In 1967, Vietnam War protests raged nationwide, the 25th Amendment was added to the United States Constitution and a young Oprah Winfrey found The One. "I was a 13-year-old girl living in Milwaukee, and I thought I'd found my prince," she says.

Oprah's first love was none other than Jackie Jackson of the Jackson 5. "Everybody was going nuts over little Michael, but being a little older, it was his big brother, Jackie, who made my heart go pitter, pitter, pitter-patter," she says. "That was my goal—to marry Jackie Jackson."

Sadly, their love was not meant to be. Jackie married in 1974. "I was crushed," Oprah says. "Hey, a girl could dream."

Still, young Oprah never could have imagined her dream date would come knocking 43 years later.


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