Oprah Winfrey has always been as famous for her gift of the gab as for her fluctuating figure. From svelte to stocky, the talk show host’s attitude on the subject has also yo-yoed from ‘weight conscious’ to ‘whatever’. Now, as her sixtieth birthday approaches, the Big O has made it quite clear where she stands, by hosting a spinning party in West Hollywood! The chat show queen — who is set to celebrate her milestone birthday on January 29 — invited 50 of her close friends to join her for a private spin class at SoulCycle in West Hollywood on January 24. “They did a class for 45 minutes and they all wore customised T-shirts that said: Happy Birthday Oprah,” says our Transatlantic insider. Oprah Winfrey wore bright yellow and grey workout gear, and clearly enjoyed her early celebration. She went on to post a short video from the bash on her Instagram page, in which she said: “I just had the best birthday experience ever at SoulCycle. Ride, baby, ride, SoulCycle.” Thankfully for the non-fitness fanatics, the 45-minute spinning session was followed by another 45 minutes of mingling over candy, cupcakes and juice at the gym itself. And though this particular chain of spinning gyms is favoured by the likes of Emily Blunt, Bradley Cooper, Katie Holmes, Alec Baldwin and Lady GaGa, none of these names made it to Oprah’s guest list. “There were no celebs, just her own friends,” says our source, “and she was in the best mood! It seemed like she was having a great time.” Well, there’s simply no better recipe for happiness than exercise, endorphins, food and friends, is there?
Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat