Oprah Winfrey steps out with partner of 33 years in rare date night

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham have been pictured out together in a rare date night.

The 65-year-old businesswoman, actress and chat show host usually flies solo on the red carpet, but at the opening gala for Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta she was accompanied by her partner of 33 years.

Oprah and Graham even recreated a classic ‘prom pose’ with the 68-year-old businessman standing behind Oprah with his hands on her waist.

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Oprah - who Forbes estimated to be worth $2.7 billion (£2.2 billion) - looked elegant in a simple, fitted navy blue dress with long sleeves, a v-neckline and fishtail skirt. Graham wore a balck suit and tie with a white shirt.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 05: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images)

The couple have been together since 1986. They were engaged to be married in November 1992 but the ceremony never took place.

Oprah told Essence Magazine in 2003, "The truth of the matter is, had we gotten married we wouldn't be together now, because in no way is this a traditional relationship."

A May 12, 1995 file photo shows talk show host Oprah Winfrey and her partner, Stedman Graham, arriving at the 1995 Essence Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Clark Jones, File)

Stedman, who runs an educational marketing and consulting firm and has published several self-help books, told Ellen DeGeneres in May this year that he was happy for Oprah for being such a huge global success.

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He said: “The thing about our relationship is I want the best for her. So, I'm dedicated to her happiness, and so, that's great for her,' he said. 'I want her to be the best she can possibly be, and she's done a pretty good job of doing that.'

“So, for me, I've been able to find my own happiness and to find my own skills, my own talents, my own abilities, and I'm satisfied with that. I'm happy with that.

“The combination – when you have a partner that's able to self-actualise their potential, and you're able to self-actualise yours, then you know, one, and one equals about six.”

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