Oprah and Stedman have been together since they first started dating in 1986. The two even became engaged in 1992, though they never officially tied the knot.
“The truth of the matter is, had we gotten married we wouldn’t be together now, because in no way is this a traditional relationship,” the icon told Essence Magazine in 2003. And in 2013, she told Access planned to leave Earth as “a never-married woman” in an interview. “Yes, I think that’s my final answer.”