Queen of the chatshow, Oprah Winfrey has defused reports she has split from long-terrm partner Stedman Graham, insisting he is the love of her life.


Winfrey began dating the businessman in 1986, but he has noteably been absent from her side at recent functions, sparking rumours that they are no longer together.


The U.S superstar has also had to fend off the long-running rumours about a same-sex relationship with her best girl friend, Gayle King and is adament that Graham is The One.


She is said to be in of how he has managed to deal with her mass fame over the years and said in a recent TV interview with U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters: "I cannot say that I know of another man on this planet who could have lived this life with such dignity, such grace and such respect and humility and still hold his own and be his own.


"Yes. (He's) the love, the lover, the man, the mate (in my life)."
A Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter will air in America on Thursday