There's no debate that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most powerful women in the world.
Dubbed the "Queen of All Media," Oprah rose to fame through her popular talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, but now her multi-billion empire includes her own production company, a magazine, books, a radio show, a line of frozen meals, a charitable organization, and a school for girls.
The former talk show host has had so many incredible achievements over the years, including receiving the President's Medal of Freedom, honorary degrees from Duke and Harvard, as well as being ranked as one of the wealthiest (she is North America's first and only multi-billionaire black person) and most influential women in the world. But despite all of Oprah's accomplishments, there are people who can't seem to look past the fact that she has never been married and has no children.
Oprah, 63, who has been in a steady 30-year relationship with her long-time partner, Stedman Graham, has always made it clear that she had no desire to be a wife or start a family.
The entrepreneur previously discussed why her relationship with Stedman wouldn't work had they been married in an interview with News.com.au.
"If you ever interviewed him [Stedman], he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today," Oprah said back in 2013. "Because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional [SIC] relationship."
"I think it’s acceptable as a relationship, but if I had the title ‘wife,’ I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does," she continued. "First of all, you’ve got to come home sometimes," she jokingly added.
As for being a mother, Oprah recently opened up about her choice to not have kids in an interview with Good Housekeeping U.K, and her explanation could finally help nip the speculations in the bud.