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Oprah Winfrey to Finally Wed?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Engagements, Rumors,

Stedman Graham and OprahOprah Winfrey's fiance is preparing for them to finally marry, more than 20 years after they got engaged.

The talk show legend originally agreed to Stedman Graham's proposal in 1992 after six years of dating and he is now planning to ask her a second time, spurred by an emotional trip to South African political figure Nelson Mandela's funeral on December 15.

"It was a highly emotional journey for Oprah, who loved Mandela and everything he stood for. During this time of grief there was only one person in the world she turned to - her Stedman. 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," a source said.

Friends have been urging motivational speaker Stedman to ask Oprah to marry him again on her 60th birthday, this January. "Stedman feels the two are soul mates, they've lasted together this long and should finally make it official. Stedman also realized that when their days end, he wants to be buried next to Oprah and knows that will only happen if they wed," the source added.


Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 Years Old

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Breaking News, Obituaries,

Nelson MandelaThe force behind the South African anti-apartheid revolution and the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has passed away at 95 years of age today.

After having spent three months in the hospital for a lung infection, Mandela was being treated at home for his illness.

Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, released a statement confirming the news: "Our nation has lost its greatest son... What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves... Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell."

Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years, helped lead South Africa away from white-minority rule in the 1990's with peaceful resistance. For this, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and has since become an icon in the fight for racial equality.

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