Many Never Knew The HEART WRENCHING Circumstances STEDMAN’S DAUGHTER Endured

Posted On : February 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham attend a dinner in honor of the Medal of Freedom awardees at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been together for many years. But, because of their longstanding relationship, many people assume Stedman, like Oprah, has never been married and has no children. However, he actually has one daughter – Wendy Graham, 42, whom he had with his ex-wife, Glenda.

Yep, you read that right, Stedman was in fact married prior to dating Oprah. He and Glenda married in 1974, Wendy was born in 1975, and their marriage didn’t last too long after that.

Unfortunately though, years later, their daughter, Wendy, was faced with a major, unexpected tragedy that no one should have to endure…

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Stedman Graham’s daughter, Wendy. Her mother, Glenda, is not pictured.

In 2002, it seemed Wendy was well on her way to the “happily ever after” fairytale ending most women dream about. She was engaged to Sherman Galbreath when tragedy struck while they were on vacation in the Virgin Islands. Wendy was teaching Sherman to swim when things took an unexpected turn for the worst and Sherman drowned to death. According to The Virgin Islands Daily News, the detailed circumstances surrounding Sherman’s death remain unclear, but the accident reportedly occurred while he was learning to swim.

STEDMAN HAD TO HELP HIS DAUGHTER AFTER TRAGEDY

MEYERTON, HENLEY ON KLIP - JANUARY 14: Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham (R) arrive at the inaugural graduation of the class of 2011 at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on January 14, 2012 in Henley on Klip, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images)
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Within hours of the horrific disaster, Stedman arrived in the Virgin Islands by jet, to rescue his daughter. Needless to say, the devastating tragedy was quite difficult for Wendy to recover from, but things are quite different these days.

See where Stedman’s daughter is now, though—>

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