Then Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King, seemed to come between them.Since the talk show titan encouraged Early Show host Gayle to divorce her cheating husband, William Bumpus, in 1993, rumors have mushroomed that the gals were carrying on a secret lesbian affair."What I realized is, I don't want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself.I couldn't do it." In 2013, shortly after she and Graham attended the wedding of her pal Tina Turner, Winfrey thought they were ready to take the marital plunge, but ultimately felt it would change the dynamic of their relationship."6 people who know me well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited to my wedding," she wrote on Twitter Monday. Oprah makes stripper cameo in Ellen De Generes ‘Magic Mike’ parody "The moment he asked me to marry him I was like, 'Oh God, now I actually have to get married?'" she recanted during a 2015 Super Soul Sunday interview with TV producer Shonda Rhimes.
Oprah Winfrey has opened up to explain why she has never married – she’s not traditional.Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.However, the East Asian may, given the imprecision of genetic testing, actually be Native American markers.After Winfrey's birth, her mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee (April 15, 1900 – February 27, 1963), who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, for which the local children made fun of her.