Iyanla Vanzant: Back from the Brink
Find out what really happened between Oprah and Iyanla.
What caused their rift? Eleven years ago, Iyanla told Oprah and Harpo executives she was ready to host her own talk show, but Oprah felt she needed more time to grow. After that fateful meeting, Iyanla and Harpo parted ways, and Iyanla signed on to host The Iyanla Show, which was canceled after just one season.
In February 2011, Oprah and Iyanla met face-to-face for the first time in more than a decade to begin the healing process. "I hope you saw that conversation because it was a doozy," Oprah says.
After that show, Iyanla says she had a revelation. "You said, 'I heard you,' [and] I want you to know, I heard you too," Iyanla says. "I didn't think you wanted me for me. I thought that what I did was what you wanted and I, the person, didn't matter. ... I love you, my sister. Always have, always will."
Now, Iyanla is back and ready to open up about losing everything...and finding peace in the process.