Tabloids have a way of twisting and misconstruing information about celebrities trying to get more people buying their content. Their known to take simple things and blow them out of proportion. Winfrey explains that in the beginning the stories used to bother her a lot.
When they’d happen, Winfrey would confide in Maya Angelou who imparted a lot of wisdom on her throughout the years of her life. She’d ask her for advice and Angelou would reply, “It has nothing to actually do with you. It has to do with whoever sat down at that computer that moment.”
Even with sound advice like that the weight of the struggle with the media and her relationship was something Winfrey didn’t want to mess with.
“It’s also why I stopped making as many public appearances with Stedman because I realized that every time there’s a new photograph, there’s a new story,” explained Winfrey. “I picture it: they’ve got the pictures on the wall. What do we have this week? What expression do we have? What can we create out of that?”
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(Source: Vanity Fair)
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