"Every move is calculated to further her brand and lift her image, which is why she does good works," Jewette Battles said.Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood.“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding,” Oprah revealed.
You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?
’ And no, I don’t think so.” Oprah admits if she and Stedman had got married, they probably wouldn’t have lasted.
"Where Oprah got that nonsense about growing up in filth and roaches I have no idea," said the relative, Katherine Carr Esters.
"I've confronted her and asked, 'Why do you tell such lies? The truth is boring.' " A friend of Esters added that the manipulation of her past is a key to her success.
When asked if she would leave earth as a “never-married” woman, Oprah made her feelings very clear. “Yeah, I think that’s my final answer.” Tina exchanged vows with German music producer Erwin Bach at Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
And the romantic affair made Oprah wonder if she and partner Stedman Graham should tie the knot.
According to Oprah, her relationship with Stedman is so unusual it wouldn’t have fit within the confines of such a union.
(born March 6, 1951) is an American educator, author, businessman and speaker, primarily known as the longtime boyfriend of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
After Winfrey's birth, her mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee (April 15, 1900 – February 27, 1963), who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, for which the local children made fun of her.
Her grandmother taught her to read before the age of three and took her to the local church, where she was nicknamed "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.
Winfrey's relationship with longtime "love" Stedman Graham, her reputed dirt-poor upbringing in rural Mississippi, her rumored lesbian crushes on women such as Diane Sawyer -- all are stories she has manipulated for decades in the name of sensational ratings, according to writer Kitty Kelley's latest unauthorized biography "Oprah." The much-anticipated book details how: * Winfrey concocted stories about sexual abuse she suffered as a child -- and grossly exaggerated the poverty she was brought up in.