Oprah Winfrey owns a mansion in Montecito, a lavish apartment in Chicago, a huge ranch in Hawaii — and now a barber shop in Nashville.
Winfrey has purchased her father Vernon’s barbershop out of foreclosure, and his wife — Oprah’s stepmother — is furious.
“I know what is going on. I’m tired of it, and I’ve had enough,” Barbara Winfrey told WSMV-TV.
Vernon Winfrey has run a barbershop for 50 years and is considered a fixture in his community. A year ago, he and Barbara bought a new building, renovated it and moved the business into it.
But things apparently went south quickly, and Barbara told the NBC station they owed the bank $481,000 and it was only worth $350,000 before the bank auctioned it off.
Oprah was the buyer, for $475,000.
In a statement to MSMV, Winfrey’s spokeswoman confirmed the purchase and that Vernon “will continue to manage the business of a day to day basis.”
That’s not good enough for Barbara Winfrey, who claims that 80-year-old Vernon is taking bad advice from “people.”
He’s apparently not taking advice from her anymore, though. Vernon filed for divorce from Barbara on Tuesday.
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