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Oprah Winfrey Buys Dad's Barber Shop From Foreclosure -- Her Stepmother Is Furious

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Jan. 18 2018, Updated 7:11 p.m. ET

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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.

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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."

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He's apparently not taking advice from her anymore, though. Vernon filed for divorce from Barbara on Tuesday.

WSMV Channel 4


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