We’ve all heard the stories about Oprah’s double sided personality leaving quite the gap between television persona and real life woman, but the most recent of claims shed a bit more light on who Oprah really is. According to a recent interview, Oprah’s step-mother reveals that, “some people you can’t take the ghetto out of.”
Oprah has long been a soldier on the front of race and gender equality, but latest renderings of the woman seem to depict otherwise as she dips behind the curtain. Barbara Winfrey, married to Oprah’s father, Vernon Winfrey, and step mother to Oprah explains that her 14 year run with the television personality has been nothing short of excruciating.
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Barbara explains that Oprah has created a life in which she lives in lavish and luxurious conditions yet has nothing to show for is. Detailing that every relationship (if that’s what you want to call it), that Oprah has with another person starts out with the signing of a confidentiality agreement.
On top of this, “gifts” given by Oprah are never without either expectation or the possibility of being taken back. Just take for instance her million dollar estate given to Barbara and Vernon shortly after being married.
Moving into the upscale estate was exciting and invigorating as they signed the countless papers in order to take over ownership of the home – or so they thought. Apparently, as commonly practiced, Oprah had secretly written into the documents that she owned the house despite other people living in it.
“It was a new home so we got to choose every part of it. We signed so many documents, became part of the Housing Association. I was thankful of course. I never knew it was Oprah’s name on the deeds and that I was just on probation.”
When it came around to the two getting a divorce, you can imagine the shock felt by Barbara that the home that she’d lived in for more than the past decade was being stripped away from her on a technicality.
Barbara shares that this isn’t unlike the Oprah that strives to stay far away from the public view. Saying she was quick to learn of the entitled woman’s personality, she recalls the first time she was invited to Oprah’s home saying, “Early the next morning she got on the intercom in her house – she has an intercom in all her houses – and she was calling, ”Barbara, Barbara come down, we’re going for a walk.”
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“Gayle was there and the way it worked she walked on one side, Oprah on the other and they peppered me with questions. I felt like I was being interrogated by the FBI. She had a large farm, about 125 acres. By the end of the walk I felt we’d covered the whole farm.”
Another time, when visiting her Chicago condo, they were greeted by Oprah’s voice over the intercom once again, this time saying, “Negroes in the house. Negroes in the house.” Barbara noted, “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.”
Over the years, Oprah made a habit of looking down her nose at not only Barbara, but everyone she comes in contact with. “Her brand is that she’s a nice, caring, generous, giving person. That’s not how it is. She’s controlling – it’s all about control,” Barbara added.
Putting in a few digs of her own, Oprah’s step mother relayed, “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.” She continued by mentioning, “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.”
Barbara explains that the last straw came during an 8 day vacation to Africa with the family. She states that over the week long period, Oprah spoke to her father for a measly 5 minutes to which she relayed to Vernon, “That’s it. I’m not traveling 23 hours, half way round the world anymore to be ignored by her. I’m done.”
Since getting a divorce from her husband who is said to have had an affair with a prostitute named, “One Tooth,” Oprah has taken to claiming what was hers in the first place. Barbara has since been served eviction notice papers, kicking her from her home, that has already been sold.
For a more in-depth look at the personality Oprah tries so hard to conceal, feel free to read the entire article here.
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