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They say, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!’

Oprah Winfrey and her man Stedman Graham have been together for 27 years and holding each other down longer than most marriages inside and outside the industry, however marriage is not an option for these two.

During her recent sit-down interview with Shaun Robinson of  Access Hollywood, Oprah made it clear that she and Stedman are going to be on that “life partner” status forever…and that’s her final answer.

Will you leave this earth as a never married woman?


That’s your final answer?

*laughs* 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 every major change in her career. At this point, the ring and title aren’t necessary, are they?

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