If you are related to someone famous from the entertainment industry and moreover, if the relationship is a romantic one, then you are bound to lose your self-identity somehow and get overshadowed even on your own space.
Such is the case of Stedman Graham, the founder, president, and chief operating officer of S.Graham & Associates. The New York Times bestselling author sometimes gets frustrated when the world only knows him as ‘Oprah’s boyfriend’ or ‘Mr. Oprah’.
Stedman Graham Bio: Age, Parents
Stedman Graham was born on 6 March 1951 in Whitesboro, the USA in the local black community. He embraces a mixed Native-American and African-American race.
He grew up with his parents among five brothers and sisters. His father, Stedman Worth Graham was a painter, and his mother Mary Amelia (Jacobs) was a housewife.
During his high school days, Stedman was the best player in the school's basketball team and continued playing even in the Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
Later in 1974, he graduated with a degree in Social Work. He also obtained a master’s degree in Education from Ball State University in Indiana.
Stedman, now at the age of 68, stands tall with a height of 6 feet and 7 inches (2.04 meters).
Stedman Graham Married To Partner Oprah Winfrey?
Stedman met Oprah Winfrey in 1986 at a charity event in Chicago and started dating the same year when The Oprah Winfrey Show launched.
After years of dating, Stedman proposed to Oprah in the kitchen of their Indiana house in 1992. The pair then got engaged. However, the two have always been against marriage. They have been quoting that they wouldn’t be together if they were married.
It's Been 30 Years: Stedman Graham and his partner, Oprah Winfrey at the Oscars at Dolby Theatre in the Los Angeles (Photo: www.billboard.com )
Regardless of their 30-beautiful-years together, they rarely make public appearances, and whenever they do, it becomes a big deal. The couple is one of the longest-lasting relationships in Hollywood. That is most probably because they respect each other’s space and ideology.
The two have no children of their own and have always treated their pets as their kids.
Stedman, on the other hand, has a daughter named Wendy from his previous marriage to Glenda Graham; the union ended on a friendly note.
Stedman also had a three-year relationship with Chicago TV news anchor Robin Robinson after his divorce to his former wife and before he met his current partner.
Stedman Graham’s Net Worth
The accomplished writer has published 11 self-help, motivational and business books and including two New York Times bestsellers. The public speaker on the subject of Identity served four years in the U.S. Army. He also played professional basketball in the European League.
His net worth is estimated to be $10 million as compared to his longtime partner, Oprah’s $3.2 billion.