Oprah Reveals the Real Reason Why She's Never Married Her Boyfriend of 30 Years

August 14, 2017Aug 14, 2017

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous television hosts, and recognizable figures, in the world. She is known across the globe for her TV show and for her generosity with fans.

Most of her fans also know that she has had a boyfriend for over 30 years. Stedman Graham has been seen by Oprah’s side for as long as people can remember.

Many have wondered why she has never chosen to marry Stedman. Now, in a surprising interview, Oprah has finally opened up about why they have never been married.


Fans were surprised to learn that Oprah and Stedman both believe they would have been divorced had they ever been married. The couple both thinks they wouldn’t be together today if they would have officially "tied the knot."

"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 an interview with Vogue. "And the answer is: 'We wouldn’t be together.'"


Oprah said marriage requires a different level of interacting with each other and existing in the world. She also thinks it wouldn’t have allowed her to have the life she wanted for herself.

"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. What I realized is, I don’t want to be married ... because I could not have the life that I created for myself.”

What do you think about this? Do you agree with her views on marriage? Let us know in the comments section of our Facebook page! Also, be sure to read our other article about a country music megastar who had to stop his concert and was rushed to the hospital recently.

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