'" she recanted during a 2015 Super Soul Sunday interview with TV producer Shonda Rhimes."What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself.Winfrey has been channeling her inner foodie while promoting , the new film she produced with Steven Spielberg starring Helen Mirren.In a Facebook Q&A, she opened up about bonding with her partner of 28 years over meals.Because he's a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship.I think it's acceptable as a relationship, but if I had the title 'wife,' I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does," she told Access Hollywood at the time.
It doesn't matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20.
She told Access Hollywood that their relationship was stronger because they never said "I do".
"It's interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner's wedding," Winfrey said. You need to do it.'" "I was just thinking, 'Well, OK, would things really be different? "If you ever interviewed him [Stedman], he would tell you that had we married we would not be together today because he's a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship," she added.
In fact, the famous talk-show host admitted that they've only talked about marriage once during the course of their relationship.
"The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, 'What would have happened if we had actually gotten married? "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.