Stedman Graham Reveals How He & Oprah Winfrey Keep the Spark Alive in Their 33-Year-Long Relationship

Being in a relationship with a celebrity can be intimidating, especially if your significant other is Oprah Winfrey. Stedman Graham has been in a relationship with the television personality, actress, and entrepreneur for over 3 decades. Yet, they manage to keep their spark alive.

Last Friday, author and educator Stedman Graham appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about how his relationship with Oprah is just as good as when it started.

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

In his book titled “Identity Leadership”, the author described how one should recognize their identity, their aspiration and define themselves on their own terms. Only then would they be able to support their other half.

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

The phase of discovering yourself and supporting your significant other has taken his relationship with the star thriving for over three decades.

NO PLANS TO TIE THE KNOT

The couple almost got married once, but they’ve made it clear that they’d never marry!

“Well, the thing about our relationship is, so I’m dedicated to her happiness, so that’s great for her and I want her to be the best she can possibly be and she’s done a pretty good job of doing that,” Graham, 68, told Ellen on the show. “And so for me, I’ve been able to find my own happiness, my own skills, my own talents, my own abilities and I’m satisfied with that. I’m happy with that.”

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

The “dedicated to her happiness” line brought a huge cheer from the audience acting as a survey on its effectiveness.  “So the combination — when you have a good partner that is able to self actualize their potential and you’re able to self actualize yours,” Graham quoted a lesson from his book.

Talks of Oprah running for president in the 2020 elections were also brought up during the show and even though the talk show host decided against doing so, Graham expressed that she’d be a great president. 

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey. | Source: Getty Images

“You know, you can trust her, number one, she’s smart, she has a photographic memory, she works very, very had, so she has the qualifications to do it,” he told DeGeneres. “And she’s very successful.”

The author really preached what he practiced with his statements regarding the TV star. His dedication to Oprah’s happiness reflected on his passionate description.