More than many other stars, stories about Oprah have dominated the rags for decades. The “marriage bombshell” that Oprah and Stedman were “Ready to Wed After Dating for 30 Years”: This one came out two years ago.
All the way back in 1990, a relative received a paycheck from the for breaking the news that she had a baby at the age of 14. They’re in a fake romance because the world won’t accept her closeted homosexual relationship with her bff Gayle King.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for more than 30 years without ever saying "I do" to each other — and they plan to keep it that way.
Now the former talk-show titan is explaining the simple reason why marriage has never been part of their partnership.
REUTERS/Fred Prouser REUTERS FSPOprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham arrive on the red carpet for the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington, December 5, 2010.
Winfrey, former Beatle Paul Mc Cartney, country music legend Merle Haggard, Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman of "Hello Dolly! Jones are being honored in this year's instalment of the annual lifetime achievement nods.
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.’” However, she then admitted, “It’s also why I stopped making as many public appearances with Stedman — because I realized that every time there’s a new photograph, there’s a new story.It’s an invitation.”“I picture it,” she continued, going on to imagine the inner workings of a tabloid. Talk show host and actress Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 54th annual Emmy Awards September 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, relaxes with companion Stedman Graham at the Governor's Ball following the show.This is the third People's Choice Award Winfrey has received.The People's Choice is a show to recognize the public's favorites as determined by polling.Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images WHITESBORO, NJ - AUGUST 30: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the 20th Reunion Festival August 30 ,2008 in Whitesboro, New Jersey.(Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 4: (AFP OUT) Oprah Winfrey, one of the 2010 Kennedy Center honorees, arrives with Stedman Graham for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the United States Department of State December 4, 2010 in Washington, D. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.He played college basketball at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and graduated in 1974 with a degree in social work. Oprah,hi I’m using my mum’s phone to dot my comment.He also attained a master’s degree in education from Ball State University in Indiana. “I took to my bed and cried for three days,” Winfrey said in 2007, describing herself as “devastated. Betrayed.” This one, from 2009, was about how she had three years to live. She’s gone public with very personal things about herself — that she smoked crack cocaine in her 20s and that she discovered she had a long-lost half-sister — to beat the mags to the punch. She set the record straight in some cases — like the one with her so-called “secret son” in 2015. Second to Oprah’s weight, the favorite topic of the tabs is her relationship with Stedman.