She has a lot of favorite things — but is marriage one of them? Rumors were flying this weekend that Oprah Winfrey and longtime partner Stedman Graham got married this weekend. But when you get married to someone, it's a big deal; usually, you remember what went down — and according to the billionaire, she wasn't there for it.
Apparently, these wedding rumors graced the cover of STAR magazine, according to Today, which included a guest list and other details of the rumored nuptials. The 62-year-old media mogul put the buzz to rest pretty quickly with her tweets. "6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited to my wedding," she tweeted. "IT's NOT TRUE!!" A newlywed — let alone newly-engaged bride — would be a little more excited to be congratulated about tying the knot, so we're assuming that her tweet is her bond.
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On the subject of marriage, however, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman stands strong on not wanting to get married. In 2015, The Huffington Post reported that while there was a time she "wanted Stedman to marry me," she is totally fine going on as partners rather than husband and wife.
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Stedman, 65, who is an author and businessman, actually did propose 20 years ago, but Winfrey explained that she said yes — but a book deal caused them to put it on hold. "We have never discussed it again," she said. And she seems true to her words, as her career comes first in her eyes.
"What I realized is, I don't want to be married," Winfrey said. "Because I could not have the life that I created for myself — I knew that I couldn't do it."' And since the wedding appears to not have gone down — and will not be happening any time soon — it's safe to say that after 30 years in their relationship, the status quo seems to be working quite well for the couple.