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Ah, Oprah. Is there no greater force of pure good in this world than this benevolent billionaire? Yeah, probably, but who cares? The lovable media mogul consistently nurtures our souls with her book club picks, recommendations for off-the-shoulder cashmere cowl neck sweaters, and her line of hearty soups and sides.
And just this week Oprah blessed us once more by providing the internet with some insight into what her perfect date nights with long-time partner Stedman Graham entail.
Oprah answered a series of questions from fans on her O, The Oprah Magazine Instagram account on Thursday, most of which were posted in her highlights. But her response to the question, “What is the perfect date night with Stedman?” was pure magic.
Oprah explained that she’s a wonderful cook — and I mean, of course she is! — and that Graham absolutely adores anything she makes, even when it’s something as simple as an English muffin. So her go-to date night move is to surprise him with dinner. But she doesn’t make just anything for dinner. There are two things in particular that Oprah makes to seal the deal, so to speak.
“My favorite date night is to make him black-eyed peas and cornbread as a surprise for dinner,” Oprah said.”Honey, hush. That’s all you need. Little black-eyed peas, cornbread. That’s it. Perfect date night. Me cooking and then it’s on.”
And then it’s on! Oprah, you’re making me blush!
Oprah’s saucy hint is about as subtle as a dick joke in a Judd Apatow movie, but it’s also very sweet. Graham and Oprah have been together since 1986 — more than 30 years, according to Harper’s Bazaar. We should all hope to be so lucky.
It’s nice to know the couple manages to keep the passion alive with the aide of soul food among other things, I’m sure.
Thank you for letting us in, Oprah.
Oh, and if you’re feeling a little inspired, you can check out Oprah’s recipes for spicy black-eyed peas and classic southern cornbread currently up on her website. We don’t know that these are the recipes in question, but it couldn’t hurt to give them a try.