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Oprah buys barbershop
Oprah Winfrey. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images.

Oprah Winfrey has purchased her father Vernon's barbershop.

The media mogul's parent had the men's hair salon in Nashville, Tennessee, and his wife - Oprah's stepmother - is apparently angry about her buying it.

Barbara Winfrey told NBC station television station WSMV-TV: "I know what is going on. I'm tired of it, and I've had enough."

Vernon has run a barbershop for 50 years and it is considered a fixture in his community.

A year ago, he and Barbara bought a new building, refurbished it and moved the business into it.

However, Barbara revealed that they owed the bank $481,000 and that the business was only worth $350,000 before the bank auctioned it off.

Oprah was the highest bidder and completed the sale for $475,000.

In a statement to MSMV, Oprah's spokeswoman confirmed the purchase.

The representative said: "[Vernon] will continue to manage the business of a day to day basis."

Barbara claimed that 80-year-old Vernon is taking bad advice from people, without naming her stepdaughter, Oprah.

Vernon filed for divorce from Barbara this week.