"That's not always an easy thing to do when you're a man in a relationship with a very powerful woman, and so, I'm not threatened by her fame or her success or her money or all of that—that's who she is.
Oprah Winfrey -- who built a billion-dollar empire persuading everyone from celebs to average Joes to reveal the truth about themselves -- is a big phony when it comes to her own past, an explosive new book charges.
"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.
Graham & Associates—a management, marketing and consulting firm that specializes in sports—said, After more than two decades together, the public continued to question why Stedman and Oprah never walked down the aisle.
However, Oprah made it clear that the relationship was better off as is because the mogul's lifestyle and Stedman's expectations for a wife did not match up.
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.
* 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.
As a teen, Winfrey was a wild child, promiscuous to the point of prostitution, her relatives said.
When Oprah Winfrey gave her powerful acceptance speech for the Cecil B.
De Mille award for lifetime achievement at the 2018 Golden Globes Sunday night, all eyes were on her, including those of her lifelong partner, Stedman Graham.
“If you ever interviewed him, he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today,” Oprah said, according to au.“Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship.” Stedman supported Oprah as she was honored with the Cecil B.
De Mille award at the 2018 Golden Globes Sunday night as he typically does on red carpets.