22 Iconic Photos Of Oprah And Stedman's Love Through The Years

Lauren Porter Jan, 09, 2018

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Oprah Winfrey and her longtime love Stedman Graham graced the cover of ESSENCE together in June 1989. We love everything about this, including the fact that they're still enjoying their version of happily ever after today.

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The couple began their love in 1986 and ever since, they've been one of the cutest couples in Hollywood!

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Oprah once described Stedman as being very "kind and supportive," and that's remained true throughout the duration of their relationship!

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The media mogul has nicknamed her beau, "honey-graham" and we can't think of a cuter moniker!

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On one of her biggest nights, Stedman was of course by Oprah's side to cheer her on. 

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Ok, Oprah! We see you with your fur and your boos!

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"The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we have actually gotten married?” Oprah once told Vogue about why she never tied the knot with her longtime partner.

“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.'"

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Over the years, fans have pondered why the lovebirds never walked down the aisle but for Oprah, the answer is simple. 

"But what I realized is, I don't want to be married," she has said. "Because I could not have the life that I created for myself. I couldn't do it."

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During Oprah's biggest achievements, Stedman is always there to cheer her on--that's what love and support are all about! 

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What a throwback this is!

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Isn't the couple just darling!

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There is no denying that Oprah and Stedman are one good looking pair. 

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For nearly 30 years, these two have definitely been and always will be red carpet cuties!

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Look at how they look at each other! Just L-O-V-E!

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At the 2002 Primetime Emmy Awards, Oprah looked darling and Stedman looked dapper as she took home the Bob Hope Humanitarian honor. 

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Through thick and thin, Stedman has always had Oprah's back and that's special!

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There's so much joy in their relationship. It's written all over Oprah's face!

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While receiving her Kennedy Center Honor in 2010, Oprah and Stedman were all smiles on the red carpet. 

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Oprah is a pretty lady in pink and we're sure Stedman would agree!

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Aww, how cute are they! 

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Lady O can always lean on Stedman because that's the way love goes!

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At the 75th annual Golden Globes, Oprah and Stedman were side by side during the evening and he proudly cheered his longtime love on as she made history (again!) as the first African American woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award.