Is Oprah Winfrey marrying for ratings?

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    After more than 25 years of relationship purgatory, it looks like Oprah Winfrey and her under-the-radar boyfriend Stedman Graham are finally ready to take their relationship to the next level and tie the knot, but there’s a catch.

    The National Enquirer has reported that, in a move made famous by Kim Kardashian, the wedding will be televised in an effort to save the free-falling Oprah Winfrey Network from a disastrous year-end loss (said to be upwards of $140 million!).

    In addition to all-access coverage of the ceremony, OWN plans to make a multi-part series on the bride and grooms’ activities leading up to the wedding and is even flirting with the idea of filming the honeymoon, which is believed to span the globe.

    Stedman, 61, has always appeared supportive of the 58-year-old Oprah and will be rewarded for his unrelenting loyalty with a $100 million pre-nuptial agreement, according to reports.

    It has not been confirmed whether or not Oprah plans on changing her name, but industry insiders believe she will keep her name as is in order to remain consistent with the network, which bears her initials.

    The wedding will reportedly take place in fall of 2012, according to The National Enquirer and is expected to rival anything the world has seen on television to this point. Viewers will even have a chance to enter to win an all expenses paid trip to the ceremony.

     

    See photos of Oprah and other Black talk-show hosts below.

    —Jacob Rohn

     

     

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