Los Angeles, Jan 1: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey's fiance Stedman Graham is said to be keen to spend a lifetime with her as a married couple.
It's been over 20 years since they got engaged.
The talk show legend originally agreed to 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 Dec 15, reports contactmusic.com.
"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," a source told National Enquirer magazine.
"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 source added.