Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for a long time, so why they are not married has been the subject of several conversations.

In a revealing new interview, Oprah finally revealed why she accepted Graham’s proposal in 1993, but never officially got involved with him, and why they might never marry. Oprah Winfrey became frank about her relationship with Graham when she graced the cover of the February 2020 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. She said:


In 1993, the moment after I said yes to his proposal, I had doubts. I realized that I didn’t really want a marriage. I wanted to be asked. I wanted to know that he thought I was worth his missus, but I didn’t want the sacrifices, the compromises, the daily commitment needed to make a marriage a success. My life with the show was my priority, and we both knew it.

He and I agree that if we had made the marriage knot, we would no longer be together.

Interesting to note is that Oprah and Stedman both feel that they were not walking down the aisle was the best decision they could have made. “He and I agree that if we had made the marital knot, we would not be together,” she said.

Oprah also remembered that she thought Graham was a “player” when she first met him.

I thought he was nice enough, but I wasn’t that impressed. He was polite, yes and friendly. The kind of man who’s with a sick friend. Certainly tall and handsome. But actually too handsome, I thought, to be interested in me, “she wrote. “I thought he had to be a player. All my producers did the same. They warned me not to get involved with that Stedman guy.