Barbara Winfrey, former stepmother of Oprah Winfrey, addresses Williamson County General Sessions Judge Ernie Williams on Monday while Nashville attorney C.K. McLemore, who represents Winfrey‚??s Overground Railroad LLC, which owns the property, looks on. / Kevin Walters / The Tennessean
Barbara Winfrey, 66, who is divorced from Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon Winfrey, now has two months to leave the $1.4 million Laurelbrooke home the TV talk show legend bought for her father and stepmother after they married in 2001. The Laurelbrooke house and an adjacent vacant lot were kept in the name of the limited liability company Overground Railroad, started by Oprah Winfrey.
Since her divorce from Nashville barber Vernon Winfrey was finalized late last year, Oprah Winfrey's attorneys have told Barbara Winfrey that she must leave the home.
She had faced eviction within the next 10 days.
Monday morning, General Sessions Court Judge Ernie Williams' suggested Barbara Winfrey could be given more time.
"The court is certainly aware of your situation," Williams told Barbara Winfrey. "I'm trying to do what I can for you, OK?"
Nashville attorney C.K. McLemore, who was representing Oprah Winfrey's interest, said the eviction would be extended by 30 days.
Late Monday afternoon, Nicole Nichols, spokeswoman for Oprah Winfrey, said Barbara Winfrey would be given a 60-day extension.
Oprah Winfrey offered to give her former stepmother another house, but Barbara Winfrey has refused to move.
Records show Vernon and Barbara Winfrey lost ownership in 2012 of an East Nashville development which included his barbershop, along with property Vernon Winfrey owned and a house Barbara Winfrey owned on Chateau Valley Lane.
Oprah Winfrey's Phoenix Trust II paid $475,100 to buy the three properties in 2012 after they had fallen into foreclosure.
As part of the divorce proceedings, Nichols said, Barbara Winfrey was offered the home on Chateau Valley in Nashville "free and clear" to live with her family and she chose not to accept it.
Barbara Winfrey said the sticking point of the Chateau Valley deal included signing a confidentiality agreement about Oprah Winfrey, which she refused to do.
"The next offer was to sell the residence on Willowbrooke Circle and split the proceeds equally, which (Barbara Winfrey) also turned down," Nichols said last week.
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