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?
Rumors began circulating last week after a source told , "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.
“Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this.
You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?
But the talk show queen says she has come to the conclusion that such a union is just not for her.