* She went to great lengths to conceal her "lesbian affairs" -- including hefty payoffs -- and publicly attached herself to Graham to appear more normal to her audience of housewives.* She lavished romantic gifts -- including a diamond toe ring -- on ABC talking head Diane Sawyer."And you'll know when that happens because Oprah will probably have a show on finding your real father," Esters said.Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she will never, ever marry her longtime partner Stedman — despite Tina Turner demanding she walk down the aisle.She was eventually sent to live in Nashville with Vernon Winfrey, who was her mother's former lover and who is listed on her birth certificate as her father.He has been described as the domineering disciplinarian who set her straight."She's become too close to that woman Gayle," he says.King and others in Oprah's entourage worked hard to keep a tight grip on employees in order to keep her out of the tabloids. So oppressive it's frightening." Perhaps the biggest secret of the book is left a secret.
But the talk show queen says she has come to the conclusion that such a union is just not for her.Later, determined to become rich and famous, Winfrey was ready to change her story to her advantage, making sure she cultivated her image as an everywoman, the book alleges.That meant she had to quell rumors about her sexuality.“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding,” Oprah revealed.“Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this.