Talk show host, and one of the world’s most influential women, Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she will never, ever marry her longtime partner Stedman – despite friend, Tina Turner demanding she walk down the aisle.
Oprah and Tina have been friends for years, with Oprah attending the singer’s wedding back in July.
But the talk show queen says she has come to the conclusion that such a union is just not for her.
When asked if she would leave earth as a “never-married” woman, Oprah made her feelings very clear.
“Yes,” she told Access Hollywood. “Yeah, I think that’s my final answer.”
Tina exchanged vows with German music producer Erwin Bach at Lake Zurich, Switzerland. And the romantic affair made Oprah wonder if she and partner Stedman Graham should tie the knot.
“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding,” Oprah revealed.
“Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this. You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?’ And no, I don’t think so.”
Oprah admits if she and Stedman had got married, they probably wouldn’t have lasted.
According to Oprah, her relationship with Stedman is so unusual it wouldn’t have fit within the confines of such a union.
“If you ever interviewed him, he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today,” Oprah said of Stedman. “Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship.”
Oprah goes on to explain that she couldn’t be a wife because the word holds responsibilities she doesn’t feel capable of handling.
“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.