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.And I was like, "Hey, people are gonna f--king die in my country. "She took that photo of me, but she was just like, 'I can't talk to you because you're crazy and you're a terrorist.' And I'm like, 'I'm not.Like, please pay attention," the songwriter recalled. I'm a Tamil and there are people dying in my country and you have to like look at it because you're f--king Oprah and every American told me you're going to save the world.""When I got signed by Interscope, he [Diplo] literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label and it was the corniest thing in the world that could possibly happen," she shared.
She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.Though criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, Her mother, Vernita Lee (born c. Winfrey's biological father is usually noted as Vernon Winfrey (born 1933), a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born. A genetic test in 2006 determined that her matrilineal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.However, Mississippi farmer and World War II veteran Noah Robinson, Sr. Her genetic makeup was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, and 3% East Asian.I couldn't do it." WATCH: Oprah Winfrey Says Stedman Is Doing Weight Watchers to 'Stay Healthy' -- He 'Doesn't Care About Losing Weight' After 30 years together, Oprah and Stedman are still keeping the romance alive. Last week, the Queen of Talk shared with ET a sexy tip that she'll be sharing with her guy.