One person who is not a part of Jo's world today is her father. Though she doesn't often talk about it publicly, Jo says she and her father are currently estranged. 

Oprah: Do you think you'll ever make peace?

Jo: No, I don't. I think that it's such a huge thing to be estranged from a parent, but obviously there would have to be very big reasons for that. So that's where I am.

Oprah: Do you have your reasons?

Jo: I have my reasons.

Oprah: Any you want to share?

Jo: It wasn't a good relationship from my point of view for a very long time. But I had a need to please that I kept going for a long time, and then there just came to a point at which I had to pull up and say, "I can't do this anymore."


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