Married to Oprah Winfrey’s dad, Vernon, for 13 years, Barbara Winfrey, can finally cut all ties with her now ex-husband and stepdaughter—but not exactly by her own choice.
After divorcing Vernon, Barbara stayed in the five-bedroom house the couple shared for 14 years. The home, which is located in an effluent Nashville, TN suburb, was a gift from Oprah, one the media mogul wants her ex-step mother out of!
“It’s not just a house, this is my home. All my memories are here, said Barbara” She continued, “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.”
In a tell-all interview Barbara detailed various events and situations where she felt subordinate to Oprah and felt as though the OWN Network CEO never really accepter her as a mother figure.
Barbara continues with explosive claims about Oprah’s relationships with her longtime beau, Stedman and best friend, Gayle. She also describes the former talk show host as manipulative.
Now, Barbara is faced with a losing battle in her efforts to keep her million-dollar home. She says she signed so many documents during the acquisition of the home that she never realized it was Oprah’s name on deed, not her own or her husband’s. A wedding gift from the billionaire, now that the ink is dry on their divorce documents, Oprah wants her home back.
And historically speaking, what Oprah wants, Oprah gets.
Last week Barbara, a retired school principal, now unable to even afford a moving company, loaded her belongings onto a U-Haul truck and a pick-up truck, one a friend let her borrow.
Now able, however, to fully move on from the Winfrey’s, Barbara says she’s looking forward to her life’s newest chapter, “My next move will be to get a place where I can call mine and I don’t have to worry about someone putting me out.”
Check out Barbara’s full interview here, Daily Mail.