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Oprah Winfrey paid for father's divorce

Posted on Nov 13, 08:38AM | IANS

Oprah Winfrey agreed to foot the bill when her father Vernon Winfrey filed for divorce from his spouse Barbara.

Vernon Winfrey, 79, decided to break up with Barbara, his wife of 12 years, after becoming sick of her spendthrift ways and after confiding his fears to his daughter's long-term partner Stedman Graham, Oprah stepped in to help.

"One day when Stedman was in town for a speaking engagement, I told him over dinner what was going on and that I didn't know how I was going to handle it but I wanted out of my marriage," contactmusic.com quoted Oprah as saying.

"He asked if I needed help and I said 'Yes I believe so'. He immediately told Oprah and she told me to hire attorneys and she would take care of it," he added.