More than 20 years since they became engaged, Oprah Winfrey is finally set to tie the knot with her long-time love, Stedman Graham.
The talk-show legend originally agreed to Graham's proposal in 1992 after six years of dating and, according to a source, 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," the source told National Enquirer magazine.
"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."
Friends have been urging motivational speaker Stedman to ask Winfrey, together left, to marry him again on her 60th birthday this month.
"Stedman feels the two are soulmates. They've lasted together this long and should finally make it official," the source added. "Stedman also realised that when their days end, he wants to be buried next to Oprah and knows that will only happen if they wed."