Oprah and Shonda Rhimes Talk About Their Decision to Never Get Married

Posted on Nov 18 2015 - 12:23pm by Editor



Shonda Rhimes, the creator of some of the most successful shows on television 9Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, HTGAWM), has 3 girls but isn’t married. Oprah Winfrey, who needs no introduction, is also not married but has been living with her partner Steadman for years…

During a sit down with Oprah Winfrey, Shonda said about marriage;

“[It] feels obvious and maybe silly or something to people who are married or people who are older, people who have been through it. But if you’re a woman in your thirties or forties, that’s a big deal. Everybody’s asking you all the time if it’s going to happen … There’s a huge amount of pressure.’m one of those people, since I was 5, I could tell you I was going to have kids. I could tell you I was going to have three. I could tell you they were going to be girls, but I have never wanted to get married. I never played bride. I was never interested. I don’t know what it is; I never wanted to get married.”

“I love dating. I love having boyfriends. I just don’t want a husband in my house.”

Oprah replied;

“I don’t know if I’ve ever said this publicly, but I really wanted to be wanted to be married. I wanted Stedman to want to marry me.”

“The moment he asked me to marry him I was, like… ‘Now I actually have to get married?’ I was supposed to do a book at the same time and the wedding and the book were happening around the same time. We were on our way from the book party and Stedman said he did not want to have his wedding disturbed by all these people asking me about the book (which I ended up not doing),” Oprah says. “I said, ‘OK. All right. So he said, ‘We should just postpone this wedding. I said, ‘OK.’ And that was it. We have never discussed it again.”

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