Oprah Winfrey has fielded her fair share of questions over the years when it comes to her personal life. One of the more popular questions -– will she and Stedman Graham ever get married?
As Access Hollywood’s Oprah Winfrey exclusive week continues, Shaun Robinson sat down with the TV icon to find out -– once and for all – if a walk down the aisle will ever be in Lady O’s future.
“Will you leave this earth as a never-married woman?” Shaun asked Oprah.
“Yes,” she quickly replied. “Yeah, I think that’s my final answer.”
While it’s a topic on many people’s minds, as it turns out, it’s also something Oprah herself had been pondering.
“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding,” Oprah revealed, referring to the singer’s July nuptials.
“Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this. You need to do it,’” she continued. “And I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?’ And no, I don’t think so.”
But what does Stedman – whom Oprah has been with for nearly 30 years – think about the idea of marriage with his longtime love?
“If you ever interviewed him, he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today,” Oprah said candidly of Stedman. “Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship. And I think it’s acceptable as a relationship, but if I had the title ‘wife,’ I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does.
“First of all, you’ve got to come home sometimes,” Oprah laughed.
Access Hollywood’s Oprah Winfrey exclusive week concludes on Friday, September 27, 2013.
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