While Stedman hasn't tested positive for the virus, and doesn't show any symptoms, the pair decided that both of them staying in lockdown for the time is the best policy.
She told Oprah Magazine's digital director Arianna Davis that 'He's at the guest house, because you all know I had pneumonia late a year ago....
O says she's more at-risk because she had pneumonia late previous year and just recently got off meds following a bronchial infection. but it's still mostly Stedman's fault he's not able to be by her side now.
Winfrey also discussed how she's been keeping busy during the quarantine; her quaran-streaming picks include The Crown and Self Made, starring Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker. "I had just gotten off of antibiotics last week, because I had a bronchial infection", she said, adding that her partner didn't take the public health threat too seriously initially.More news: The first one-on-one debate between Biden and Sanders
She said: 'He was like, 'What's the procedure for coming home?' And I was like, 'You ain't coming in here and sleeping in my bed. Social distancing does not mean you go and sleep in the same bed with the person!
Oprah Winfrey's partner has moved into their guesthouse.
'Social distancing doesn't mean you can go sleep in a bed with someone after you got off American Airlines.' We cannot play those games'.More news: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and other celebrities share coronavirus PSAs
Though the couple said they miss each other, Winfrey contended on Instagram live that he isn't "upset" about the arrangement.
The mogul joined an Instragam live stream hosted on The O Magazine's account where digital director Arianna Davis asked Oprah what social distancing looks like in her household. "He's happy to keep me safe", Winfrey added.
The actor recently revealed that he and his wife Sabrina Dhowre tested positive for COVID-19. Get well soon, Idris and Sabrina! "He and I agree that had we tied the marital knot, we would not still be together", Winfrey explained. "I think that's an instinct as a wife". Lady O has been bringing him breakfast and dinner. "I made the decision to want to be with him and still touch him".More news: Apple updates Siri for coronavirus questioning