Breaking Down the Lived Experiences of Never-Married Celebrities
In a recent study, 100% of questioned celebrities replied that they have never gotten married. The study was extensive, interviewing a diverse pool of celebrities from all walks of life. When asked why they have never gotten married, the response was unanimous: they just haven’t found the right person yet. We took a closer look at what this research might mean for those of us who are not celebrities.
For the purposes of this study, we will be using the term “celebrity” to refer to anyone who has appeared on reality TV, anyone who has been paid to be in a music video, and anyone with over 100,000 followers on Instagram. If you are not any of those things, don’t worry, we still value your lived experiences! Just maybe not as much as we value the lived experiences of celebrities.
Susan Boyle rose to fame when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. She blew away the judges and the audience members at home with her unexpected singing voice and soon received international acclaim from people around the world.
While on the show, Susan made no secret of the fact that she was inexperienced with men. She confessed that she had never kissed a man before and that she had not been in a relationship. In 2014, it was reported that Boyle had found a boyfriend, but she still remains unmarried.
Dana Delany will always be remembered for her role on the iconic television series, Desperate Housewives. After all, who could forget Katherine Mayfair? With her talent and her beauty, Dana has been able to forge an impressive career for herself, but she has never tied the knot.
The 62-year-old spoke in 2006 about the lack of a ring on her finger and suggested that she was conflicted about marriage. While she is ready to get married, she wants to make sure that it’s to the right man.
If you’re wondering where you know the name Stewart, you might want to think about a British rock singer who has rather impressive hair. Yes, this American-born beauty is the daughter of Rod Stewart and Alana Stewart and has since made a name for herself as a socialite, model, and fashion designer.
Although Kimberly was engaged in 2005, she has never been married. She is currently not in a relationship but does have a daughter after a one-night-stand with the famous actor, Benicio del Toro.
Naomi Watts is an English actress who has managed to make a name for herself across the pond and is now a staple face within the world of Hollywood. Over the course of her career, she has been romantically linked to two high-profile celebrities; Heath Ledger and Liev Schreiber.
The actress and Schreiber were together for 11 years and welcomed two sons into the world before they called it quits, and they never tied the knot. They were engaged, but Naomi noted that they had the “semblance of a marriage.”
This leading lady is one of the funniest women in Hollywood and has worked on some impressive projects over the years. Not only did she take on a prominent role in the US sitcom, The Office, but she also wrote and created her very own show entitled The Mindy Project.
Although she has often been linked to her friend and former co-star, B.J Novak, Mindy has never had a relationship that has made its way into the public eye. In 2017, she welcomed a daughter into the world, but there’s been no word on who the father is.
Known for her work as an attorney, academic, and female icon, Anita Hill has changed history over the course of her career. While she now tries to keep her private life away from the limelight, her relationship status has got everyone talking over the years.
That’s because at 62 years old, Anita still remains unmarried. However, that doesn’t mean she’s single. Anita has been with her partner for many years, although they choose to live in separate houses. She has noted that she isn’t against marriage, she just hasn’t decided to do it.
This Swedish-American actress made a name for herself during the 1920s and 30s, and everyone was on tenterhooks waiting for the leading lady to tie the knot. Because she was one of the most in-demand actresses in the business, she was expected to find a handsome and talented actor to share her life with.
However, Greta didn’t find this person. While she was engaged to John Gilbert, it’s long been suggested that she left him at the altar on their wedding day. Before her passing, it was rumored that Greta also had relationships with women.
Although Diane Keaton is known for her impressive acting career, she has also made a name for herself as an eligible bachelorette in the world of Hollywood. While she is currently single, she has dated many high-profile men over the years, including the likes of Al Pacino, Woody Allen, and Warren Beatty.
Keaton suggests that she just hasn’t found the right man for her and that not being married has “made my life any less.” She’s happy living her life with her two adopted children, her acting career, and her real estate career.
Coco Chanel is one of the most famous names in the fashion world, and although she may no longer be around, her legacy is going to stay with us for the rest of time.
After growing up as an orphan, Coco realized that she needed to be independent and resilient to achieve what she wanted in life and that she didn’t need to rely on a man to be happy. Because of this, she never got married. In fact, it’s been reported that she was the mistress of some very important men in business, fashion, and the celebrity world.
Let’s be honest; everyone knows who Oprah Winfrey is. This legendary talk show host, actress, philanthropist, and television host has a huge array of talents under her belt. Because of this, she often struggles to keep her personal life away from the cameras. Luckily, she doesn’t have anything to hide.
Oprah has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham since 1986, but they have never tied the knot. Although they got engaged in 1992, they decided that they were happy with their relationship, and never had a wedding ceremony.
Over the course of her career, Jacqueline Bisset has worked on movies and television shows such as Murder on the Orient Express, The Deep, Joan of Arc, Welcome to New York, and more. She’s been able to share a huge number of these experiences with high-profile men in her life and even entered into long-term relationships with many of them.
She has been in two seven-year relationships and even one fourteen-year relationship but has never had any intention of marrying them and calling them her husband.
Sarah Silverman has won us all over with her comedy acting style, and it’s fair to say that she won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. While many fans love her work, they can’t help but wonder if she will ever get married.
Over the course of her career, she has been in long-term relationships with Jimmy Kimmel and Michael Sheen, but they eventually came to an end. In 2014, Silverman posted a statement on Twitter that read: “Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric.”
Cote de Pablo
Cote de Pablo may hail from Chile, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking Hollywood by storm. Over the course of her 25-year career, Cote has worked on various television shows and movies. However, she is largely known for her role as Ziva David in the popular crime drama, NCIS.
After a 15-year relationship with the famous actor, Diego Serrano, many fans hoped that the actress would finally walk down the aisle. Sadly, their relationship came to an end in 2015, and it’s believed that Cote has yet to find another potential love interest.
As one of the most impressive singers in the game, everyone knows who Kylie Minogue is. After watching this leading lady tie the knot in the Australian soap opera, Neighbours, fans all wanted Kylie to follow in the footsteps of Charlene Robinson.
However, she just hasn’t found the right man for her just yet. In February 2016, Kylie was engaged to be married to the British actor, Joshua Sasse, but they called off their engagement just a year later. Judging by her Instagram profile, Kylie now has a new man in her life…
Mary-Louise Parker made her acting debut in 1990, and it didn’t take long for her to take over the acting world. She has since worked on major productions on the stage and on the screen, but she hasn’t been quite as lucky with her private life.
For six years in the late ‘90s and ‘00s, Parker was in a relationship with Billy Crudup. They were the over the moon when they announced they were expecting a baby, but Crudup left her for Claire Danes when Mary-Louise was two months away from her due date.
Condoleezza Rice is a huge name in the world of politics, as this lady worked as the Secretary of State under the presidency of George W. Bush. While her professional career has impressed people around the world, her personal life has always been the cause of controversy.
Although she was engaged to Rick Upchurch during the 1970s, she later decided that the relationship just wasn’t working. Since then, she has remained single because she has not found someone she wants to share her life or her home with.
It seems as though Lauren Graham is not too far removed from her Gilmore Girls counterpart, Lorelai Gilmore. The two women have remained unmarried, but that’s not to say that Lauren doesn’t have love in her life.
In fact, the actress has been in a relationship with Peter Krause since 2010, and are incredibly happy in their relationship. While she is not opposed to marriage, Lauren sees no need to tie the knot. She confessed that her relationship is “good the way it is,” and that she doesn’t need a ring to see that.
Unlike her character on SATC, Kristin Davis is not happily married. However, she does have adopted children, much like the Charlotte York we all know and love. Because she has her children to look after, Davis has been wary about bringing men into her life.
She wants them to be right for her and her family, and she wants them to make a positive impact on their existence. If that never happens, then Kristin is prepared for that. She has never dreamt of being married, and has never “been the status quo.”
Sheryl Crow is a huge name in the music industry, but it’s fair to say that she’s also a huge name in the celebrity world. She often attends the hottest celeb parties, and she has even been linked to some of the most famous men in Hollywood.
Yes, she has been linked to the likes of Eric Clapton and Owen Wilson, and she was even engaged to Lance Armstrong. They called off their engagement just five months after the announcement was made, but Sheryl is still hoping to find a man to sweep her off her feet.
Lauryn Hill has had a whirlwind career. After taking the ‘90s by storm, Hill dropped away from the limelight and seemingly put her music career on hold. She has since come back now and again to release new music and perform for her fans, and her children have all watched on in wonder.
In fact, Lauryn is the mother of six children, and five of them came during her 5-year relationship with Rohan Marley. They separated in 2011 before tying the knot, and Lauryn has since remained unmarried and single.
Kourtney Kardashian is a veteran in the reality television world, which means that her personal life and relationships are filmed for her fans to see on their screens. Although many Kardashian fans hoped that Kourtney would tie the knot with her long-term boyfriend and father of her three children, Scott Disick, they have since parted ways.
Because of this, Kourtney has never got married, unlike her sisters Kim and Khloe. However, Kourtney has made no secret of the fact that she wants a solid family unit for her children.
Robin Roberts is a name that always comes up in the newscasting world, and many Good Morning America fans have watched her on their screens for years. While she has been in a long term relationship, Roberts has never tied the knot.
Yes, Roberts has been with Amber Laign for a whopping 14 years, but they have never felt the need to live together or get married. While there was a rumor that they were engaged in 2014, this was just a rumor that had no truth to it.
If you’ve ever watched The Sopranos, you’ll know that Edie Falco is a familiar face. The actress made waves as the wife of one of the mob bosses, but it seems as though she doesn’t share a huge amount of similarities between her on-screen character and her real life.
She has never been married, nor has she ever been in a high-profile Hollywood relationship. Falco has noted that she has been subject to “a lot of eye-rolling” when she tells them about her relationship status, but that she’s going to see where her life takes her.
Since making her mark on the acting world in 1984, Allison Janney has put her name to some of the biggest projects in the business. Yes, she has worked on the likes of I, Tonya, Mom, The Girl on the Train, Tammy, and more.
Although she has succeeded in her professional career, many have looked down on her personal life because she is still not married at 59 years old. However, Janney doesn’t see this as a disadvantage. While she would love to find someone, she’s also happy being free and single.
Tyra Banks is one of the most famous women in the modeling world, and it’s fair to say that her fame has not gone away. She’s the ultimate female boss, and she hasn’t been afraid to leave her mark on the world.
She speaks out on what she believes in, and this includes her thoughts on marriage. During an interview with Wendy Williams, Tyra noted that people don’t have to be married to say they love each other. Perhaps this is why she has never got married to her longtime boyfriend and baby daddy, Erik Asla.
Shonda Rhimes is a woman of many talents, and we have her to thank for bringing the likes of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder into our lives. Thanks to her busy lifestyle, Rhimes has struggled to find time to have a partner in her life.
Instead, she has focused on being a mother to her two adopted children, and a daughter she welcomed through a surrogate mother. In the past, she has noted that she doesn’t want to get married because she is happy with her life as it is.
Joan Jett is the ultimate rock and roll star, and it’s no secret that those in the rock and roll world don’t follow the rules. This is certainly the case when it comes to Jett, as she has been linked to some of the biggest names in the world in the past.
However, she has also tried to keep her private life out of the public eye. She has refused to address rumors surrounding her romantic preference in the past, preferring to keep her love life as personal as possible.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is known for being an impressive actress, but she’s also known for not following the rules. She has always stood behind her own beliefs and her own way of life, and this can certainly be seen within her love life.
One of Helena’s most famous relationships came in the form of Tim Burton, and the couple was together for 13 years. During this time they even welcomed children into the world, but they didn’t get married, and they didn’t even live together! She has recently noted that is she is “very self-sufficient” at the moment.
Miranda Richardson is a British actress who has made waves across the pond. She has won countless awards over the course of her career, and the 61-year-old is still going strong today. However, she has had to do this on her own, without anyone by her side.
She is not married and does not have any children, but that doesn’t mean that a walk down the aisle won’t be on the cards. Richardson has stated that she isn’t against marriage but wants to find Mr. Right before she does so.
Although she may no longer be around, there’s no doubt about the fact that Harper Lee has left a lasting legacy on the world of literature. Known for bringing To Kill A Mockingbird into our lives, Harper Lee saw a huge amount of success during her career, but she did not find love.
While it has been reported that she did date a few people over the years, she only loved one man in her life. Unfortunately, this man was in a happy marriage and did not reciprocate her feelings.
Dina Meyer has taken on some impressive roles during her career. These have largely come from the realm of television, as she has worked on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210, Starship Troopers, Birds of Prey, and Secret Agent Man.
Although she is a famous face in Hollywood, we know very little about her personal life. While we do know that she is not married, we don’t even know if she has a special someone in her heart. We guess we’ll just have to keep an eye out for the glint of a ring.
Jane Austen may have been born in the 18th century, but that didn’t stop her from making her mark on literature. She brought us iconic pieces of literature such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park into our lives, but her personal life has also caused a stir.
Over the course of her life, Jane Austen never married. This was unheard of during this era, but it seemed as though no man could measure up to her first love. Instead of marrying the wrong man, she decided to stay single.
Jorja Fox may not have been on our screens for a while, but we definitely haven’t forgotten about her. This actress has worked on various movies and television shows over the year, but most people know her for her role as Sara Sidle in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Because she has moved away from the limelight, we don’t know a huge amount about her personal life. What we do know, however, is that she has dated both men and women over the course of her life. Whether she will get married or not in the future remains to be seen.
Elizabeth I of England
Although it’s very rare to see a King or Queen take the throne without a significant other by their side, Queen Elizabeth II of England decided to do just that. In fact, she did this for the sake of her country. By remaining unmarried and childless, Elizabeth let her bloodline run out because she did not want to marry another Royal from another country.
She wanted to keep her kingdom as strong as possible, and her throne was later passed down to James VI of Scotland who united both England and Scotland.
Janet Napolitano is another strong woman within the world of politics. Over the course of her impressive political career, Janet has worked as the governor of Arizona, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and is currently the president of the University of California system.
Although many people have looked up to this politician and lawyer, they have also started to wonder about her personal life. At 61 years old, Janet has never been married and does not have any children. She has confessed that this is because she is a workaholic.
Susan B Anthony
As one of the most famous feminists in history, it should come as no surprise to learn that the woman you see on your dollar coin was not married. The social reformer and women’s rights activist was a huge figure within the suffrage movement, and it seemed as though she didn’t have time for patriarchy.
In fact, she spent her life petitioning for a world where men didn’t have the power when it came to marriage. She wanted this union to be an equal union that both are happy and content with.
The legacy of Mother Teresa will live on for the rest of history, as her actions and her inspiration as a nun and missionary changed the lives of countless people. Because of this, she was beatified as a saint after her passing in 1997.
Of course, Mother Teresa was not married during the course of her life and career. After taking her vows in 1937, Mother Teresa agreed to a life where she couldn’t even touch a man. It was her role to serve God and help those in the world, and that was her sole purpose.
Although she may no longer be around, there’s no doubt about the fact that this model, photographer, and children’s author made her mark on the world around her.
She may have been regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world during her reign, but it seems as though she was more interested in spending time with her family than being in the presence of another man. This is because Wright was in love with a man who passed away while serving in the military. She passed away without a ring on her finger.
Like Jane Austen, Emily Bronte also became a leading name within the world of literature. Emily and her sisters were all gifted in terms of their writing talent, but Emily is perhaps the most famous.
Because she spent so much time at home, writing new novels and spending time with her family, Emily rarely left the house. This meant that she did not meet any new people, and she especially didn’t meet any men. She ultimately remained single for her entire life and passed away without ever getting married.
Chelsea Handler is the kind of woman that has countless titles to her resume. Not only is she a comedian, but she is also a television host, actress, activist, and producer. It seems as though there is nothing she can’t do and nothing she can’t put her mind to.
However, many fans can’t help but wonder why she has never tied the knot. Handler has been linked to various men over the years, but she has yet to settle down. She has consistently changed her mind as to whether she wants to tie the knot or not.
Since breaking into the acting world in 1995, Charlize Theron has since taken Hollywood by storm. She has become one of the most in-demand actresses in existence, but it seems as though marriage just isn’t for her.
While she has been in long distance relationships, Charlize has always noted that a large, extravagant ceremony doesn’t appeal to her in the slightest. She understands why other people choose to get married, but it’s not something she will be getting involved in any time soon. She is currently not dating anyone.
If you’re up to date on Eva Mendes’ life, you’ll know that she’s currently not single. This beautiful actress has been with Ryan Gosling since they appeared alongside each other in the 2011 movie, Beyond the Pine.
They have since welcomed two daughters into the world and seem to have the perfect relationship. However, marriage doesn’t seem to be on the cards for these two lovebirds. Eva has always been against marriage, as she thinks it’s a “very old-fashioned, archaic kind of thing” that does not interest her or her partner.
If you watch the Fox News Channel, there’s a high chance that you’re familiar with Andrea Tantaros. That’s because this 40-year-old political analyst and commentator was once the co-host of the Outnumbered segment.
She had also put her time and energy into releasing her very own book entitled Tied Up In Knots. However, she has not tied the knot herself, as she has remained unmarried throughout her life and career. While she has had a few profile boyfriends, these have all ended after a while.
Lady Gaga will probably be hoping that third time’s the charm when she next gets engaged because she hasn’t had the best of luck so far. She was with actor Taylor Kinney for five years, but their constant arguing ultimately got the better of their relationship.
She attempted to rebound with talent agent Christian Carino, but their engagement didn’t fare any better. She only had a ring on her finger for a few months before giving it back, leaving her a single woman once again.
Since starring in The O.C., Mischa Barton has struggled a lot with personal issues. Her career took a hit because of it, and so did her love life. It seems there’s currently no chance of marriage on the horizon for the actress, although she’s not one to rule things out.
If Barton finds someone who she trusts to love her inside and out, then we’re sure we’ll start to hear the sound of wedding bells. However, right now, she’s focusing entirely on herself.
With prominent roles in shows like The West Wing and Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker is certainly a woman that plenty of people have their eyes on. Unfortunately, the actress’ attempts to hold a man down haven’t gone too well.
Her relationship with Billy Crudup looked hopeful, especially after Parker fell pregnant with their child. However, the relationship ended before their son was born. The actress suffered similar heartbreak when her engagement to co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan ended two months after it began in 2008.
As a woman in the spotlight, Rihanna has regularly been tied to some of the biggest names in the business. Of course, we expect the singer is hesitant to walk down the aisle with any of them until she knows they won’t hurt her.
Inside, Rihanna is still scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown. Their relationship was highly publicized, and when things turned south, it was blasted all over the internet. She doesn’t want a repeat of that.
After the female-led dramedy Girls debuted in 2011, Lena Dunham suddenly became the center of attention. The actress used her newfound popularity to help give a voice to women’s rights and provide a platform for people who wanted their opinions to be heard.
It’s attracted some controversy, but that never stood in the way of her relationship with musician Jack Antonoff. Sadly, after five years together the two decided to split, albeit amicably. Dunham has been riding solo ever since.
She spent several years as the face and voice of The Pussycat Dolls, but now Nicole Scherzinger is all about doing things by herself. She’s had a successful solo career releasing music, judging talent shows, and even winning Dancing with the Stars.
The only place where Scherzinger is interested in having a companion is in her love life, although even that is up in the air. For seven years, she was in an on-off relationship with Lewis Hamilton, eventually calling it quits in 2015.
Having starred in critically-acclaimed blockbuster movies like 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o has definitely built up quite a reputation. Her career is one that’s envied by many, and a lot can be said for the way she’s advancing equality in the mainstream media.
There’s been plenty of talk about the actress’ love life, with reports that she’s enjoyed a number of relationships over the years. She was last rumored to be dating Mobolaji Dawodu, though it’s uncertain if they’re still together.
As one-fifth of the Spice Girls, Melanie Chisholm had her life transformed in the ‘90s when girl power took over the world. Millions of people went crazy for the group, and the singer has been riding the rails of that success ever since.
However, while the rest of her former bandmates have gone on to tie the knot, Chisholm remains the only Spice Girl never to get married. The closest she came was with Thomas Starr, but they split after ten years together in 2012.
A lot has changed for Karen Gillan since she hopped in a time machine and explored the universe. The Scottish actress probably never imagined that Doctor Who could change her life quite so much, but now she has credits in films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers.
Her career has been going so well that Gillan is too busy to even think about getting married. She’s perfectly happy with how things are going right now, and she’s willing to wait to tie the knot.
She might not have amassed the same fame as Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, but Michelle Williams is still doing well for herself. Being one-third of Destiny’s Child put this singer on the map, and she’s used that popularity to help with her Christian music career.
It was through her religion that she fell for pastor Chad Johnson. The duo got engaged in 2018 and received their own reality show about their impending nuptials. Unfortunately, their relationship was over before the year had even ended.
It’s been years since Rashida Jones has had to worry about finding work. She’s kept herself busy in films and TV shows for two decades, racking up credits in things like The Office and Parks and Recreation. It’s a nice change from her romantic life which hasn’t seen quite as much activity.
The actress enjoyed an engagement with Mark Ronson in 2003, although that only lasted a year. Things picked up again recently with musician Ezra Koenig; however, there’s no wedding on the horizon yet.
Since getting her big break in the mid-2000s on Nickelodeon, Emma Roberts’ career has been going from strength to strength. She’s been a regular on various seasons of American Horror Story, as well as starring in films like Valentine’s Day and We’re the Millers.
While she was filming most of these roles, Roberts was enjoying a relationship with Evan Peters, although they experienced their shares of ups and downs. Roberts was once arrested for attacking her partner, so it’s no wonder they split in 2019.
Speaking of former Nickelodeon stars, none seem to have become as successful as Ariana Grande. She’s come a long way since playing Cat Valentine on Victorious, with five successful albums now under her belt. The last year has been one of the singer’s biggest, although it’s also caused her the most heartbreak.
After splitting from her on-off boyfriend Mac Miller, she jumped into an engagement with comedian Pete Davidson. However, she ended things shortly after her ex passed away, leaving her a single woman.
To many people, Michelle Dockery will always be Lady Mary Crawley from the British period drama Downton Abbey. Given she’s set to reprise that role in 2019 for a new film, nothing’s likely to change on that front.
Unfortunately for Dockery, it seems her real life is just as dramatic as her fictional one. Much like her character, the actress experienced immense heartbreak when her partner passed away. Her fiancé lost his life to cancer in 2015, and since then, she hasn’t found anyone new.
Usually, when you get eliminated early on in a talent show, your career never really takes off. Luckily, Jennifer Hudson shone so brightly on American Idol that she didn’t need to come first to make it big. Following a role in Dreamgirls and several successful albums, she’s got nothing to worry about.
Not in her career anyway. The singer’s personal life has always been a different story, with a split from her long-term fiancé David Otunga the latest development to cause her suffering.
There’s not much that Taylor Swift has to do anymore if she wants to sell records. She can just drop a song, and people will eat it up, no matter what it sounds like. Swift is one of the biggest musical artists of the 21st century, but the thing that’s made her so successful is also what’s kept her from walking down the aisle.
The singer’s developed a reputation for being a serial dater, and there’s no sign of her settling down anytime soon.
Sienna Miller has racked up some impressive credits throughout her career, including in war drama American Sniper and fantasy film Stardust. However, a lot of her acting achievements have often been overlooked due to the drama in her personal life.
It all started after her engagement to Jude Law fell apart when he cheated on her. She proceeded to have an affair with Balthazar Getty and even gave Jude Law a second go of things. Unfortunately, none of these relationships ever resulted in marriage.
Blac Chyna’s relationship with the Kardashian/Jenner family has always been a bit up and down. She initially fell out with them after he ex-boyfriend Tyga entered into a relationship with Kylie Jenner.
However, all seemed to be forgiven after Chyna dated the Kardashian family’s only son, Rob. Their relationship seemed to be going great at first, and they welcomed a child into the world in 2016. Unfortunately, they were soon at each other’s throats, with Chyna even getting a restraining order before long.
While on The O.C., Kelly Rowan played a woman who enjoyed being married to someone with a lot of money. There was once a time in the actress’ life when it seemed that life would be imitating art because she caught the eye of one of Canada’s wealthiest men.
In 2007, she got engaged to David Thomson, and the two had a daughter together. However, before their child was born, the engagement was off, and Rowan hasn’t mentioned being with anyone else ever since.
Paris Hilton’s love life became public interest when one of her intimate tapes hit the internet. The world saw more of Hilton than they ever expected, and they’ve been watching her intensely ever since.
Shortly after her private video went online, the socialite split from the man she filmed it with, and she spent the following years enjoying numerous relationships. Although she’s been engaged several times, including to her most recent partner Chris Zylka, the socialite has never actually tied the knot.
Anna Kournikova is one of those celebrities that manages to keep her private life under wraps, but it’s fair to say that fans have been intrigued by her relationship status for many years. The tennis star entered into a relationship with Enrique Iglesias in the early ‘00s, but later broke up and got together numerous times.
There are rumors that the couple tied the knot in 2008 and later separated, but neither party has ever suggested that this is true. Nevertheless, they welcomed twins in 2017, and it’s believed that they are still together.
Winona Ryder is one of the most celebrated actresses in the business and has decades of experience in front of the camera. Although her talent is obvious, her past relationships have also caused a stir.
She has dated the likes of Matt Damon, Chris Noth, and Val Kilmer over the years, and she was even once engaged to Johnny Depp. There are even rumors that Winona accidentally got married to Keanu Reeves on the set of Dracula! However, she has never purposefully got married, because she doesn’t want to get divorced.
Monica Lewinsky rose to fame after her high-profile relationship with President Clinton made its way into the press, but she has since been able to build an impressive career for herself. She has since become known to be a television personality, fashion designer and activist, and fills her time with charity work and public events.
However, after the events of her early career, Monica has since decided to keep her private life away from the media. Because of this, we do not know if she is in a relationship, but we do know that she is not married.
Marisa Tomei is one of the most celebrated actresses in the world, and she has been able to win over the hearts of many men in her life. Her most notable relationship came in 2008 when she was linked to the famous actor, Logan Marshall-Green.
Although there were rumors that the couple got engaged, both parties denied this claim. Their relationship came to an end in 2012, and Tomei has been single ever since. She has always claimed that she is “not that big a fan of marriage as an institution.”
While he may have three children with two different women, Al Pacino has never married – and he’s been quite vocal about his lack of desire to marry, too. His first daughter, Julie Marie, was with acting coach Jan Tarrant back in 1989.
He then had twins with the actress Beverly D’Angelo back in 2001, and the pair were in a relationship from 1996 until 2003. On top of this, he’s also been linked to Diane Keaton who was his co-star in The Godfather movies.
This American actor is known for his roles in movies such as Being John Malkovich and The Raven, but that’s not all he’s known for. In fact, John Cusack is also known for his stances on marriage. Back in 2009, he was asked why he had never married, and his answer summed it all up really, “society doesn’t tell me what to do.”
Despite several high profile relationships with stars such as Meg Ryan, Minnie Driver, and Uma Thurman, it seems as though Cusack is more than happy with his bachelor status.
Seth Macfarlane is probably best known for being the creator of the animated comedy series, Family Guy, as well as providing the voices for most of the main male characters such as Peter and Brian.
In a 2004 interview, he admitted that he was very similar to Brian Griffin when it comes to his love life, especially when it comes to “finding the right person.” However, that hasn’t stopped him dating! He’s been linked to Emilia Clarke, Cameron Diaz, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Amanda Bynes.
British comedian and actor is another one who has been vocal about his views on marriage. While he may have been with his producer and author girlfriend, Jane Fallon, since 1982, he has made it clear that he doesn’t believe in marriage.
Gervais has said several times that he thinks marriage is a religious construct that he doesn’t think him and Fallon need to prove their love to each other. The pair also have no children, as they believe there are too many in the world already.
Mad Men actor, Jon Hamm, is yet another who was in a long-term relationship but didn’t believe that a piece of paper was needed to prove their love to each other. Hamm was with Jennifer Westfeldt, an actress and screenwriter, from 1997 up until 2015.
In an interview he explained that Jennifer was “more than just a girlfriend,” but unfortunately it seemed as though it wasn’t meant to last. It’s alleged that they split due to his ‘party-heavy’ ways at the time, which led to him checking into rehab.
Tim Robbins is best known for his role as Andy Dufresne in the prison drama hit, The Shawshank Redemption. Along with his diverse acting portfolio, he also writes, directs, and even creates music.
Back in 1988, Robbins got into a relationship with actress Susan Sarandon, and they had two children together. Unfortunately, in 2009, the pair decided to go their separate ways without ever tying the knot. There have been no other rumors of relationships since his split with Sarandon.
This comedian and talk show host has had a somewhat varied and interesting love life, with over 26 names he’s been linked to over the years. One of his most talked about relationships was with the former Playboy model, Coco Johnsen.
At the end of their mere 17 months together, Johnsen tried to sue Maher for alleged “pain and suffering” and said that he’d promised to marry her and support her children. His lawyer’s clapped back saying that he was a very public bachelor and that Johnsen had made false allegations before. The charges were soon dismissed for lack of evidence.
Matt Dillon became a teen idol in the 1980s, starring in movies such as My Bodyguard and Little Darlings. He has continued to carve out an impressive career for himself in Hollywood, but the same can’t be said for his love life.
He was linked to Brooke Shields and Heather Graham in the 1980s, before entering into a three-year relationship with Cameron Diaz from 1995 until 1998. Since then, very little has been reported on his love life other than rumored relationships.
This award-winning actor is best known for his roles in movies such as Wedding Crashers, Marley & Me, and Night At The Museum. He’s also known for some of his high-profile relationships with stars such as Sheryl Crow who he was with from 1999 until 2001.
While they never tied the knot, Crow released a song called “Safe and Sound” in 2002 which was dedicated to Wilson. Owen Wilson now has three children with three different women; one in 2011, one in 2014, and the latest back in 2018.
Matthew Perry shot to fame playing Chandler Bing in the extremely popular sitcom, Friends. It seems as though his character in the show was far luckier in love than the actor.
While he may have dated stars like Julia Roberts (from 1995 until 1996), Lizzy Caplan (from 2006 until 2012), and an engagement to Piper Perabo (2007 until 2016), it seems as though Perry just wasn’t ready to tie the knot with any of them. After a well-publicized struggle with prescription medication and several health issues, Matthew Perry is now finally on the mend.
This four-time Tony Award nominee has unfortunately made the headlines for his scandalous love life more than once over the years, and not always for good reasons. He was in a relationship with Mary-Louise Parker from 1996 until 2003.
And when she was seven months pregnant with their son, he reportedly left the actress to start dating a younger Claire Danes. Danes and Crudup dated for four years before calling it off. He’s now dating actress Naomi Watts.
Could we have found the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood?! Leonardo DiCaprio is loved by fans all over the world and has found himself in a string of relationships with some amazing women, but he’s yet to tie the knot.
From Spice Girls singer, Emma Bunton, through to Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, Leo has definitely had his fair share of relationships. He has been quite vocal about waiting for the right one before marriage. Could his current girlfriend, model Camila Morrone, be the one?
Yet another award-winning Hollywood star who is yet to tie the knot, Adrien Brody has definitely enjoyed the dating life over the years. He’s been rumored to have dated Keira Knightley and January Jones over the years, but his longest relationship has been with his current squeeze – the Russian model Lara Lieto.
The two have been together since 2012 and are regularly papped looking more than happy together. Maybe she’ll be the one that ties Adrien Brody down for good?
Benicio Del Toro
While Benicio Del Toro has been in several relationships and even engaged once, it seems as though this actor isn’t too keen on settling down. In fact, he’s publically said that he isn’t too bothered about getting married, as he felt it would quickly end in divorce.
He did shock the world, however, when it was announced that he was expecting a child with Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly Stewart, back in 2011 – even though the pair were not in a relationship!
It probably comes as no surprise to learn that Dan Bilzerian is in no hurry to settle down. Who would want to, when they’re always surrounded by incredible looking models basically 24/7?! The internet personality and poker player has had his fair share of scandal over the years…
Most of which we can’t even repeat. And it doesn’t look like he’s in a rush to settle down with a wife on his arm. However, with a lavish lifestyle, he’s probably not too short on women who would want to be his other half.
Queen Latifah is arguably one of the most impressive women in the world, and she has often been praised for her honesty, her independence, and her power. In fact, she has always been an advocate of marriage, but only if she can find the right person.
Although it may have taken her a while to find a woman to steal her heart, it seems as though Queen Latifah could be getting closer to her big day. In October 2018, multiple sources suggested that Latifah and Eboni Nichols were not only engaged but were also expecting a baby!
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive in! When we think about the fact that these A-listers have never tied the knot, two possible explanations come to mind:
1) They just haven’t found the right person yet.
2) They’re actually really smart and know that marriage is a outdated institution that does nothing but strip away your autonomy and force you into a lifetime of misery!
We’re going to explore both of these possibilities in depth so that you can make an informed decision about which one is more probable given the evidence at hand.
They Just Haven’t Found The Right Person Yet…Right?
The first explanation is pretty self-explanatory. These people are busy! They’re jet-setting around the world, attending red carpet events, and living their best lives! How are they supposed to find time to do mundane things like swipe through dating apps or go on blind dates? Plus, when you’re constantly being surrounded by yes-people, it can be hard to get an accurate gauge on whether or not someone is actually good for you. We get it, finding love is hard! But is it really that hard? Surely if these people really wanted to get married, they could find someone to marry them…right?
They Know That Marriage Is A Outdated Institution That Does Nothing But Strip Away Your Autonomy And Force You Into A Lifetime Of Misery!
The second explanation is a little more complicated but bear with us because it’s worth it! These celebrities understand something that most people don’t: marriage is an outdated institution that does nothing but strip away your autonomy and force you into a lifetime of misery. For proof, look no further than the fact that 68% of marriages end in divorce! Why would anyone sign up for that?! Not to mention the fact that once you’re married, you’re legally obligated to spend the rest of your life with one person! Yikes! No thanks! We’ll take our chances being single, thank you very much!
So which one is it? Well, there’s no clear cut answer but based on the evidence presented herein, we lean towards option two: these celebrities are smart enough to know that marriage is a outdated institution that does nothing but strip away your autonomy and force you into a lifetime of misery. And we say more power to them! To hell with societal norms and expectations! Do what makes YOU happy! If that means never getting married, then so be it! Cheers to these brave individuals for standing up for what they believe in and living their best lives on their own terms!