While Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times, and Zsa Zsa Gabor had a total of nine husbands (so far!), younger Hollywood celebrities aren’t in a rush to tie the knot anymore, and some never get married, despite having many long-term relationship.
Discover a few celebrities who never married and find out why they chose to live with their partners without making their unions legal.
Going strong after more than 28 years, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have no plans to get married, while also ignoring the regular gay rumors that surround the former talk show host.
“There’s nothing about [our relationship] that’s traditional. I want to make you a meal when I want to make you a meal. I don’t want it to be my responsibility to make you a meal,” Oprah explained to Piers Morgan in 2011.
One of the most surprising celebrities who never married, Cameron Diaz has had plenty of long term relationship, with celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez. “I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships based off of old traditions that don’t suit our world any longer,” the actress explained to Maxim magazine.
After dating some of the most beautiful women in the world, Leonardo DiCaprio is still a bachelor. If even Gisele Bündchen couldn’t convince him to put a ring on it, nobody probably will. Bar Refaeli and Blake Lively also failed to get the actor to say “I do”.
Calling marriage a “very archaic kinda thing”, Eva Mendes has also said that she never wants to have children, she is expecting her first child with Ryan Gosling. Even though she’s only 40, she’ll probably stay on the list of celebrities who never married.
Even though he’s had a relationship longer than many marriages with Liz Hurley, Hugh Grant never proposed. The actor already has three children, and his relationships after his 13 year partnership with Hurley have been getting shorter and shorter, making it doubtful that he’ll ever marry.
While many celebrities who never married never got engaged either, Sheryl Crow did plan to marry disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, but their relationship ended after a six month engagement. The singer also dated Owen Wilson, another bachelor that refused to walk down the aisle.
Even though he’s dated plenty of models, and rumors about his relationships with Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz have also surfaced over the years, Gerard Butler seems to be content as a bachelor. The Scottish actor doesn’t seem to be completely against marriage though, as he told The Daily Mail “I have not met the one princess yet.”
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One of the biggest celebrities who never married, despite being open to a life long commitment, Winona Ryder was only engaged once, to Johnny Depp. “My parents have been together for 40 years and are still very much in love so I think I have very high standards,” the actress explained.
High-profile relationships with the likes of Sheryl Crow and Kate Hudson have never led to a big commitment for the actor. In fact, he has two children with two different women, and his relationships with both were only short lived.
The Australian singer had dated many singers, models and actors, from INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence to Oliver Martinez and Andres Velencoso, but she’ll probably remain one of the celebrities who never married. “Having kids would be marvelous, but marriage? Marriage would be lower on my list,” Minogue told Sunday Times Style.
If Kevin Spacey ever got married, few people would know about it. The actor is a fierce defender of his privacy and has even refused to confirm his sexuality. “I don’t live a lie. You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie,” he told an openly gay interviewer for The Daily Beast.
One of the biggest celebrities who never married, Coco Chanel had at least two meaningful long term relationships, but neither ended with the French designer creating a wedding dress of her own.