The talk show host doesn't see the point in marrying her partner of 17 years, but she insists he did ask.
Winfrey says, "A piece of paper does not define a life. I always knew that was not the answer for me.
"I was like most women though. I wanted a man who, I wanted to know he did want it. So I'm telling you, after he proposed, I was over it.
"I do believe that had we gotten married, we would not be together today. The traditional role of marriage would not work in this relationship."