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Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She & Stedman Graham Never Got Married

Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She & Stedman Graham Never Got Married

Oprah Winfrey strikes a powerful pose in her latest shoot for the September 2017 issue of Vogue, on newsstands August 22.

During her interview, the 63-year-old talk show host revealed the reason she never wanted to get married to her boyfriend of 31 years, educator Stedman Graham.

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“Nobody believes it, but it’s true,” she told the mag. “The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’ 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.”

“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,” Oprah continued.

“Live life on your own terms,” she added.

For more from Oprah, visit Vogue.com.

FYI: Oprah is wearing a sweater and skirt by The Row.

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Photos: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue
Posted to: Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham

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  • Wanda M. Holmes

    If my memory serves me correctly if was OPRAH who didn’t want to get married just be engaged.

  • J S

    maybe!