Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Oprah Winfrey explains why she and Stedman Graham remain unmarried. Pictured: Couple attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images/Jason Merritt

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for three decades and the host has finally explained why they remain unmarried.

According to Winfrey, she and her longtime partner, Graham, never talked about marriage. “Nobody believes it, but it’s true. The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’” Winfrey told Vogue. She revealed that if they did, their relationship would not have lasted.

“And the answer is: ‘We wouldn’t be together.’ We would not have stayed together because marriage requires a different way of being in this world. 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,” the celebrity host said.

Winfrey admitted that she doesn’t have a traditional life. Her relationship with Graham enabled her to influence him with her being non-traditional. She also said the same thing about marriage and Graham in her interview with Lorraine Kelly in 2013.

“It’s not because I never had time — if I wanted to get married, I could’ve made the time. I’m not a traditional woman and I haven’t had a traditional life, and I think that had Stedman and I gotten married, we certainly wouldn’t have stayed married,” Winfrey said (via Hello!) “If you were to ask him, he would say the same thing… He’s a pretty traditional man. I’ve taught him to be non-traditional. But the very idea of what it means to be a wife and the responsibility and sacrifice that carries — I wouldn’t have held that very well.”

Last year, there were rumors that Winfrey and Graham already tied the knot. However, the talk show host immediately shut the reports about her false wedding.

“6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited to my wedding. IT’s NOT TRUE!!” she wrote on Twitter.

In other news, Winfrey revealed that while she is advocating self-acceptance she cannot accept herself if she weighs over 200 pounds. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” host said that being overweight means too much work for the heart. Unhealthy weight can also cause high blood pressure and diabetes. Her family has a history of diabetes and she doesn’t want to risk it.

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