After 31 years with the businessman, Oprah still has no desire to put a ring on it — but that wasn’t always the case.
"I wanted Stedman to want to marry me," the 63-year-old media mogul has revealed on her show . "I was like, 'Oh God, now I actually have to get married?
because I could not have the life that I created for myself.” She has no regrets about that.
In fact, she told Vogue that she's learned an important lesson by refusing to walk down the aisle — to just "live life on your own terms." Of course, no matter how clear she is about those terms, rumors about marriage continue to pop up.
In fact, in the early '90s, he popped the question.
But after a book proposal delayed their plans, they dropped the subject altogether. The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married? "And the answer is: 'We wouldn’t be together.'" And she completely agrees with him.
His latest rant comes after the 51-year-old said that his relationship with the talk show queen ended abruptly when she threw him out while he was away for work.
'Every time Oprah would come to talk to me, the other girl was still standing there, giving the appearance that I was tying to pick her up and as if I were the one initiating everything.'Chevalier believes that Stedman had planned it all.'Stedman's plan - 'he knew what the target was' - worked,' he said.'Stedman won the battle!Oprah Winfrey Reveals Whether or Not She'd Ever Run for President Oprah Winfrey Reveals Joan Rivers Once Criticized Her for Gaining Weight on 'The Tonight Show' See the Most Expensive Things Ever Featured on 'Oprah'!Oprah Winfrey believes her now 31-year relationship with Stedman Graham would've fallen apart if they'd ever gone down the aisle together.'The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman: "What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?In the wake of Donald Trump's election, she'd sat down with - as the O article described them - 'ten women from both sides of the political divide' in a diner, where they'd have a conversation meant to 'hash out our nation’s future.'She's since gossiped to this new 125th anniversary issue of Vogue: 'One said: "I’ve never been this close to a Trump supporter." I go: "Not that you know of, maybe."'Quoth Oprah: 'By pressing the conversation in such a way that people could hear each other’s stories without them being politicized, I was able to get those women from different backgrounds to begin to actually hear and feel for each other.'She's quipped: 'By the end of that two and a half hours, I could have gotten them to sing Kumbaya for With laughter, the Kosciusko native's reminisced that 'I thought I was going to create a network that was Super Soul Sunday all day long. I thought I was going to bring this spiritual consciousness– care about that,' as she's said, adding a bit later on in her recollections that 'America is not ready to be awakened in that way!'Though she'd wanted to be the 'Anthony Bourdain of spirituality,' traveling 'all over the world' to provide 'a look at spiritual consciousness,' she ultimately realized that ''You need snackable spirituality - snackable, digestible moments in an entertaining format, so people can receive it,' in her description.Oprah Winfrey's ex-lover Reginald Chevalier clearly has an axe to grind.This time the Los Angeles-based producer - who claimed he had a four month fling with her in the early Eighties - is blaming Oprah's current partner Stedman Graham for their split.Now the former talk-show titan is explaining the simple reason why marriage has never been part of their partnership.There was a time in the past when Oprah admitted that she "wanted Stedman to want to marry" her, and he wanted that, too.Before they even met, her slovenly date stuck out in the well-dressed crowd causing Maggie to joke to herself about how unfortunate it would be should she have to "endure a meal with this creature." As (bad) luck would have it, Maggie did end up enduring a meal with the hirsute man whose table manners she described as being "something special," proving once and for all that dating isn't a perfect science no matter the decade.Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for more than 30 years without ever saying "I do" to each other — and they plan to keep it that way.