Oprah Finally Dishes on the Real Reason She Never Married Stedman

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Oprah Winfrey (L) and Stedman Graham attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Oprah Finally Dishes on the Real Reason She Never Married Stedman

The talk show queen drops gems about her 30 year partnership.

Published August 15, 2017

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham 30 year ring-less union has remained a mystery up until now. The talk show OG recently revealed to Vogue why we’ll probably never get to see a Oprah Winfrey wedding special on OWN or anywhere else for that matter.

One upon a time, Oprah admitted that she "wanted Stedman to want to marry" her, and he even he popped the question in the early 90s. However, a book proposal go in the way of wedding bells, they eventually dropped any plans altogether.

"Nobody believes it, but it’s true. The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’" she recalled in the interview with Vogue. "And the answer is: 'We wouldn’t be together.'"

"We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world," the 63-year-old said. "His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that,"  she  continues.

Her advice? "Live life on your own terms." *snap snap*

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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