Stedman Graham is sharing the one secret to his romance with Oprah Winfrey that has helped them stay together for decades.
Even though the couple is usually super private about their long-term relationship, Graham got candid on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about the romance. It is a simple secret that has helped them weather many storms over the years.
“I’m dedicated to her happiness, so that’s great for her and I want her to be the best she can possibly be, and she’s done a pretty good job of doing that,” the 68-year-old author and educator shared.
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Along with being dedicated to Oprah, Graham explained first and foremost that it is imperative for a person to understand his or her own identity before committing to someone else. Knowing your own aspirations is a crucial piece of being able to support a partner. It is all about balance; something Graham thinks he and his lady love have accomplished exceptionally well.
“The combination, when you have a good partner that’s able to self-actualize their potential, and you’re able to self-actualize yours, one and one equals about six,” Graham shared with Ellen DeGeneres.
Relationships are a topic he tackles in his new book, Identity Leadership: To Lead Others, You Must First Lead Yourself. Graham and Winfrey have been dating for 34 years, so maintaining a good romance, especially with a powerful woman, is a subject he knows quite well.
Even though Stedman Graham is getting candid about what makes his relationship with Oprah Winfrey work after all their years together, it doesn’t mean the romance has been without its problems.
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They are like any other couple who chooses to share their lives. He makes it clear they have had difficulties, but their dedication and hard work have helped them during the rough times.
Graham told the talk show host he was on board should Oprah change her mind about running for president. He thinks she would make a great politician, despite her announcing last year that she had no intention of getting into politics.
Fans got a small glimpse into how Graham truly feels about Winfrey, during his interview with DeGeneres. It was a treat to hear his thoughts on what makes their romance work. Those who want to learn more can pick up a copy of his book, which is on sale now at Amazon.