Stedman Graham says that one of the secrets of his 33-year relationship with Oprah Winfrey is that he & # 39; committed & # 39; is up to the luck of the TV mogul.
The 68-year-old educator, author, motivational speaker and businessman have spoken Ellen DeGeneres on Friday, saying their partnership is so successful because he & # 39; wants the best & # 39; for Oprah, 65.
& # 39; Well, the point of our relationship is that I want the best for her, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I am committed to her happiness, so that is good for her. I want her to be the best she can be, and she did well. & # 39;
Opening: Stedman Graham (L) spoke on Friday 31 May about his 33-year relationship with TV mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, 65, with Ellen DeGeneres (R)
Caring: the 68-year-old educator, author, and motivational speaker said he & # 39; dedicated & # 39; is to Oprah's happiness, adding that he wants her to be & # 39; the best she can be & # 39;
Stedman and Oprah first bet on a charity event in 1986 – the same year that the Oprah Winfrey Show debuted.
Enthusiasts: the happy couple (pictured in 1995) have been together for more than three decades, following a meeting at a charity event in 1986
He explained that in order to maintain a successful relationship – especially when a partner is a well-known media magnate – the two people involved must find their own personal happiness before they can be happy together.
He said: & # 39; So, for me, I have been able to find my own happiness and my own skills, my own talents, my own and I am satisfied with that. I am happy with that.
& # 39; And so the combination – if you have a good partner who is able to actualize their potential and you can update yours yourself, you know, one and one stands for around six, & # 39; he added.
Ellen also asked Stedman his thoughts about Oprah who ran for president – something that many fans started calling for after she gave a spectacular speech at the Golden Globe Awards last year.
Stedman replied that he thinks she would be great at work.
& # 39; Oh yes. You can trust her, number one. She is smart. She has a photographic memory. She works very, very hard, & he said. & # 39; So she has the qualifications to do it. And she is very successful. & # 39;
Considerate: & # 39; I want her to be the best she can be, and she did well & # 39 ;, said Stedman, pictured with Oprah in the & # 39; 90,
Love: & # 39; I have been able to find my own happiness and find my own skills, my own talents, my own and I am satisfied with that & # 39 ;, said Stedman, pictured with Oprah in 2018,
This is not the first time he has opened up to his endless support for his 33-year-old partner.
In 2015, Stedman said he was not threatened by Oprah's incredible successes in life when he appeared in a segment that broadcast on your own network.
& # 39; We want each other to succeed, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I want her to succeed and be as successful as possible, so I encourage that.
& # 39; That is not always easy to do if you are a man in a relationship with a very powerful woman, and so I am not threatened by her fame or her success or her money or all that – that is who she is .
& # 39; It has nothing to do with how I define myself, & # 39; he added.
Although they have been together for 33 years, the couple decided not to marry. Talk to Fashion In 2017, Oprah said she did not think her relationship with the author would be the same if they had made the decision.
She said that marriage was not even an option for the couple, because they were engaged in 1992 and finally decided to cancel.
& # 39; No one believes it, but it's true & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; The only time I mentioned it was when I told Stedman: & # 39; What would have happened if we were really married? & # 39;
Success: Stedman said earlier in 2015 that he was not threatened by Oprah's success because he said: & I want her to succeed and be as successful as possible, so I encourage & # 39;
Happiness: Stedman, shown in 2013 (L) and 2014 (R), said that Oprah & # 39; s successes have nothing to do with how he defines himself. & # 39; That's who she is, & # 39; he said
Partnership: Although they have been together for years, the couple (as seen in 1998) did not cut the knot, as Oprah revealed in 2017, she does not think they would still be together if they had tied the knot
& # 39; And the answer is, "We would not be together." We would not have stayed together because marriage requires a different way of being in this world.
& # 39; His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean to be a woman would have been fairly traditional, and I could not have fit in with it & # 39 ;, she added to.
She also repeated her feelings about the marriage in 2013 and said she made the decision by choosing not to marry.
According to News.com.au, she told Access Hollywood: & If you ever interviewed him, he would tell you that if we were married, we wouldn't be together today.
& # 39; Because he is a traditional man and this is a very unconventional relationship, & # 39; she added.
The host of the talk show also said she had the title & # 39; woman & # 39; didn't want to have.
She explained: & # 39; I find it acceptable as a relationship, but if I use the title & # 39; woman & # 39; I think there would be other expectations for what a woman is and what a woman does.
& # 39; First of all, you sometimes have to come home, & # 39; she added.
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