★ What is Gossip Cop? Find out!

Oprah Winfrey Buys Dad’s Barber Shop

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates



Oprah just bought her dad’s Nashville barber shop in a foreclosure sale.

The talk show legend purchased Vernon Winfrey’s store after he and his wife Barbara (Oprah’s stepmother) were unable to pay back the bank on the property.


They bought and renovated the new building last year, moving Vernon’s 50-year barber business into the location.

Thanks to Oprah’s intervention, her father will now be able to “continue to manage the business on a day-to-day basis,” according to a spokesperson for Oprah.

But Barbara Winfrey, whom Vernon filed to divorce on Tuesday, is not happy.

She says Oprah “doesn’t care about the community” and expresses concern that Vernon Winfrey is not fully aware of the decisions he’s making.

Check out the news report confirming the deal below.

Follow @GossipCop on Twitter!

Like us on Facebook!


WSMV Channel 4


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. Styleite
  4. SportsGrid
  5. The Mary Sue
  6. The Maude
  7. The Braiser
CloseSubscribe to Gossip Cop's newsletter: