John Tesh: Oprah And I DID Date

06/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah isn't commenting but John Tesh is.

The pair's romance, written about in Kitty Kelley's new book on Winfrey, was confirmed by Tesh on Monday.

Former ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Co-Host John Tesh tells ET exclusively,"Oprah and I were cub reporters in Nashville nearly 40 years ago and we dated for a short time. We even talked about it during one of my appearances on her show. We remain friends to this day."

Tesh, 57 and a born again Christian, is now married to Connie Sellecca.

Oprah's spokeswoman has refused to comment on her behalf.

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