It has never been a relationship noted for displays of passion. Across 28 years of dating Oprah and Stedman Graham could never stand accused of having publicly sizzled.
But on this particular evening there were fireworks all right, just not the sort either could have enjoyed.
It was the eve of Stedman’s nephew’s wedding some eight years ago, said Barbara Winfrey, 66, the ex-wife of Oprah’s father Vernon. ‘Stedman was going to be best man but they argued and his nephew didn’t want him anymore.
‘He turned to Oprah and said something like, “I don’t know why you’re still with him. He’s no good.”’
At that all hell broke loose. In the argument that followed Oprah, now 60, revealed detailed knowledge of Stedman’s life, his movements and who he was spending his time with when she wasn’t around.
Barbara said: ‘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,’ says Barbara, who feels she was belittled and betrayed by Oprah who is kicking her out of the home she shared with Vernon for 14 years.
Source: Daily Mail UK