The pair, who are rarely photographed together dined at the ABC Kitchen in New York City.
Just days ago, Oprah spoke to CBS This Morning and she admitted that she made some mistakes by taking on her OWN network too soon (click here if you missed that).
At 58, Winfrey realizes that life is short and you have no success without failure. In the recent issue of “O” Magazine, the talk show maven looks back on her youth and pats herself on the back for a job well done in a letter written to her younger self.
She starts the letter with “Dear beautiful brown-skinned girl… “
In the letter, Oprah addresses her 25 year old self, whom she poses alongside on the cover of the recent issue.
She also references a photo of herself at aged 19 perched on a wall outside Nashville’s WLAC-TV where she was became the youngest and the first black news reporter.
‘You’re proud of yourself for getting the job,’ she writes about her new employment, ‘but uncertain you’ll be able to manage all your college classes before 1 and arrive at the station by 1:30 for a full day’s work.’
She also addresses how her boyfriend felt at the time about her getting such an important gig.
Surprisingly though, given her incredibly drive and success, what is on her mind in that moment is entirely typical of any young woman her age: her boyfriend.
She adds: ‘Even so, your biggest concern is how to manage your love life with Bubba. Yes, you are dating someone named Bubba.’
Recalling that she had taken him to see her workplace that day, Oprah assures her young self that though he seemed unimpressed, he was in fact intimidated.
She writes: ‘You don’t know this, though, because you can see yourself only through his eyes. ’A lesson you will have to learn again and again: to see yourself with your own eyes, to love yourself from your own heart.’ READ MORE
I wonder where ol’ Bubba is today? Doesn’t really matter though… because Miss O has her Steadman by her side through thick and thin.
Through her many success and heartbreaking failures, Steadman has been there holding it down, solid like a rock and never blocking her shine.
I’ve actually witnessed how Steadman’s presence calmed the “superwoman” during one of the toughest moments of her life, the taping of her very last Oprah Show. Steadman was seated near the stage but far enough for Oprah to keep her eyes locked on HIM when she was giving her emotional farewell.
My heart melted when every time it seemed she was about to break down, he’d throw up a lil thumbs up and mouth a few words and she would smile.
I write all that to say that every “Oprah” needs a “Steadman”…
The May edition of O Magazine hits newsstands April 10th