This is the reason Oprah has never married her partner of 31-years

By Stephanie Nuzzo August 15, 2017

Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but it’s certainly not for everyone. 

Media mogul and iconic TV personality, Oprah Winfrey has opened up about the topic of marriage and why she and her partner of 31 years, Stedman Graham have never decided to wed. In the chat with Vogue, she revealed that she and Graham would not have stood the test of time if they had married:

“We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world,” she told Vogue. 

“His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that,” Winfrey said.

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Having said that, the former talk show host told the mag that she and Graham simply never discussed the option of getting married:

“Nobody believes it, but it’s true.”

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Vogue went on to ask Winfrey, “What has not getting married taught you about women in our society?” She simply replied:

“Live life on your own terms.”

Quite the message, no?  

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