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Oprah Winfrey, the 59-year-old media maven, recently revealed that she may not be a believer in marriage.
Winfrey recently appeared on Bravo T.V.'s "Watch What Happens Live" with host Andy Cohen. When questioned about her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham. Although Winfrey and Graham have been partners for nearly 30 years, Winfrey admitted that she is not rushing to walk down the aisle and referred to singer Tina Turner who recently decided to tie the knot with her own longtime partner Erwin Bach.
"I don't know if I want to do that. You know why," she questioned Cohen. "It's really good right now. And when you add that 'wife' thing, then it's too much…I was at Tina's [Turner] wedding and she finally did it."
However, Winfrey revealed why she thought Turner tied the knot.
"But she basically did it for legal reasons. She was really hesitant too," Winfrey told Cohen. "You know, she'd been through that Ike thing. She didn't want somebody to be able to control her in any way."
Although the couple was engaged in 1992, Winfrey told People magazine that she would rather have a spiritual union with Graham.
"We're like an old married couple," she told People.
The media maven admitted that Graham does not have the easiest job, dating one of the most successful women in the broadcast journalism field.
"I've seen people crawl over him, push him aside," she told People. "He's learned how to navigate that. That takes a confident man. That embodies who he is."
Winfrey opened up about her first date with Graham 27 years ago.
"We went waterskiing. Stedman tried 28 times [to get up] and wouldn't give up," she told People. " I thought, 'What is wrong with him? Good lord, this is exhausting!' He would not quit."