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Oprah Winfrey Gay Rumors True or Not? Is Oprah Winfrey Dating Gayle King?

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Over the years, is Oprah Winfrey gay or not is one of the most asked questions about the media mogul. So, what is her sexuality? Is Winfrey, an American talk show host and television producer gay or straight? Further, Winfrey’s close-knit relationship with Gayle King has long been the subject of rumors for years now.

People started to explore more about their relationship after her stepmother Barbara said that Oprah and Gayle are a gay couple. Further solidifying the prolonged speculations, Oprah’s decade-long best friend King said “I’m gay” during a segment of “CBS This Morning” with Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose. Let’s find out the truth in the article below!

Is Oprah Winfrey Gay? What is Her Sexuality?

Oprah Winfrey isn’t homosexual. She is straight and has been in a relationship with her male partner for several decades now. Despite being in a long-term relationship with her partner, Winfrey has, however, still been a part of several rumors about her sexuality.

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Oprah Winfrey isn’t gay.

But the fact is Oprah isn’t gay or lesbian. Talking about sexual orientation, the veteran TV host told ABC News,

“I’m not a lesbian … I’m not even kind of a lesbian.”

She continued,

“And the reason why it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I’m lying. That’s number one. Number two … why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life.”

What is The Relationship Between Oprah and Gayle King?

As said above, Oprah and Gayle King are super-closed friends for several years now. However, along with their years-long friendship, they have long been the subject of several speculations about their reported homosexual romance. So, have Oprah and Gayle ever been in a gay relationship?

The answer is NOT!  They have never been a homosexual or lesbian couple. The true friends first met while working at the local Baltimore television station in the 1980s. At the time, both of them were in their 20s. They have since been a pillar to each other professionally and personally as a friend.

Oprah’s Step-Mother Barbara Claimed That King and Winfrey Are Gay Couple

Although neither The Oprah Winfrey Show host nor her long-time friend King has ever addressed the rumors, Oprah’s stepmother Barbara Winfrey claimed that Gayle and her step-daughter Oprah are indeed a gay couple.

She said of the two,

“If it’s not more than friendship, they’re giving every appearance that it is.”

In the same interview with Mail, Barbara also said something bizarre about Winfrey’s relationship with her partner Stedman. She claimed that She never saw Oprah kissing her long-term partner Stedman nor holding his hands throughout her 14 years of staying with them.

Oprah Winfrey’s Friend Gayle King Said She Is Gay

Further sparking rumors about their gay relationship and sexuality, Oprah’s friend King made headlines in 2014 when the media personality said “I’m gay” on Wednesday’s episode of “CBS This Morning” with Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose.


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She was first talking to Rose about choosing best mates and then said,

“I’m just kidding. I’m gay.”

King in another interview with TV Guide said,

“In the beginning, it used to bother me. Like, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t want people to think I’m gay — I’m trying to get a date!’ But now I don’t care. I’ve given up trying to figure that out. At this stage, if you still think that, it’s on you.”

Who is Oprah Winfrey’s Partner?

Oprah Winfrey’s partner is Stedman Graham. The two are secretly dating since 1986. In 199, the duo also got engaged to be married but their wedding ceremony never took place. Stedman is a businessman and public speaker.

On the other hand, her best friend King was previously married to her husband named William G. Bumpus.


Is Oprah Winfrey Gay?

Oprah is straight. She is currently in a relationship with her partner Stedman Graham.


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