Tonight, Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes — and while the talk show host and actress gave an inspiring speech, all eyes were on her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham.
The 66-year-old businessman is Oprah's biggest fan, and even before the couple made it to the award show, he was giving the Wrinkle In Time star a big hug before she headed out for rehearsals. Seriously, every girl needs a Stedman in their life. Of course, Oprah made sure to shout out her partner in her speech, calling him "my rock." However, despite their three-decade-long romance (they have been together since 1986), they remain unmarried — and for good reason.
“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?’” she told Vogue magazine last year. “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.”
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
She continued, “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.” They might not have exchanged rings but they continue to prove their love on and off the screen and Twitter was loving it. "Stedman is a true gentleman and Oprah’s hair is magnificent. Goodnight," one viewer wrote on the social media platform about the couple before another added, "Looking for my Stedman." Same girl, same.
Now, the question remains. When Oprah becomes president, will Stedman be the First Boyfriend or First Partner?