Oprah Winfrey seems to have abandoned her aging father when he needs her the most. Instead, she is spending her time with celebrities and building up her billion dollar empire.
The 83 year old Vernon Winfrey has come out and claimed that his daughter only talks to him twice a year!
“We talk on the phone maybe a couple of times a year — on her birthday [January 29] and my birthday a couple of days later [Jan. 31]. We’ll talk for about 20 minutes,” Vernon stated.
Unfortunately, Vernon’s friends have passed away in recent years and now he spends his days alone at home, watching football by himself.
Furthermore, Oprah’s father was left with a hearing problem and a limp by the Korean War and is forced to earn his living in his barber shop, where he charges only $15 a haircut.
“Oprah could change everything with a day’s paycheck, but she only does the bare minimum to help him out,” stated a source.
“It’s sad to see Vernon struggle in such basic conditions, pretty much squalor. He scrapes by, but it’s barely a living.”
“He’s a proud man, and doesn’t like to say it, but he’s struggling to cope and feels like he’s been cut off.”
“Oprah lives in a huge mansion in California where she trucks in water just to keep the grass green, yet he’s still cutting hair in a working-man’s barber shop.”
Vernon’s dying wish is to visit one of his daughter’s many mansions, especially the beautiful 1,800 acres one in Hawaii.
“I told her I’d like to come and see it before I’m too old to travel,” Vernon said.
“But it’s not just a matter of calling her up and telling her I’m coming. She could be anywhere at any given time.”
“I have six different guys I used to play checkers with, all a year or two older than me, but they’re deceased,” said the elder about his loneliness.
“So now, I look forward to Thursday night football, and Sunday night football. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve fallen in love with my bed. I just enjoy laying there.”