Oprah Explains Why Stedman Is Quarantining Separately In Their Guest House

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When it comes to social distancing, Oprah Winfrey is not playing any games.

While chatting with an editor on Oprah Magazine's Instagram Live, the business mogul revealed that her longtime partner Stedman Graham is quarantining separately in their guest house away from her, their dogs, and two of Oprah's graduates from her school in South Africa.

"He's at the guesthouse, because you all know I had pneumonia late last year...I had just gotten off of antibiotics last week, because I had a bronchial infection," Oprah explained, adding that Stedman was "one of those" who was "late to the party" about understanding the serious nature of the coronavirus pandemic. "'I don't see what everybody's getting so upset about!' That's what Stedman was saying...and that's why Stedman's at the guest house!"

"Stedman did not arrive from Chicago until Thursday, he had been speaking in St. Louis...he'd been on planes, so Stedman is like 'What's the procedure for coming home?' The procedure is...you ain't coming and sleeping in my bed," she continued. "And literally, he goes, 'I'm not?' And I go, 'Have you not been paying attention to the news? Social distancing does not mean you go and sleep in the same bed with the person! When you just got off American Airlines!'"

"My friends say 'Oh, isn't Stedman upset?' He's really not. He's happy to keep me safe," Oprah added.

For the record, neither Oprah or Stedman has tested positive for coronavirus, they are just being extra-careful.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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