02/10/2011 12:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah Sister Patricia Not Getting Money: Gayle King

Oprah's best friend Gayle King says that Oprah's recently discovered half-sister Patricia won't be getting any giant checks from Oprah any time soon.

TMZ caught up with King in New York on Wednesday and asked her whether Patricia would be "set for life," as many have speculated.

"That isn't how Oprah operates," King said.

She added that Oprah and Patricia were "off to a really good start" and said that they'd had "a couple of meetings." And she praised Patricia for not trying to sell her story to the media--even as she sat on the explosive news of her connection to Oprah for three years.

"The fact that this woman has known about this since 2007 and didn't try to exploit it...when she really did have something to sell, I think speaks volumes."

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