This is the reason Oprah rarely talks about Stedman anymore

March 8, 2018

If you've noticed, not only has Oprah not talked about Stedman publicly for a while but she also stopped making as many public appearances with him. And it's not because their relationship is on the outs, it's because people can't stop speculating that it is! Maya Angelou counseled her to let it go, but she couldn't. Oprah says she was so bothered by phony tabloid stories that she made an effort to clam up about her partner and not pose for as many pictures together. She realized that a new photo was also a new opportunity for someone to fabricate a story.

Wouldn't you have thought Oprah could care less what anyone might write about her? She always seems so calm and self-possessed; it's interesting to see that even after all this time in the public eye, it's still bothersome to her. I like that she's figured out a way to deal with it that seems to work. We all have things (usually at work) that bother us and are out of our control so I like the idea that even though we can't control everything, we can control how we respond to it.