Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful black women in the world, and her life has become an example for a lot of youngsters out there. The 65-year-old American media executive and talk show host has had her fair share of ups and downs in her personal life and career, but she never fails to move forward. Currently, Winfrey is worth over $2.7 billion, which makes her one of the richest media personalities alive. Winfrey has lived her life in an exemplary way and fans are proud of her goals and achievements over the years.
Winfrey has been involved in different relationships in the past, and the earliest relationship she got into was in High School with Anthony Otey. However, after many years of being in Wong relationships, Winfrey finally met Stedman Graham. Initially, the duo got engaged and fixed a wedding date in November 1992. Sadly, the ceremony never took place and fans began to wonder what could have happened with the couple.
Winfrey's past relationships were nothing to write home about as she was abused in most of them, but it seems like meeting Graham was her saving grace.
The couple has together for over 40 years and have no legal document binding them. This may be very difficult to hear, but Winfrey's explanation in a revealing interview gives a lot of explanations.
Winfrey who was profiled by O Magazine, revealed that she never wanted a marriage from the beginning, but she wanted to hear the question. According to her, this was the only way she could tell that Graham really wanted her.
"I wanted to know he felt I was worthy of being his missus, but I didn't want the sacrifices, the compromises, the day-in-day-out commitment required to make a marriage work.
Millions of fans all over the world k ow that Winfrey's career is her priority, and she does not intend to back down for anything. Although she is not married to Graham and hasn't been for forty years, the lovers have shown that they do not need a marriage license to be in love and loyal to one another.
When asked how she and Graham could stay together, despite her being in the spotlight, Winfrey's answer was simple. In her response, she mentioned that her relationship with Graham worked perfectly because he built an identity for himself, outside being her boyfriend.
Another amazing thing about this couple is that they were not exactly attracted to each other the moment they met. This is quite hard to believe because they have been together for 40 years and have so much love for each other, but it is true.
Oprah Winfrey disclosed that her first thought about Graham was that he was nice and kind, but nothing about him swept her off her feet and that is shocking. Moving on, she mentioned that she also thought that he was a player, but today, she is glad that she opened up to him.