Thursday, July 05, 2012

Oprah Causes Family Feud


Oprah Winfrey caused a big family feud between her father and his estranged wife after Oprah bought her father's barber shop...

Oprah's father Vernon Winfrey has been cutting hair in Nashville for almost 50 years and moved into a brand new shop co-owned by his wife last year.

The new shop went into foreclosure and when it went up for auction, Oprah bought the property and gave it to her dad, infuriating his wife, because now Oprah is the one calling the shots.

Vernon's wife Barbara told the local news she was in the process of getting another loan when Oprah butted in.
"I know what is going on. I'm tired of it, and I've had enough," Barabara says "There is no reason for it to go into foreclosure like this. The property is upside down, which is what a lot of properties are. It cost us $481,000 to build this building, but it's only worth $350,000."
"People are giving him wrong advice, and it's leaving me in a situation where all I can do is fight for me."
"He believes what he's told. His daughter doesn't care about the community. His daughter doesn't care about the barbershop. But I do."
For his part, Vernon explains why he didn't sign off on the second loan,
"My wife and I, we have not been getting along well, and I did not want to endow myself to another drawn-out, struggling debt."

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Barbara, looks like you were short from the beginning.

Bee Gee said...

Til debt do us part <-- The new marital vow

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Usually you're funny...come on Bee Gee!

Anonymous said...

That's Oprah Damn it! Fuk you think..

Bee Gee said...

@9:08 - But it's the truth, fam. Seems like it anyways. In my family, just about every divorce seems to have one thing in common: Money problems..

Anonymous said...

O's father has to be pushing 80. What does his old ass look like taking out a damn near half a million dollar loan that has to be paid back at $20 a head??? lol Vernon needs to cut this retarded bitch loose

TruthBeTold said...

^ people need to learn HOW to handle their money and to live within their means

can I afford a starbucks every morning? NO and I don't get one that shit adds up

most of us don't realize that things like starbucks and shit are actually luxuries and they are NOT for us ,they are for the rich

most people are living below the poverty line but think they are living the life...

there is just too much temptation around

Anonymous said...

tell the truth Bee Gee!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like BarBra is a salty retarded bitch that needs to be placed on the track. Silly goose mad because Okrah put the shop in only her daddy's name. BarBra knows she can't get shit involving that shop. Okrah knew BarBra wasn't shit, that's why Okrah didn't include her name on that deed. This is all about the money BarBra sees slipping away.

Akhenaton said...

expect a tell-all-book that no one will read...

Anonymous said...

barbara needs to stfu. like any bank would give her another loan after she went into a foreclosure, especially in this economy,bitch please!! she lost the shop and oprah saved it. she obviously doenst know how to manage money, and oprah does,since shes a billionaire.


besides,its OPRAHS shop now since she paid for it,so of course she would be calling the shots to prevent it from foreclosing again.


this is why i can never help relatives,you give them help and theyll use that same help u gave them to trash talk u around town.

alstylist said...

who in thee hell builds a Half million dollar barber shop? Sounds like they were living above their means before the foreclosure. Annnnd I drink starkbucks eryday, I'm not rich but that doesn't mean I can't like good or nice things. Da fuck am I payin all these bills for. If I can't even get a cup of good ass coffee?

alstylist said...

And who decides what's for who? I get what I want when I can afford it. The rich white wife of a billionaire is no more deserving of things thans poor black sheniqua. We should all be able to have a little peice of something as long as we work some kind of way to get it. They want us to seperate ourselves into classes, the rich get this and the poor get that and so on. We should however think about taking a note from the europeans and allow everyone to enjoy at least a little bit of the good life because were all fucking struggling.

Anonymous said...

Now that's some work of a real Diva.
That'll teach stepmom not to play with the big "O".

Stepmom sounds like Whitney Houston's money hungry stepmom.

Anonymous said...

He had a shop years ago and should have kept the one he had. Instead of buying this shop that Barbs used to own, Oprah should have bought her dad a separate shop altogether and just kept it moving. Dad was smart though not to co-sign on a loan with Babs if the marriage is on the rocks.

Anonymous said...

Stepmom was the reason it went into foreclosure from the start. She mad. Mad cause she can't borrow more money against it.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Can this drama be written into a screenplay for the sequel of BARBERSHOP-3: Business is foreclosed.

Anonymous said...

she is dumb.there is NO bank that would give you another loan after you already fucked up their money and made them lose a half million dollars. bitch please.

if it wasnt for oprah she wouldnt have a shop to work in right now. i would rather take $$ advice from oprah,the billionaire, and not the broke ass bitch whose shop went into foreclosure cause she cant handle money.

and like someone said, since oprah bought the shop SHE is the new owner. the stepmom has ZERO say in how the shop is ran.

thats like someone going to the new owners of their foreclosed house and being angry about the new paint. smh. the stepmom is bitter and jealous.

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

Oh well.

@Bee Gee you ain't neva lied!! a few folks I know now will be divorced in a couple of years over money lol

Anonymous said...

@BeeGee I love that show and you're right. Bad money mistakes is the easiest way to kill a realtionship.

I wonder what her plan was to get out of that mess because a short sale of the property seems like the best way out. Not everyone has someone else to swoop in and save the day.

The wife is gonna have to step out of the business and look at saving her relationship.

Anonymous said...

11:10 it was already in foreclosure,the bank had took it back. shortsale obviously wouldve been impossible. if it wasnt for oprah,the stepmom would be in the welfare line.


@10:41 exactly,there is no bank out there thats going to give her a loan.

Anonymous said...

@9:17 AM
___

Yes, money problems kill marriages - they're killing mine...

Dad made the right decision ("fool him once...")!

Who "builds" a barber shop for almost half a million dollars? Dang!!!

"Salon de Coiffure pour Hommes"

Anonymous said...

Why can't people just be grateful? If anyone else bought it Vernon and his wife wouldnt have ANYTHING!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, if it goes up for auction, it's fair game. Good think O snapped it up.

Anonymous said...

^ "good thing"

Anonymous said...

This whole scenario on the Wifes part sounds so stupid. I think she's pissed that the shop is now in Oprahs name so if Vernon divorces her she has no rights over the building. Oprah did them a massive favor; majority of our people don't have a family member with the money to do what she did or.the heart to hand it back.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it...he said what it was. The article said she brought it and then "gave" it to him. What does that mean? Did she gift it to him or did it buy it for $1.00? Are we for sure it's in Oprah's name and not his alone?

Anonymous said...

Vernon wife was being shady so his daughter took everything out her name and gave it back to pops....thats it,no other extras....any extras need to be on why his wife holding this mans business hostage ......I mean she divorcing him right. Thats more shady then Oprah pulling out her wallet to save her dad shop. And of course the shop stays in her name,her dad is old....he can barely get to the shop to cut heads....and his wife was his business partner but she messed up and divorced him so.....

Anonymous said...

Oprah's dad must be so proud of her. I would be if my son or daughter was that successful and willing to help me out financially like that. I hope they have a good relationship.

Bee Gee said...

Sorry to hear that @ 11:52am. Good luck to you..

Anonymous said...

And Oprah bought it at AUCTION! Meaning she didnt step in until the last minute. So what was Barb going to do? Take out a loan so she could place a bid at the auction? Too funny....hahaha

Anonymous said...

That is the point. You can make coffee at home. Starbucks is a brand. Don't fall for the hype. You are addicted to caffeine, milk, and sugar. Don't define what is good by rich people's standards.
I understand that we want what we want. Believe me I have been there. But I had to change that way of thinking. There is a difference...needs & wants...don't confuse them.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Damn 1:34pm you are truly reading me! I'm a caffeine lover. Sad...it's a horrible habit that I can't afford. Props to Bee Gee...love you!!

Anonymous said...

Oprah is a saint for rescuing her father in spite of the fact that he has not been the best father to her. He had contempt for O's mother and he had the same contempt for his daughter.

First, Vernon berated O her for getting pregnant and SHAMING THE FAMILY. This after abandoning his own pregnant lover (O's mom) and child and shaming both families by not marrying the mom.

Then, he starts to work on a book about O behind her back in 2007. When she initially caught wind of it, she did not believe that her father would do it, but when O contacted him, all he could say was, "I meant to tell you".

Then, Vernon sold his story to KITTY KELLEY who wrote a book trashing O in 2010.


He's lucky to be getting one thin dime from O.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/dad-book-oprah-pick-article-1.251154

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/12/in-kitty-kellys-oprah-boo_n_533538.html#s80259

Anonymous said...

Oprah did not cause a family feud.

Husband and wife are estranged. They are now fighting over money (and had probably been doing so throughout the marraige).

That has nothing to do with O.

Anonymous said...

She needs to leave him alone he is a leech and hasn't done right by her all these years.

Anonymous said...

@2:06pm So TRUE!!! He's lucky she's acknowledged him after that Kitty-kat Kelly drama. Wasn't he claiming not to be her father at one time to Kitty?

This man better take his depends and have a seat on the porch.

Anonymous said...

@4:21PM, me being 2:06 PM, yes Vernon did that.

Oprah is was born into a family of buzzards, hyenas and jackals, I swear!

How she every survived with even a piece of her sanity is something short a miracle, much less attained success.

The more she does for these fools, the more they hate and mistreat her.

BTW, Barbara filed for divorce on Tuesday.

ELove said...

MONEY is TRULY "The ROOT of ALL Evil" Though

NONE of These New-Age/New-Skool marriages can withstand MONEY Troubles mainly becuz they never REALLY LOVED Each Other (To Begin With Though...)

Madd-PROPS to Oprah for assisting Her Pops (Like That...)

Anonymous said...

@1:34pm You ain't neva lied.Don't define luxury or good things by names and labels. For example Louis Vuitton canvas bags and Michael Kors canvas bags are made from THE SAME MATERIAL. Same as in made by the same company and from the same factories. One is usually under $360 and the other can be thousands of dollars.

Anonymous said...

@4:54pm (SAY WHAT?) Divorce?

Barbara is an old school gold-diggin baracuda.
Now old azz better had stayed with Pops for a retirement check. Wait, now filing for divorce will be a nasty battle, she will take him to the cleaners by establishing all kind of credit cards in his name. LOL this is awful!

Anonymous said...

Oprah wanted to be the "savior" and I'm sure her name is all over the ownership of that barbershop. She can now hold that over her father's head. Didn't they fall out over that book that Kitty Kelley wrote a couple of years ago? I read that Oprah stopped talking to her father after that. Now Oprah is saving his barbershop...that's just a control thing. I mean, couldn't Oprah have just given her father the money for a new barbershop? Why did he have to take out a loan? And why wait did she wait until it was on auction? I don't drink the Oprah juice and I don't think Oprah is a saint. There's a reason behind everything she does.

ELove said...

^^^
Yeah MY Spidey-Sense goes off every time Oprah does something for Black Folks Too becuz you already KNOW there's Some Ulterior Motive (Behind it regarding Oprah...)

I'm just Shocked she would do THIS MUCH Though which is WHY I'm giving her Some Props (YUP...)

Anonymous said...

@7:38

Now if his shop went into forclosure and we got posts saying "Oprah Let Her Fathers 40 Year Business Fold" I bet both of you would be here throwing daggers at her. Whatever her motive consider the alternative. It could have gone to auction and some white person who has nothing vested in the neighborhood and would NEVER return that business to the original owner without making a profit in a sale....HOW WOULD THAT BE BETTER!!!!!! I don't even like Oprah but I can give props when I see it. She didn't have to do what she did and whether she's holding it over his head or not SHE KEPT HIS BUSINESS IN THE FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I'm so pissed at your comment because I see black business folding and I watch white people snatch the businesses up and then try to tell the black owned business next to them what to do and how to run their business to the point of snitching to the city about what they're doing. I don't care if she bought it and gave it back to him because she hated him it's better than any alternative including the stupid idea of getting another loan like his wife suggested.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with her purchasing the property, keeping the business in the family and protecting her father. If she had let it go I would have questioned her as a daughter. If his wife doesn't agree then she doesn't have her husbands best interest at heart in the 1st place. Well done Oprah!

Anonymous said...

Oprah's hair is sooooooo FAKE! She lied all those years, claiming that was ALL her real hair, and you can see how short it is around the edges, plus the texture is different.
I'm all for hair weaves/wigs/extensions, but don't lie about it for years on national television!!

Anonymous said...

barbara was probably getting that same loan for 2 years or longer, she smoked up her money, crackdome

Anonymous said...

^^^
You are lying.

She actually had Andre doing her hair on TV and she revealed everything.

Anyway, there is nothing wrong with not having a lot of hair. Let me guess, you fit that category.

Embrace your own bald head and stop hating.

Anonymous said...

^^^
Meant for 12:46 AM

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