TV legend Oprah Winfrey (66) has revealed she is sleeping in separate houses to her long-time partner Stedman Graham (69) amid concerns over the coronavirus.
Oprah joined an Instagam live stream hosted on The O Magazine’s account where digital director Arianna Davis asked Oprah what social distancing looks like in her household.
“There’s no Stedman in the kitchen,” she said.
“Stedman is in the guest house because you all know I had pneumonia late last year, and you could still hear the raspiness in my throat sometimes when I talk.
‘And I just got off antibiotics last week and so Stedman was late to the party.
“Stedman didn’t arrive from Chicago until Thursday and he was speaking in St. Louis on Saturday and he’s been on planes.’
‘He was like, ‘What’s the procedure for coming home?’ And I was like, ‘You ain’t coming in here and sleeping in my bed. It doesn’t work that way…
‘Social distancing doesn’t mean you can go sleep in a bed with someone after you got off American Airlines.’ We can not play those games.’
Oprah went on to explain that Graham “was one of those going, ‘I don’t see what everyone’s getting so upset about,’” and talked about how the response to the coronavirus was “fear-based.”
As a result, he continued to work and travel until Thursday and found himself following Oprah’s protocol once he finally arrived in California.
Several big-name stars like Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson and Idris Elba have contracted coronavirus in recent weeks.