But after a while the balance of power shifted to Oprah.
After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless."It's not because I never had time — if I wanted to get married, I could've made the time," she told host Lorraine Kelly."I'm not a traditional woman and I haven't had a traditional life, and I think that had Stedman and I gotten married, we certainly wouldn't have stayed married. But the very idea of what it means to be a wife and the responsibility and sacrifice that carries — I wouldn't have held that very well." as part of a two-part special this Friday and Monday.• Oprah Winfrey began dating Stedman Graham in 1986, the same year her namesake show launched.• Winfrey and Graham got engaged in 1992, but ultimately decided against marriage."If you were to ask him, he would say the same thing… She also revealed what she considers to be her biggest achievement.