Oprah Winfrey may have been the queen of daytime TV, but according to her former stepmother, she was treated less than royally by the Emmy winning and Oscar-nominated personality.

In an interview with The Daily Mail, Barbara Winfrey didn’t hold back on how Oprah treated her while she was married to the TV mogul’s father. Among the revelations Barbara made was the fact that Oprah is kicking her out of her home. Winfrey only knew of Oprah’s intentions when the interviewer/actress gave her an ultimatum on her 64th birthday in 2012.

“You say I never talk to you? I want to talk to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house,” B. Winfrey said about Oprah’s relocation plans for her, which stemmed from the former newscaster’s father moving to a new residence after filing for divorce from her mother.

B. Winfrey has until May 29 to move out of the home, which she lived in for 14 years.

In addition to her sour relationship with Oprah, Barbara Winfrey stated that the media mogul wants to control everything and everyone around her.

“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,” Winfrey shared with the Daily Mail. “She has confidentiality agreements with pretty much everybody in her life. She has them sign their life away and she has them in her pocket.”

Oprah’s controlling ways was put on full display when B. Winfrey refused to sign a confidentiality agreement in exchange for keeping her home and car as a part of the divorce settlement.

“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,” she admitted. “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.”

The Daily Mail noted that Oprah’s father, Vernon Winfrey, filed for divorce after he was caught cheating with a prostitute. In Barbara Winfrey’s eyes, the action should have caused Oprah to treat her better than she claims she has. And of course, she blames Oprah for the couple’s split.
“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,” Winfrey said.

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11 thoughts on “Oprah’s Former Stepmother Barbara Winfrey Blasts Mogul in Interview

  1. Whatever13 on said:

    Should have took the house and the car. Move on, get over it and start life anew. The house wasn’t yours to begin with. Nobody owes you anything.

  2. Debbie on said:

    All the fathers ex-wife has to do is leave!!! Oprah doesn’t need a step-mother. Oprah was probably a grown ass women when her father married this women. Good bye lady!!! Maybe she should hook-up with Mathew Knowles baby mama. These daughter’s don’t appear to be taking care of their father’s mishaps. LOL

  3. Barbara ‘s jealousy is showing, I can tell she never liked Oprah! But she wants her money!
    She should have her own kids buy her a home.
    (Oprah don’t give her a dime) I don’t like people who try to (black mail) someone with lies.

  4. tewdeeq on said:

    This step-“mother” has already proven why she needs to be put out of Oprah’s house / life with this article. No “mother” would say such crap about their child. May the 29th is not soon enough for this woman to be out of Oprah’s house.

  5. I said it. on said:

    If she does all the crying, what is the baby going to do?

    Ms. Oprah is not “ghetto”, but an inspiration and subject of pride to many. I can see from the ex-step-moms subsequent behavior that Oprah had cause for a confidentiality agreement.

  6. Cry me a river, stepmother! Just because Oprah is rich doesn’t mean that he has to gift you a penny. That’s her money! She has a relationship with her father and that’s at the DNA level. She should have people sign confidentiality agreements. The rich and famous that do not have people around them sign such agreements suffer the consequences. If I were you, I wouldn’t conclude that you can extract money out of Oprah by dragging her through the mud in articles such as this. My suggestion is that you move on with your life. If you want Oprah cash, then sign the Oprah confidentiality agreement. Either way, it’s time for you to move on with your life!

  7. mercy on said:

    Ridiculous. She’s not owed anything and to be quite frank, Ms. O has too much to lose to not have confidentiality agreements. Clearly, this lady has proven the need for them in the first place. Shame on her. Ghetto? ha! Seems she needs to do some soul searching on that one.

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