In a recent interview, Oprah talked about marriage and her relationship with Stedman Graham. According to Winfrey, not getting married has helped their relationship.
Oprah Winfrey is still a happily single woman despite dating her partner Stedman Graham for 26 years.
Addressing a jam-packed crowd at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur, India, where she is filming the show “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the former talk show queen said she’d be divorced by now had she tied the knot. “I am not the marrying kind,” she said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I know that in a country like India where women have arranged marriages that turn into love, it may seem like a mystery as to why. But if we [referring to Graham] were married, by now we would be divorced.”
Oprah’s comments come as no surprise to those who’ve been following her love life and career over the years. She once said of Graham, “Here is someone who is willing to stand in and stand up for you. And that is love.”
Oprah’s comments really intrigued me. As a single, but attached, woman who may want to get married one day, I have ponder whether or not I am the “marrying type.” To me, the “marrying type” isn’t as simple as being able to cook or be domestic. Marriage is an act of selflessness. A promise to dedicate yourself to creating a new life with another person. I consider it a big responsibility. So I can see why Oprah would feel the way she does, especially as a celebrity. However, as someone without Oprah’s fame, money or problems that come with fame and money, I actually like the idea of marriage and I couldn’t see myself spending almost 30 years with someone without it.
What do you think? What makes a person the “marrying type”?