reveals that Courtney Shelton – the 36-year-old daughter of Stedman’s sister Anita – is shopping her book to literary agents in a bid to get it on to bookshelves, a publishing source exclusively told “I was very shocked at the picture she painted of her family,” the source said.
“She describes – in a written pitch – Stedman’s ‘abuse’ toward his family and how Oprah turned a blind eye to everything!
PHOTOS: Oprah: Through The Years “She also claims some members of her own family treated Stedman’s daughter from a past marriage very badly.” Stedman, a motivational speaker, became engaged to marry Oprah in 1992, but the pair never wed and now say they share a “spiritual union.” , on newsstands now, tracked Courtney down in Atlanta to ask her about her book, and she confirmed she’s been shopping it around to “a select number of agents,” but has yet to strike up a deal.
50 Of Hollywood’s Juiciest Confessions While Courtney did not elaborate on the book’s mysterious contents, she said of 60-year-old Oprah: “At first, I just thought she’s my uncle’s girlfriend – but she wasn’t good for the family.
The media frenzy made our problems much worse than what they really were, and she did nothing to help us.” As for Winfrey’s camp, an insider told : “It’s a betrayal because Oprah and Stedman did nothing to bring this on, but they obviously can’t control the actions of his family.
“Oprah had always been close to Stedman’s family members and never turned ‘a blind eye.’ When Wendy had some drinking problems in 2008, Oprah helped place her in a rehab facility.
PHOTOS: Hollywood Housekeepers & Assistants Tell All — 31 Scandalous Secrets Of The Stars “And before his mom passed away in 2010, Oprah and Stedman would often visit her at her home in New Jersey.
When Stedman was honored a few years back in his hometown, Oprah came out and encouraged the rest of his family to be there.
Oprah Winfrey has been questioned for decades now on the status of her relationship with Stedman Graham, whom she’s been dating for nearly 30 years.
She’s now finally breaking her silence on why she has ruled out marriage in her future. '”But she revealed she did accept his proposal and they planned the wedding for the year 1993, around the same time she was supposed to do a book.“The wedding and the book were happening around the same time,” she explained, and Graham didn’t want the “wedding disturbed by all these people asking me about the book (which I ended up not doing).”“I said, ‘OK.
During an interview she conducted with Shonda Rhimes for OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, Winfrey talked about this personal subject she’s never discussed before.
She revealed she almost married Graham over 20 years ago, but they postponed the wedding and it was never brought up again.“I don’t know if I’ve ever said this publicly, but I really wanted to be wanted to be married to,” she told Rhimes, Huffington Post reports.
In the years following the postponement, Winfrey came to a big realization: “I don’t want to be married.” Her reasoning is because “I could not have the life that I created for myself” and also be a wife.
Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively that Stedman Graham's only child, daughter Wendy Graham, married an engineer named Bradley Kerwin Greene in March - and the couple had a beautiful baby girl named May.