Oprah: ‘I’m Gonna Leave This Earth As A Never Married Woman, And I’m Okay With That’

Rucuss staffSeptember 30, 2013

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t mind attending weddings.

But don’t expect the talk show queen to tie the knot. Oprah makes it clear that marriage is not an option for her and beau Stedman Graham. The couple have been together for 27 years and they are happy with the way their relationship is.

Oprah admits in a recent interview with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson that she had married Stedman, they probably wouldn’t have lasted. Oprah said her relationship with Stedman is so unusual it wouldn’t have fit within the confines of such a union.

Check out excerpts from the interview below.

Robinson: Will you leave this earth as a never married woman?


That’s your final answer?

“You’re good. You didn’t just come with no red carpet questions. That’s my final answer. I think it’s really interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding because Tina [said], ‘Oprah, you need to do this.’ Well it took [her] until 75 to do it. Now you’re telling me I need to do it. I was just thinking, would things really be different? I don’t think so. I think my final answer is I’m gonna leave this earth as a never married woman, and that’s really okay with me. Stedman would tell you Shaun, if you ever interviewed him, he would tell you [that] had we married, we would not be together.

Really? Why is that?

“Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship. I think it’s acceptable as a relationship, but if I had the title ‘wife,’ hmmmm. I think there would be some other expectations of what a wife is and what a wife does. First of all you gotta come home sometimes.*laughs hysterically* I think it’s time for this interview to end.

Ain’t nobody gonna hold it down at home for Oprah like Stedman. Even the best dude out there isn’t built to be with Oprah. He’s been there from the start and has seen her go through almost ever major change in her career. At this point, the ring and title isn’t necessary is it?”

Watch the interview below.

Photos via GistExpress.com and Ontheredcarpet.com


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