruit.

Oprah was, of course, one of the lucky celebrity guests invited to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding last month.

In an exquisite pink dress and matching wide-brimmed hat, the media mogul was pictured arriving at the ceremony at St George’s chapel with fellow US actor Idris Elba.

It was a "transformative" experience, Oprah said.

"It was more than a wedding, I thought. It was a cultural moment. And you could not be there or watching on television… and not feel that there was a shift that just happened in the middle of it," she added.

"I think it's bigger than them and I think it bodes well for hope for all of us."


Sources: PopSugar, ET Online, Vanity Fair

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