Oprah’s Stepmother Says Some Nasty Things In Public

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barbara winfreyBy: Stephanie Allen-Gobert

After 14 years of marriage to Vernon, his ex-wife and Oprah Winfrey’s ex-step mother, Barbara Winfrey is laying the truth on the line. Barbara Winfrey is telling the truth about Oprah’s belittling of her and Vernon and given the inside story of Oprah, Stedman Graham and Gayle King.

“Once you’re in Oprah’s world, she owns you, “says Barbara, who feels she was betrayed by the talk show host, who is kicking her out of the home she shared with Vernon for 14 years.

Stedman and Oprah have been in a “relationship” for a time span of approximately 28 years. Barbara recalls one particular evening on the eve of Stedman’s nephew wedding some eight years ago; Stedman was going to be the best man but he and Oprah argued and nephew didn’t want him anymore. The nephew turned to Oprah and something like, “I don’t know why you’re still with him. He’s no good.” An argument followed and at that time Oprah revealed detailed knowledge of Stedman’s life, his movements and who he was spending his time with when she wasn’t around. Barbara said a member of her security team had told her. When Stedman questioned how come this guy knows everything about his life? Oprah replied, “That’s what I pay people to know.” She had had him followed for who knows how long.

Yet what passes for normal is, to outside observers, anything but, as Stedman, 63, forms part of a strange tripod of co-dependence consisting of him, Oprah and Gayle King, 59. The tripod relationship has long been the subject of much speculation.

Oprah began dating Stedman in 1986 but, according to Barbara, in all the times she saw them together she never once witnesses them hold hands or kiss. “They danced and were clearly fond of each other. He was comfortable like an old shoe, to her. They stayed in the same room when they were here but didn’t live with her exactly.”

Per Barbara, “Oprah wanted to get married at first but he wasn’t so keen, then things changed…the balance switched. He travels so much; he would fly here and there to her. He’s at her beck and call.” Then things changed, “Then she became this powerful person and things changed, the balance switched.”  Barbara stated that the switch became clear on one occasion when Oprah ensured a book written by Stedman made it onto the best seller list. Barbara claimed that the talk show star bought a warehouse and filled it with Stedman’s books. “It worked,” Barbara said. “His book was a best seller.”

In reference to the third person in the tripod, Gayle, Barbara stated, “Gayle is very, very pleasant. I don’t know any man I’ve ever dated who could tolerate that, but Stedman knows Gayle’s going nowhere.” They speak on the phone three or four times a day.” Barbara believes Oprah and Gayle’s relationship is ‘unhealthy’. “I can only say what I saw and observed over the years. Gayle was more present than Stedman.”

Barbara also stated the communication to her or Vernon, now 81, was delivered through Gayle. “Sometimes I believe Oprah is more dependent on Gayle than the other way round. I don’t know what she would do without her friendship and if it’s not more than friendship then they’re certainly giving every appearance that it is.

During the closing of the part two interview, Barbara stated “Oprah is a stress eater. Food is her comfort. Potatoes are her downfall, potatoes, potato chips…any kind of potato. She tells the world what to do but she’s in inner turmoil. Everybody thinks she has all the answers but she needs to sit down with Dr.Phil.”

Source:  www.dailymail.co.uk


  1. S. B. Jenkins

    April 25, 2014 at 5:02 am

    So What! Ain’t Nobody’s Business. Sisterhood need to stop feeling etitlemet. Goodness!!

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