Sisters are doin' it for themselves! Starpulse reports that Oprah and Angelina are on the top of The Hollywood Reporters Power lists. Oprah ranks on top of the entire list and Angelina takes the top slot on the list of actress, with Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts listed as a close second and third.
What does this have to do with relationships? Plenty! These are two women who have famously defined love in completely different, unexpected ways and have taken flack for it for years. Oprah has never been married and claims she will never be married, enjoying her long-term relationship with Stedman Graham. When Larry King asked Oprah if she and Stedman were getting married in 2001, Oprah replied, "I don't know the answer to that question. For the past 15, 16 years the answer has been no . . . I will say that our relationship has gotten . . . increasingly better over the years in terms of us bonding and supporting one another . . . It was only important to me to be wanted enough to be married."
Angelina, on the other hand, has been all over the place. Between dabbling in bisexuality and multiple partners, she has been married twice: once to Johnny Lee Miller and the other time to Billy Bob Thornton. Both ended in divorce. Now she’s found a loving relationship with Brad Pitt and the two have six children together. Angelina has generally avoided the conversation of marriage when it comes to she and Brad tying the knot, saying that reporters should "Ask Brad that question." YourTango recently reported that Brad admitted that the two would get married if their children decided it was important to them.
This is proof-positive that truly successful people have to define what happiness means for them, not what everyone else thinks it might mean. Having it all means defining for yourself exactly what you want out of a relationship and then finding the person who matches your definition. If the concept of a partner is more important than the marriage contract, then find someone who shares this ideal. Commitment is defined between two people, not the rest of the world and success is purely defined by you. Whatever your definition is of a successful life and a successful relationship, go out and get that. Life is too short to play by anyone else's rules.