Oprah Winfrey loves a good story—but not every work of fiction is a must-read.
The 62-year-old TV titan and Stedman Graham are not planning a "dream wedding" or a "$4 million honeymoon," contrary to a tabloid report. Rumors began circulating last week after a source told Star, "Oprah was making breakfast for Stedman when he casually made a joke about getting married, and it suddenly dawned on her how Stedman has never asked her for anything or pressured her in any way, and how she's been able to do whatever she wants. That's when Oprah connected the dots and realized it was her turn to show how much she cares about what he wants. I heard she said 'yes,' and Stedman couldn't believe it. He thought she was joking with him!" To Winfrey's surprise, some of her friends believed the report, so she set the record straight Sunday. "6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited to my wedding," she wrote on Twitter. "IT' s NOT TRUE!!"
Winfrey and Graham became an item in 1986, and a few years into the relationship, the businessman proposed. Even then, Winfrey knew she didn't want to tie the knot. "The moment he asked me to marry him I was like: 'Oh God, now I actually have to get married?'" she recalled during a 2015 Super Soul Sunday interview with Shonda Rhimes. Winfrey and Graham agreed to postpone the 1993 ceremony, but neither ever mentioned it again. "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."