After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless.
In part one of Mail Online's world exclusive interview, Mrs.
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Winfrey laid bare the truth about the talk queen's belittling treatment of her and Vernon, Oprah's father.
Here, in part two, she gives the inside story of Oprah, Stedman Graham and Gayle King.
She’s a shining example of what people could have if they were honest about what they wanted and didn’t want, and if they valued relationships over institutions.
Marriage as life’s ultimate goal or the only measure of a successful personal life has been beaten into our brains since before we could form complete sentences (thanks, Hollywood).
Barbara said: ‘She told Stedman a member of her security team had told her.Simply put, Oprah says she has no intention of getting married—to Stedman or anyone. In fact, Oprah said that if she and Stedman had married, they would not be together today. Because he is a very traditional man, and “this is a very untraditional relationship.” “If I had the title ‘wife,’” she said, “I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does.Not because she’s anti-marriage, noncommittal, or doesn’t love the guy. First of all, you’ve got to come home sometimes.” She’s right: Marriage sets certain expectations that don’t exist in quite the same way when you’re single or dating—and those expectations can kill the very thing marriage seeks (but often fails) to preserve.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.