Why Oprah and Stedman quarantined separately

Carla Harmon
March 25, 2020

But just because Stedman was taking all of this lightly, Oprah, 66, was not.

For the record, he's not tested positive for coronavirus either. they are just being extra-careful, and it's only for a couple weeks, right?

In an Instagram Live conversation with the editor of O, The Oprah Magazine on Monday, Oprah Winfrey revealed that she's making her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, self-quarantine in their guest house for the time being.

Some of us had greater concerns, though-namely, Cardi B, who went on Instagram Live to share her conspiracy theory about COVID-19.


Oprah said that initially, Stedman didn't take the coronavirus all that seriously, telling her, "I don't see what everybody's getting so upset about!"

The OWN mastermind took full responsibility for the decision, which she made in part because of Graham's recent travel history. Stedman didn't arrive from Chicago until Thursday and he was speaking in St. Louis on Saturday and he's been on planes'.

She said: 'He was like, 'What's the procedure for coming home?' And I was like, 'You ain't coming in here and sleeping in my bed. You all know I had çç late a year ago and you can still hear the raspiness in my throat sometimes. When you just got off American Airlines!' " she added.

In the video, Oprah, who has been with Stedman since 1986, told some of her 18.2million Instagram followers: 'Stedman is at the guest house.


Winfrey's conversation with Davis came on the heels of her brand-new Apple TV+ series, "Oprah Talks COVID-19", which last week welcomed Idris Elba and his wife, model Sabrina Dhowre, as its inaugural guests.

To be clear, Stedman hasn't tested positive for the virus or shown any symptoms.

"As soon as I heard that Idris was exposed. I was on my way anyway to be with him, I think that was my instinct as a wife", she said.

In the same video, he spoke about "test-shaming", crossing his fingers that a global test would become available for people of all backgrounds. not just the rich. I wanted to know he felt I was worthy of being his missus, but I didn't want the sacrifices, the compromises, the day-in-day-out commitment required to make a marriage work.


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