Can’t you just hear that picture? “WOOHoooOOO!” Oprah’s excited because Stedman Graham has finally finished his fourteen days in quarantine. While she’s spent the last two weeks livin’ it up mansion-stylez, 69-year-old Stedman’s been stuck in their ramshackle Santa Barbara guesthouse. But it’s his own damn fault. He waited too long to self-isolate, and was traveling for work as recently as March 19th. Huh, never knew Stedman was such a rebel.
After announcing that Oprah’s donating $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts, O Magazine posted a video of her reunion with Stedman. The gals cheering are two former students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls:
In case you can’t click on that vid because your boss (the cat) is staring over your shoulder (using your back as a scratching post), Oprah teases Stedman by saying, “I bet you appreciate us more now”. He responds with, “I appreciated you before, honey”. Awww. Now let’s do that once more for the close up, this time slower and with actual emotion.
And even though Stedman is shaking his head and saying, “Free at last, free at last!”, Oprah insists his quarantine wasn’t so bad. via People:
Throughout his quarantine, Graham still got plenty of quality time with Winfrey, as she brought him breakfast and dinner daily and they had “love chats” through the window.
“My friends say ‘Oh, isn’t Stedman upset?’ He’s really not. He’s happy to keep me safe,” Winfrey said.
I’ll bet the Sted Man was just fine squatting in a guest house bigger than ten of our shitty apartments combined. But now he’s forced to return to the main mansion, where he’ll join those two cheering girls, a fleet of staff, Gayle (?), and one poor family secretly holed up in a deserted ballroom in the East Wing. They come out at night and live off the scraps they find in the dumbwaiter. It’s all very Parasite (a movie I read the Wikipedia plot summary of).