Expert Blog Compelling advice, stories, and thought-provoking perspectives straight from YourTango's lineup of Experts to you

Stedman Defends Oprah Against The Ungrateful


Oprah Winfrey's longtime partner Stedman Graham doesn't think we appreciate her enough.

One would not think that Oprah Winfrey would need a man to speak up for her, or that that man would be Stedman Graham, longtime partner or not. 10 Famously Unwed Couples

But maybe we are wrong. Maybe we don't really understand Oprah. Maybe we've never really gotten her at all, least of all appreciated her for all that she has done for us these past 25 years during her golden reign of daytime talk. Oprah's Relationship Advice

Stedman certainly doesn't think so, especially those ungrateful Chicagoans who are ever-so-fortunate to share a home with his lady.

"A prophet has no honor in its own town," Graham said, adding:

"I really don't think they appreciate her. I don't think they understand the value of who she is as a human being and what she's done," Graham said of Chicagoans in an interview with WFLD-Channel 32 news last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"I'm just saying from an insider's point of view that I don't think she gets her just due based on who she really is and what she's done for the Chicagoland area. It's home for her, and it's just natural for people to kind of take her for granted — until you leave. … [Source: UPI]

OK, Stedman. That came out of nowhere. What is expected of us? Shall we bow down and eat locusts for the chosen one?

Photo via Fame Pictures.


Expert advice

If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up.
Several key behaviors stand out in order to help couples create a healthy relationship.
It seems like you can't do anything right.

Explore YourTango