Oprah Winfrey will never marry fiance. Oprah Winfrey never intends to marry fiance STEDMAN GRAHAM, as his proposal was guarantee enough their relationship is serious. The talk show host doesn't see the point in marrying her partner of 17 years, but she insists he did ask. Winfrey says, "A piece of paper does not define a life. I always knew that was not the answer for me. "I was like most women though. I wanted a man who, I wanted to know he did want it. So I'm telling you, after he proposed, I was over it. "I do believe that had we gotten married, we would not be together today. The traditional role of marriage would not work in this relationship."In other news the chat show hostess had JOAQUIN PHOENIX so nervous about promoting new movie WALK THE LINE on the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, the talk show queen had to coax him onto the stage.

The actor - who plays JOHNNY CASH in the new biopic - tried to back out of the chat, because he feared vomitting on TV.

Oprah, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the show, tells US TV show Extra, "Nervous is not the word. He was a wreck. I've never seen nervous like that before.

"I had to go in the green room, and literally said to him, 'You don't have to put yourself through this.' He said, 'I think I'm going to throw up.'"

Tagged in