Image: Oprah Winfrey after weight loss."I'm excited that other people are bringing in their friends and family members because it's been my philosophy forever that life is better when you share it," she said on Good Morning America.
The 62-year-old media mogul and Weight Watchers ambassador/investor said having a program partner has been crucial to her success. Since Oprah lost 30 pounds of weight, she has never stopped crediting her partner of three decades, Stedman Graham, for the amazing transformation. She confessed he’s helping her keep up with the challenges on her weight loss journey.
The talk show host who will be in an upcoming mega-church drama Greenleaf and in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks said on a conference call to Weight Watchers members, which aired on the GMA segment, “We do hold each other accountable.”
“He kept asking me what every point was, and I said, ‘Why don’t you just join?’” she said on the call, adding, “For me, it’s so much better when other people are also counting points.”
Weight Watchers is launching its new “Better Together” campaign in which it is encouraging members to bring family members and friends on board, GMA reported.
As part of that campaign, Oprah hopped on the phone with six fellow points counters to swap tips on weight loss.
Following her commitment to weight loss and the selfless contributions she made offering help to people in need, the philanthropist became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers last year. In a promotional video released this January, Oprah confirmed she had lost 26 pounds.
She and Graham have been together since 1986, but largely keep their relationship out of the spotlight. The couple were engaged in 1992 but never wed, and Winfrey later said in an interview she doesn’t believe she’ll ever marry.
“I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding,” she explained in 2003. “Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this. You need to do it.’ And I was just thinking, ‘Well, okay, would things really be different?’ And no, I don’t think so.”