Oprah: Stedman Gives Me Space

Winfrey reveals the secret to her successful relationship with her longtime beau and confesses which interview made her nervous

By Cristina Gibson Dec 08, 2008 10:14 PMTags

What's the secret to being in a successful relationship with a powerhouse like Oprah Winfrey?

Heads up, guys: "They need to learn how to give us our space," she dished to E! News' Jason Kennedy when asked what men need to know.

Winfrey was just named the most powerful woman in Tinseltown by the Hollywood Reporter and celebrated her status at a breakfast for honorees.

"I happen to be with a man who has always appreciated the fact that I was...considered a powerful person," she added of her longtime beau, Stedman Graham. "[He's] not trying to crowd in on it, not competing with it. He knows how to hold his own."

So who's the only male celeb Oprah got nervous about interviewing?

Michael Jackson, during a live round-the-world broadcast way back in 1992, says the big O.

Can't say we blame her. Next up for Oprah? She's off to D.C. for the inauguration to see her other favorite man these days, Obama, and to shoot her show on Capitol Hill.