Oprah Winfrey and her longtime love Stedman Graham are back under the same roof following Stedman’s two weeks of self-isolation upon returning home from his travels.
After 14 days of self-quarantine, Stedman got welcomed back in song with a hug and a kiss from Oprah - who is glad not having to talk to him through a window anymore.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala on October 05, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images.
Two former students from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls cheered Stedman on as he came out of the guesthouse, his home for the last two weeks since returning from Chicago.
Stedman didn’t show any signs of being sick, and he had been speaking in St. Louis before heading back home.
Having been on several planes by the time the importance of social isolation became evident, Stedman decided not to risk Oprah’s health since she already suffered respiratory-related illnesses recently.
“He’s at the guesthouse because you all know I had pneumonia late last year…I had just gotten off of antibiotics last week because I had a bronchial infection,” Oprah explained during an Instagram live with her magazine.
After being together for over three decades, it’s no surprise the couple smiled broadly when they reunited. The pair first met back in 1986, and their support of each other’s dreams kept their relationship strong.
During a segment of “The Oprah Show” back in the day, Stedman explained the dynamics of their relationship and said:
"We want each other to succeed. And I want her to succeed and to be as successful as she possibly can, so I encourage that."
Although the couple became engaged in 1992, they never made it to the altar, and according to Oprah, they wouldn’t still be together had they married.
In 2017, Oprah told Vogue that a marriage between them would never have worked since it requires a “different way of being in this world” and added that she would not “fit into” the traditional sense of being a wife to Stedman.
Meanwhile, as the world grapples with putting an end to the coronavirus pandemic, Oprah Winfrey decided to make a huge donation to help make that happen.
The media mogul announced the news on April 2 and said that she would donate $10 million in total. America's Food Fund will receive $1 million while the other $9 million will be divided among the Boys and Girls Club in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano, Texas.