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“It was ALWAYS Oprah, Stedman & Gayle”! Part 2 of the Tell-All Interview



Stedman Graham, Oprah & Gayle King - April 2014 -

It has not been a good week for Oprah Winfrey.

Yesterday, BN brought you part 1 of a two-part Daily Mail UK interview with Barbara Winfrey, Oprah’s ex-stepmother. Did you miss it? Click here for all the juicy info.

The American media mogul is kicking Barbara who married Vernon Winfrey in 2000, out of her $1.4 million house and to “retaliate” Barbara scored a scathing tell-all interview with the publication.

In the second part, she shines the spotlight with her shocking words on the relationship between Oprah, her best friend Gayle King and partner of 28 years Stedman Graham.

Oprah and Gayle’s friendship has faced criticism over the years, with many calling them – GAY.

Oprah & Barbara Winfrey - April 2014 -

To read the full interview, click here
Read excerpts below;
Oprah has had Stedman followed for years: She told Stedman a member of her security team had told her. When he asked, “How come this guy knows everything about my life?”, she said “That’s what I pay people to know.”

She had had him followed I don’t know for how long. Once you’re in Oprah’s world, she owns you.”

Oprah wanted to get married: “He was comfortable like an old shoe, to her. They stayed in the same room when they were here but he didn’t live with her exactly. He travels so much; he would fly here and there to her. He’s at her beck and call.

I think in the beginning it was different. Vernon told me how one time he was driving and Oprah was taking Stedman to meet family in Mississippi. He said she was running her hands through his hair the whole trip, till he was so fed up he was ready to put her out of the car.

She wanted to get married at first but he wasn’t so keen. Then she became this powerful person and things changed, the balance switched.”

Stedman financially depends on her: “Stedman isn’t a good steward of money and that suits Oprah fine. He is financially dependent on her. He knows her secrets and she knows his.

Why would they marry now? He’s there at her beck and call. He knows his role in her life. And just as importantly he understands Gayle’s role in Oprah’s life.”

Gayle is more present than Stedman: “Gayle is very, very present. 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…the relationship is unhealthy.

Once Oprah took us on a Mediterranean cruise. That was an amazing thing she did. She rented a $30 million yacht and went on an 11-day cruise.

She’s very flamboyant. We had meals three times a day, three courses, different place settings, different cutlery, glassware, different everything three times a day but she never talked to me and Vernon.

She didn’t spend any time with us. It was always her, Stedman and Gayle. The three of them. Anytime you looked up they were together. To me it was just bizarre.”

On Oprah’s sexuality: I can only say what I saw and observed over the years. Gayle was more present than Stedman.”

On the duo’s strong friendship:The day I called to tell her that her father had been held up at gunpoint in his barber’s shop her response was…’Well, I expect him to be found dead in there one day.’

I asked her why she would say something so cold, she said, ‘Coz it’s true. Gayle and I have already discussed it and we’ve accepted that.’

That’s how it was with them. Sometimes I believe that 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.

But don’t forget, Oprah has her brand to live up to and her father is a very conservative, traditional man. He’s a deacon of his church. He always thought she should get married.”

Oprah is a “stress eater”: “Food is her comfort. Potatoes are her downfall, potatoes, potato chips…any kind of potato. But you rarely saw Oprah fix a plate of food and eat it at the table with everybody else.

If she joined you she would pick at other people’s plates. If she saw something she wanted she’d just take it straight off their plate and wouldn’t even ask.

Nobody can live up to being Oprah. She’s human like I’m human. She’s not perfect”

Oprah’s battle with her skin colour: “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.

Vernon often told me that he thought if Oprah could change the color of her skin she would – she’d make it lighter.”

Although it is said that there is no smoke without fire, but Oprah picking up food from someone’s plate? Barbara’s words seem more attacking than revealing.

In an interview with Barbara Walters in 2010 – the year she ended the 25-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she addressed lesbian rumours.

“Well…I have said we are not gay, enough times. I am not lesbian, I am not even kinda lesbian. And the reason why it irritates me, is because it means somebody must think that I am lying, that’s number 1.

Number 2, why would you want to hide it. That is, that is, not the way I run my life.” said Oprah.



  1. That African chic

    April 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I don’t think she’s gay tho…We all have friends like Gayle who know us to the core..who wouldn’t want to keep such a friend closer when one becomes a triple billionaire?

    When you read the full story on Daily Mail, you could understand this woman as she stands to lose a lot due to the divorce. With her credit ruined due to the mortgage she took on her own house to finance her husband’s barber shop, it would be hard for her to even find a place to rent given she’s retired now. I hope she got paid some cool 6 figures for this tell-all interview. Maybe she could get a book deal too.

    I hear she was offered a deal by Oprah and she rejected it; I cant comment on that since that part of the story was left out of the interview

    • Will

      April 25, 2014 at 12:05 am

      No., we don’t all have friendships we’re so dependent on we call them three times a day or see them more than our own partner.

    • Rick

      April 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

      My best friend and I have been “together” for 13 years now. We’re constantly chatting all through the day on BBM or whatsapp, even when we have girlfriends. Doesn’t mean we’re sleeping with each other. Don’t be foolish, please.

    • i disagree

      April 26, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      i and my best friend call each other up to 3 times a day and we are not lesbians. thank you!

  2. Ayo

    April 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Lol who cares? I bet it’s still a good week for her bank account.

    • Elizabeth

      March 20, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Bank accounts don’t bring happiness, respect, or mend human relationships.

  3. Fabulicious

    April 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    By the time this Barbara is done with all these her media stunt.she’l be the one to go and check herself into rehab for frustration and failed attempt.The heart of man ehhhh….Kai.

  4. Fabulicious

    April 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    By the time this Barbara is done with all this media stunts she’s pulling, she’ll be the one to check herself into rehab for frustration and failed attempt.The heart of man ehhhh…Kaiiii.


    April 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Furry of a scorned woman. Oprah is not gay and Oprah owes her nothing.

  6. iseethruyoubey

    April 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

    This old broke fool should go get a life. Ex stepmama idiot. Oprah is human like the rest of us but this nonentity doesn’t even have any tangible thing to say. I’m fuming walahi. Old folks need to know their age and grow the eff up.

    • Elizabeth

      March 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      As we become old and vulnerable, it seems that we are the target of the most vicious and venomous remarks — no one deserves to be put out into the streets!

  7. February93

    April 25, 2014 at 12:33 am

    So what if Oprah is a stress-eater??Stedman financially dependent on her??.even with all the money in the world Oprah is NOT perfect. This woman should simply be issued a gag-order. She’s not even her real mom neither has she spent her entire life with Oprah and more importantly its not even her business but she wants to open her mouth.

  8. RealHousewife of NewYork

    April 25, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Nothing in this story is new. They say Oprah is gay, we’ve heard it before. Gayle is too involved, led to the breakup of Opray and Stedman … heard it before. Gayle’s husband couldn’t take the Oprah/Gayle relationship and divorced Gayle. Even the house situation is not new, I think I saw it on TV about 2-3 years ago. This will all be forgotten in a matter of weeks. Yawn..
    If Barbara is trying to change public Opinion about Oprah, this is not enough.
    I mean this is the woman that started some exceptional school in South Africa, right?

  9. RealHousewife of NewYork

    April 25, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I mean Oprah started a school in SA. I respect her for that

  10. MOM

    April 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The deadliest venom of a bisected snake Barbra. pls oprah move on and dont luk back.

  11. Elizabeth

    March 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    As we become old and vulnerable, it seems that we are the target of the most vicious and venomous remarks — no one deserves to be put out into the streets!

  12. ORAH

    November 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm


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