Nevertheless, her journey to achieve all of these has not been easy as there were many obstacles during the process.Oprah was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA from an unmarried young couple.Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood.She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.Then Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King, seemed to come between them.
“He told her that he either wants a wedding in the very near future, or he’s jumping back into the dating scene.” Oprah and Stedman first hooked up in 1986 and got engaged in 1992.
There are no wedding bells in store for Oprah Winfrey.
The media mogul shot down a gossip report that she and longtime beau Stedman Graham are tying the knot after three decades of dating. Graham, 65, proposed to Winfrey, 62, in 1992 and they planned to get hitched a year later.
Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.
Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.