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Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Then and Now
Posted: Sun 09/09/2012 02:59 PM
In 1998, Iyanla Vanzant took The Oprah Winfrey Show by storm, gracing Oprah's stage 20 times and talking to Harpo Studios about developing her own show. In 1999, Iyanla was approached by another television executive about a show and chose to accept the offer.
For 11 years, Oprah and Iyanla didn't speak—until a 2011 Oprah Show conversation that set the record straight for both of them. (Click here to watch the full episode.)
Watch as Oprah and Iyanla reflect on that conversation and how they learned all things—even hardships—are divine lessons:
Today, Oprah and Iyanla have come together with a groundbreaking new show called Iyanla: Fix My Life, premiering on OWN September 15 at 10/9c. "When I saw the first episode, I said to myself that's the best thing I have ever seen on television," Oprah says. "And that includes my 25 years of doing it."
While filming the show, Iyanla sent Oprah an e-mail that brought her to tears. Watch as Oprah reads part of that letter and shares why it touched her so deeply:
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