Oprah Winfrey Addresses Rumors Of Wedding Plans With Stedman Graham
For years Oprah has been outspoken about her decision not to wed, but a recent Star Magazine report quoted a source who claimed she’d had a change of heart after realizing Stedman never really asked her for much:
“Oprah was making breakfast for Stedman when he casually made a joke about getting married, and it suddenly dawned on her how Stedman has never asked her for anything or pressured her in any way, and how she’s been able to do whatever she wants. That’s when Oprah connected the dots and realized it was her turn to show how much she cares about what he wants. I heard she said ‘yes,’ and Stedman couldn’t believe it. He thought she was joking with him!”
Must have been pretty convincing stuff because Lady O had to take to Twitter to shut down the rumors:
Too bad for Stedman, riiiiiight?
Oprah revealed her reasons for not marrying Stedman in a Super Soul Sunday interview with Shonda Rhimes last year. The couple got together in 1986 and Graham eventually proposed after a few years, but Oprah knew marriage just wasn’t for her Via E! News:
“The moment he asked me to marry him I was like: ‘Oh God, now I actually have to get married?'” Winfrey and Graham agreed to postpone the 1993 ceremony, but neither ever mentioned it again. “What I realized is, I don’t want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself. I couldn’t do it.”
Listen, she got mooooney! And an empire. It’s hard to have it all.