Oprah Quarantined Beloved Dog Sadie in Guest House Just Like She Did With Stedman Graham

It appears Stedman Graham wasn’t the only one who had been exiled to Oprah Winfrey’s guest house early this year.

Back in March, the media mogul revealed that she made Graham self-quarantine under a different roof to ensure she wouldn’t contract the coronavirus (COVID-19). But it turns out that she made her beloved dog, Sadie, quarantine in the guest house as well after becoming worried that the pup might have contracted the virus.

Oprah Winfrey
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How many dogs does Oprah have?

Oprah has had over 20 dogs throughout the years, many of whom she’s sadly lost.

Longtime fans will likely remember one special pup who rarely left Oprah’s side: her beloved cocker spaniel, Sophie, who sadly passed away in 2008.

“One of my greatest teachers is my dog, Sophie,” Oprah said during a 2014 episode of Oprah’s Life Class. “Sophie lived for 13 years and came to work with me every day. Was there for every show, was backstage at the Oscars, at the Emmys, was waiting in the car if I went to the gynecologist.”

Since she doesn’t have children, Oprah looks at her dogs as her kids and showers them with an abundance of love, which they give right back to her.

“Over the years, I have felt the truest, purest love — the love of God, really, I imagine that’s what God’s love feels like — is the love that comes from your dog,” the media shared.

Today, Oprah has five fur babies — including golden retrievers Luke and Layla, cocker spaniel Sadie, and springer spaniels Sunny and Lauren — who she often gushes about.

Why did Oprah quarantine her cocker spaniel, Sadie, in her guest house?

If you’re a loyal fan of Oprah’s, then you are likely well acquainted with her beloved cocker spaniel Sadie.

Oprah adopted Sadie in 2009 after she visited PAWS, a no-kill animal shelter in Chicago. ​While doing a cover shoot at the shelter, the adorable pup caught Oprah’s eye, and she immediately fell in love.

“Right before we shot the photo…she had licked my ear and whispered, ‘Please take me with you,'” Oprah wrote in the June 2009 issue of her magazine. “Out of all the pups in that picture, Sadie was the one I felt an instant connection with.”

Since then, Sadie has rarely left Oprah’s side. However, they did separate for a few days back in May 2020.

While speaking on her magazine’s Instagram Live show The OG Chronicles (via Evening Standard), Oprah revealed to best friend Gayle King that Sadie was quarantining in her guest house because she feared the pup might have contracted the coronavirus.

“She’s in the guesthouse for 14 days, because she had an eye infection and went to the vet,” Oprah explained. “The vet removed her mask during the visit – and while no dogs have been diagnosed with the virus yet, lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo did test positive.”

But Sadie likely didn’t self-quarantine in Oprah’s guest house alone.

The former talk show host’s longtime fiancé, Stedman Graham, was also quarantined for two weeks after returning home from a work trip.

Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey
Stedman Graham and Oprah Winfrey | Michael Kovac/Getty Images

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“Stedman did not arrive from Chicago until Thursday, he had been speaking in St. Louis… he’d been on planes,” Oprah said during an interview with Oprah Magazine’s Arianna Davis on Instagram Live back in March. “So Stedman is like, ‘What’s the procedure for coming home?’ The procedure is… you ain’t coming and sleeping in my bed!”

Oprah continues to take extra health precautions until the virus is over

Like many people, Oprah continues to take extra precautions to ensure she doesn’t contract the virus.

In addition to quarantining inside her home and limiting contact with others, the media mogul has also canceled all of her plans for the rest of the year, including O Magazine‘s 20th-anniversary party.

“I just don’t think it’s gonna be safe to be in large group settings until this virus is over, in every form,” she told King on Instagram Live.

Though it’s likely no one will see Oprah out and about until there is a vaccine for the coronavirus, at least she has Graham and her dogs to hunker down with inside her massive mansion.