It’s true, says John Tesh: He once dated Oprah. Their unlikely romance in the 1970s is just one of the revelations in a new unauthorized biography of the talk-show queen by gossip legend Kitty Kelley, and John himself has admitted that it’s true. "Oprah and I were cub reporters in Nashville nearly 40 years ago, and we dated for a short time," John says. "We remain friends to this day.” However, the new-age musician refused to comment on the reason the book gives for their breakup: that John felt uncomfortable being in an interracial relationship. Other bombshells in the Kelley book include the claim that Oprah has exaggerated the poverty of her upbringing, that she has had lesbian “crushes” on celebs including Diane Sawyer and that Oprah’s own mother doesn’t even have her telephone number.