There are many different opinions when it comes to entering into the union of marriage. There are those that believe it to be one of the many steps in life that need to be taken in order to solidify a relationship while others see it as something less necessary. It is not surprising that there are a few celebrities that do not want to marry. As a celebrity it is easy to get caught up in trying to grow one’s career. This means working constantly and never being in one place for longer than a month. Then there are the cynical celebrities that think “Why get married? So I can get divorced?” Read on to find out which ten celebrities have decided to take life via the less traditional route and say no to marriage.
10. Kevin Spacey
At 55 years old, House of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey has never been married nor has he ever been spotted with a girlfriend in public. Spacey’s ultra private personal life has led to many rumors of the actor’s sexuality. In 2010 Spacey was provocatively questioned on being gay during an interview with The Daily Beast. However, the actor responded very politically stating that his personal life is personal and is not for the world to see. He also added that he is not living a lie and just because he is an actor does not mean the public is entitled to his personal life.
9. Oprah Winfrey
The sixty year old billionaire, Oprah Winfrey is fine with the fact that she has never been down the road of marriage and never will during her lifetime. The talk show host has dated Stedman Graham since 1986 and yet the two have vowed to never marry. Winfrey explained during an interview on ITV’s Lorraine, that she sees herself as a very untraditional person and she believes that her and Stedman would have never lasted this long had they been married. Winfrey went on to confirm that the true love her life was her show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.
8. Diane Keaton
At age 68, actress Diane Keaton has accepted the fact that she will never marry. In her interview with More magazine, Keaton explained that she had told herself that she wanted to get married, yet she was never able to find the man of her dreams. The Because I said So, actress had many high profile relationships that included Woody Allen, Warren Beatty and Al Pacino. However, Keaton told People magazine, that marriage isn’t just about being in love, but rather it’s about understanding that you’re a good team together. Despite never walking down the aisle, Keaton adopted two children, her daughter Dexter, 18 and her son Duke, 16.
7. Al Pacino
Scarface actor, Al Pacino is 74 years old and has never said “I do” despite having three children. He has one daughter with acting coach, Jan Tarrant and twins with actress, Beverly D’Angelo. Pacino was also in a very public relationship with actress, Diane Keaton, whom has stated that she gave Pacino a marriage ultimatum which is why they ended up splitting. The Oscar winning actor has had a pessimistic outlook on marriage since he saw his parents’ marriage fail, thus leading him to the conclusion that all marriages ended up in failing. Currently, the actor is dating Lucia Sola, who is 40 years younger than him.
6. John Cusack
Forty-eight year old actor, John Cusack, who is best known for his roles in Say Anything and Grosse Point Blank, is another actor that has never walked down the aisle. It may be surprising that Cusack is not married since he has appeared in a slew of romantic comedies. He has also been linked to actresses, Neve Campbell, Minnie Driver and model Claire Forlani. Most recently the actor broke up with actress, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe after the two argued about marriage. Cusack keeps busy as a bachelor by being a committed activist. He recently started the Freedom of the Press Foundation, its mission is to ensure transparent journalism by supporting whistleblowers.
5. Sheryl Crow
Singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow is 52 years old and has never been married, although she has been engaged three times. Crow has said she would like to get married one day, but she understands how difficult it can be for a man to be in a relationship with a strong woman who runs her own business. The nine-time Grammy award winner did not let marriage stop her from being able to have children. She adopted sons Wyatt and Levi on her own. Crow has not completely given up on the idea of marriage as she still keeps close ties with designer, Ralph Lauren, as he already had the sketches completed on a wedding dress for her. She states that she has kept the sketches, now all she needs is a man.
4. Jon Hamm
Mad Men actor, Jon Hamm is 43 years old and has no plans of marriage now or in the future. He has been dating director/actress, Jennifer Westfeldt for over 15 years, yet the two continue to have no desire for marriage or children. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Hamm explained that his parents got divorced when he was two years old and they both never remarried so he doesn’t really view marriage as most other people see it. He wanted to make it clear that he does not judge those that believe in marriage, it is just his own prerogative to not believe in it.
3. Matthew Perry
Actor, Matthew Perry, who is most notably known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, is 44 years old and has yet to walk down the aisle. In 2009, Perry told the Daily Mail that he doesn’t know how he has remained single. Most people expect themselves to be married and have children by age 30, yet at 44 he has yet to do so. The actor also stated that he found it to be almost pathetic that he has yet to be able to find Ms. Right. Although, it’s not really clear if the actor ever wants to settle down. Just last year he split from his girlfriend of six years, actress, Lizzy Caplan. It was reported that the two broke up since Perry was unwilling to marry her and she wanted to begin to settle down.
2. Drew Carey
Actor and game show TV host, Drew Carey is 56 years old and has never said “I do.” He is best known for his role on his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show and in 2007 he became the host for the popular game show, The Price is Right. It was also in 2007 when Carey proposed to his girlfriend, Nicole Jaracz, who has a six year old son from a previous marriage. However, in 2012, the couple ended their five year long engagement stating that their separation was amicable and Carey would still play an active role in Jaracz’s son’s life.
1. Hugh Grant
English actor, Hugh Grant has yet to settle down at the age of 53. The Mickey Blue Eyes actor is best known for the long-term relationship that he had with actress, Elizabeth Hurley. The couple dated for 13 years, from 1987 to 2000 after deciding mutually to split up. Since then, Grant has been reportedly dating socialite, Jemima Khan and surprisingly he had two children with Chinese actress, Tinglan Hong. Grant and Hong were never formally a couple, as both pregnancies appeared to be surprises for the two.