Stedman Graham On His Relationship W/ Oprah: I Want The Best For Her, I’m Dedicated To Her Happiness
Stedman Graham dropped gems on how he and Oprah Winfrey have stayed together for more than 30 years. The two met in 1986 and have been going strong since then. While their romance has gotten attention as they’ve determined they don’t want to get married, Graham dished on what’s made his relationship with Winfrey work.
While promoting his new book “Identity Leadership,” Graham shared the secrets to the success of their romance.
“The thing about our relationship is I want the best for her. 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 it.”
Graham, who is a successful businessman and educator, added,
“For me, I’ve been able to find my own happiness, and develop my own skills, my own talents, my own abilities and I’m satisfied with that. So, the combination, when you have a good partner that’s able to self-actualize their potential and you’re able to self-actualize yours, one and one equals about six.”
He even said he’s all for her being the next President of the United States.
“You know, you can trust her. Number one, she’s smart, she has a photographic memory, she works very, very hard, so she has the qualifications to do it. And she’s very successful.”
While Graham was ready to speak on his relationship with Winfrey, she once explained why she often keeps their romance out of the spotlight.
“I’ve lived…every other week in the tabloids…..Every time I would get so upset about it, Maya [Angelou] would say, ‘But babe, you don’t have anything to do with that, She would respond with tears, ‘But they’re saying. You know it’s not true. You don’t know what it’s like when people are saying things about you.”
She added that late Angelou often told her,
But you’re not in it. It has nothing to do with you. It has to do with whoever sat down at the computer at that moment. It’s been happening so long, she actually said, ‘Whoever sitting at that typewriter, they’re thinking what can we say this week that’s going to sell some stories.’
Still, Winfrey insisted,
“It’s also why I stopped making as many public appearances with Stedman. Because I realized that every time there’s a new photograph, there is a new story. It’s an invitation.”
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