The media mogul admitted that she used to find reading untrue stories about herself bothersome — and even turned to Maya Angelou for advice. But Winfrey admitted that she stopped stepping out with longtime partner Stedman Graham to avoid the inevitable stories that would follow the outing. Winfrey and Graham met in at a charity event and have been together ever since. Despite their over 30 years together, Winfrey has previously said the topic of tying the knot was never seriously on the table for the couple. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here.
Oprah explains why she and partner Stedman Graham are not married
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While Trump asserted he'd beat Winfrey , in past years he said the former queen of daytime talk would be his ideal running mate, Business Insider reported. Still, Winfrey's well-received Golden Globes speech , which touched upon the MeToo movement, the free press, and the importance of combatting injustice, has catapulted her name to the forefront of this early presidential speculation. And her longtime partner Stedman Graham's comments to the The Los Angeles Times also helped fuel widespread interest in her political prospects. Graham, who runs management and marketing consulting firm S. Graham and Associates, has been with Winfrey for 32 years. Source: Harper's Bazaar , People. Source: People.
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Oprah Winfrey -- who built a billion-dollar empire persuading everyone from celebs to average Joes to reveal the truth about themselves -- is a big phony when it comes to her own past, an explosive new book charges. Winfrey's relationship with longtime "love" Stedman Graham , her reputed dirt-poor upbringing in rural Mississippi, her rumored lesbian crushes on women such as Diane Sawyer -- all are stories she has manipulated for decades in the name of sensational ratings, according to writer Kitty Kelley's latest unauthorized biography "Oprah. Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Miss. She may not have been well off, but Oprah was relatively "spoiled" as a little girl, her cousin said.
Stedman Graham Jr. He is one of six children. He received a bachelor's degree in social work from Hardin-Simmons University in and a master's degree in education from Ball State University in Graham eventually moved to High Point, North Carolina to establish himself in public relations.