Oprah Meets Gabrielle Douglas' Two Families

Season 2 Episode 209
Aired on 08/26/2012 | CC
For nearly two years, gymnast Gabrielle Douglas has lived and trained in Iowa—1,200 miles away from her family in Virginia. Watch as Oprah sits down with Gabrielle's mom, Natalie, and Gabrielle's host parents, Travis and Missy Parton. Find out what advice Travis gave Gabrielle when she was so homesick she almost gave up on her dream. Plus, learn the touching reason the Partons opened up their home to an aspiring Olympian.