Reuters Oprah Winfrey with Nelson Mandela, who she described as her friend, mentor and inspiration.
Will talk show icon Oprah Winfrey soon walk the aisle? Rumours suggest wedding bells would soon peal for the highest-paid talk show host in the U.S. as she is set to marry her fiancé of 20 years plus.
Thanks to the emotional journey she and Stedman Graham made in late 2013 for anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral, the two reportedly will tie the knot.
Graham actually proposed to Winfrey in 1992 after six years of dating.
Contactmusic.com quoted a National Enquirer magazine article that said during her time of grief over the death of Mandela, she turned to Stedman for solace.
"It was a spiritual mission and Stedman held her close during the funeral service. He realised right then and there he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Oprah as a married couple," the article said.
Friends of Stedman, a motivational speaker, are encouraging him to once more ask Oprah's hand in marriage on the first month of 2014 in time for her 60th birthday.