WOAH…Talk about a scathing story on Oprah Winfrey.
Barbara Winfrey is the stepmother of the American media mogul/actress, who was married to Oprah’s father Vernon Winfrey.
Vernon filed for divorce on their 12th year anniversary in 2012. The marriage fell apart, after Barbara found out he was cheating with a prostitute named “One Tooth“
Barbara details in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail UK, the real Oprah Winfrey, not the caring and charming woman the world knows.
The reason for sharing all this information on the one-named phenomenon is because Oprah is kicking her out of her house which she lived in for 14 years. Oprah served an eviction notice because she legally owns the $1.4 million house.
In Part 1 of the interview, Barbara calls Oprah “controlling” and “ghetto”as well as “unhappy” in her skin among other things. Part 2 will be released tomorrow.
To read the full interview, click here
On getting the call from Oprah: She said “You say I never talk to you? I want to talk to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house.”
On being kicked out: “I have lost everything. It’s not just a house, this is my home. All my memories are here.
I’m trying to keep it together but there are some days I just don’t understand how I could have made her so angry that she would kick me out on the street and think nothing about it. But that’s Oprah – she’s judge and jury.”
On Oprah’s relationship with Gayle King (best friend) & Stedman Graham (her partner): Barbara points Gayle and Oprah’s relationship as “bizarre” and “unhealthy”, going further to say that’s why neither are married.
Oprah and Stedman, she says are bound by “a pragmatic cocktail of shared secrets, convenience and money.”
On the real Oprah: “Some people can have money and be mentally rich – secure in what they have I guess. But others, how can I put it…some people you can’t take the ghetto out of.
That’s Oprah, it’s who she is and where she’s from. She had money, everybody was going to know it and see it. But she had to be in control.”
On a visit to Oprah’s house: Oprah got on the intercom and announced “Negroes in the house. Negroes in the house.”
“She thought it was funny. I thought it was insulting. I’m older than her. I know what it means. She was reminding us of our low class.”
On reports that Vernon isn’t her father: “Vernon wanted to do the DNA test but Oprah said, “No.” I think she’s afraid because she knows it would prove he IS her father. She can’t quite believe that such a silly man could make such a magnificent creature.
But Vernon’s her father all right. They have the same big feet, with the same callouses underneath; they have the same bags under their eyes and the same nose. They’re so alike.
…she’s a human like anybody else but she spends so much energy hiding the real her.”
On the divorce: “Oprah is a woman who empowers women to be all they can be, to stand up against men who mistreat them.
If she was a more decent person she would realize that what her dad did was very wrong instead of plotting against me and pushing me out of the scene.”
On the outrage the interview may cause: “I know people have read about this and thought, “Who does she think she is? Why should she get a million dollar home?”
But can you see it’s not about that? It’s about everything that went before. Look at how she has treated me. I laid my head next to her father for 14 years and she never thought me worthy of talking to.
Look at how she’s behaved. Can you imagine Bill Gates or Warren Buffet behaving like this? So petty and mean spirited?”
BellaNaijarians, what do you think?