Rumor: Oprah Plans Upcoming Televised Wedding With Stedman To Boost OWN Ratings?


Oprah hates losing. And with her OWN Network consistently failing in ratings and in funding, the media mogul may just have to go to extreme measures and pull a Kim Kardashian for television. Confused? Click after the break. 

The National Inquirer is reporting that Oprah plans to stage an elaborate televised wedding to her longtime love Stedman Graham in hopes of boosting OWN.

Oh and Stedman gets something out of it too.

According to the gossip mag, the big O offered her beau a staggering $100 million “prenup” to go along with the scheme.

The National Inquirer source explains:

The 58-year-old media mogul shared her bombshell idea with Stedman, 61, her boyfriend of more than 25 years, a few weeks ago at her estate in Califor­nia, a friend of Stedman’s revealed.

“It was a beautiful afternoon and they were walking hand-in-hand in her gardens,” disclosed the friend. “Oprah said, ‘There’s something I really need to ask you, Stedman.’

“She began to break down cry­ing, saying she had made a mess of OWN. Then Oprah looked at Stedman and said, ‘You’ve always been my knight in shining armor. Will you finally marry me?’

“Stedman was absolutely floored and a little shell-shocked, but he didn’t hesitate and joked, ‘I thought I was the one who asked YOU – 20 years ago! What’s the big rush all of a sudden?’

“They both laughed and hugged, and he began wiping away the tears from her eyes. He said to her, ‘You know I’d do anything for you, Oprah. You’ve always been my girl.’”

The friend also revealed that over dinner that evening, Oprah stunned Stedman when she told him she was planning on giving him a $100-million “prenup” for becoming “Mr. Oprah Winfrey.”

“Stedman told her, ‘You’re way too generous,’ but then joked, ‘Is this why you’ve waited all these years – because you didn’t want to change your name to Oprah Graham?’”

According to the source:

“Stedman plans to present Oprah with a very special engagement ring that was given to him by his late mother Mary before she died. It’s a small diamond, but he knows that the sentimental value will make her feel proud to wear it.”

The TV insider added:

“By marrying Stedman she can not only give viewers a TV event that will rival the royal weddings, but also months of programming cov­ering everything from shopping for her gown and choosing the wedding site to selecting the food and band – everything down to en­graving the invitations.

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