Winfrey and Graham agreed to postpone the 1993 ceremony, but neither ever mentioned it again."What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself.However, she's been dating her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, since 1986, but they never tied the knot. "I've lost enough weight [that] he can pick me up and carry me to the pool," Oprah joked.
"6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited to my wedding," she wrote on Twitter. "Winfrey and Graham became an item in 1986, and a few years into the relationship, the businessman proposed.
Even then, Winfrey knew she didn't want to tie the knot.
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I couldn't do it." interview in 2013, she explained why their partnership works.
"It's not because I never had time—if I wanted to get married, I could've made the time.
During her interview, the 63-year-old talk show host revealed the reason she never wanted to get married to her boyfriend of 31 years, educator Stedman Graham.
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"The moment he asked me to marry him I was like: 'Oh God, now I actually have to get married?