"What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself.I couldn't do it." In 2013, shortly after she and Graham attended the wedding of her pal Tina Turner, Winfrey thought they were ready to take the marital plunge, but ultimately felt it would change the dynamic of their relationship."When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children," Oprah — who is a mother figure to 172 students in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls — revealed. The TV star previously became pregnant at just 14 years old after suffering sexual abuse during her childhood.
Oprah and Stedman are over the moon that Wendy, 40, has found happiness with the 27-year-old Trinidadian.There are no wedding bells in store for Oprah Winfrey.The media mogul shot down a gossip report that she and longtime beau Stedman Graham are tying the knot after three decades of dating. Graham, 65, proposed to Winfrey, 62, in 1992 and they planned to get hitched a year later.All these qualities that she possesses have led her to become one of the most influential people in the world as Vanity Fair Magazine has praised her: "Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope." Despite her enormous wealth and popularity, she remains as a humble and warm-hearted person who continues to be an inspiration for every person.No wonder many awards have been rewarded to her as the token of admiration and honor, including a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1998.