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.
Barbara said: ‘She told Stedman a member of her security team had told her.
Though criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, Her mother, Vernita Lee (born c. Winfrey's biological father is usually noted as Vernon Winfrey (born 1933), a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born. A genetic test in 2006 determined that her matrilineal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.
However, Mississippi farmer and World War II veteran Noah Robinson, Sr. Her genetic makeup was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, and 3% East Asian.
She gained a higher profile after she started dating and then married Johnny Depp, who left his longtime partner for her.
Their marriage ended after divorce proceedings in 2016.
* She went to great lengths to conceal her "lesbian affairs" -- including hefty payoffs -- and publicly attached herself to Graham to appear more normal to her audience of housewives.