' And the answer is: 'We wouldn't be together.' We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world."And the 'Selma' actress added that Steadman - whom she began dating in 1986 - has a very "traditional" view of a married household, which Oprah insists she would never "fit in" with.
Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: "His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that."Meanwhile, earlier this year, Oprah admitted she has no regrets about never having children, as she doesn't believe she would have made a good parent. I have the patience for puppies, but that's a quick stage!
Winfrey has been dating Stedman Graham, 62, since 1986 - longer that most Hollywood marriages.
#Captain James," she captioned the photo, which shows the former talk show host and her love each holding up crabs and smiling on their date.
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.
"If you ever interviewed (Graham), he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today.
"I think it's acceptable as a relationship, but if I had the title 'wife,' I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does.
First of all, you've got to come home sometimes," Oprah laughed.