The sound of wedding bells fills the air… oh wait… actually those aren’t wedding bells. It’s the bells of the unmarried. For some getting married is a given in a life. Some people fall madly in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together. For others it’s just something that people do and it’s expected of them. However, for some celebrities they just can’t be tied down. Maybe they love the single life and just can’t envision themselves married. There are some couples that will spend the rest of their lives together but don’t feel it’s necessary to put a label on it. Some celebrities are famous for being single and have openly bragged about not being tied down. Others might be a bit of a surprise but marriage is just not the thing for them. Maybe it’s that they enjoy their independence or it might be that they just haven’t met the right person. Others tried it but it didn’t work out for them and now feel turned off from the idea of marriage.
These celebrities are world famous, have millions of dollars and are the center of attention everywhere they go. For the most part they’re on tight schedules going from appearances to work and back. They might not have the time for such a huge commitment. Others are probably very happy with their lives and it’s exactly the way they want it to be. Some celebrities claim that they never plan on getting married. Some feel that they’re happy being single or maybe they’re a famous couple that likes things the way they are. Here is a look at 15 celebrities that claim they never want to get married.
15) Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts first came to everyone’s attention with her role in the 1991 film, Flirting. She has appeared in several films, such as Mulholland Drive, The Ring and 21 Grams. She is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world. People magazine once included her on their 50 Most Beautiful People list. She was in a relationship with Liev Schreiber from 2005 to 2016. In 2009, Schreiber did give her a ring but they were in no rush to get married. They have two children together but in September 2016 they ended their 11-year relationship. When dating Schreiber, she was often asked about the possibility of marriage and said, “We’re very much together. We just don’t have that certificate, and that’s okay with both of us.” She also said, “Maybe one day, we’ll just wake up and go ‘Hey, let’s do this.’ And maybe not.” For now it’s highly unlikely that Naomi Watts will be walking down the aisle in the near future.
14) Chelsea Handler
There is a good chance that if Chelsea Handler heard wedding bells that she would break each wedding bell. When Chelsea Hander was a young girl, her father gave her some very valuable advice that would serve Chelsea for the rest of her life. Chelsea Handler is a comedian and talk show host. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! Network from 2007 to 2014. She currently hosts Chelsea on Netflix. She dated the former Comcast Entertainment Group CEO Ted Harbert, until 2010. She has openly talked about not getting married and having absolutely zero intention of ever getting married. That might be because of a conversation she had with her father once. When She was 9 years old her father told her that she wasn’t “the marrying kind”. Most 9 year olds would probably be devastated if their father told them something like that. Not Chelsea. She took it as a “huge compliment” and has no desire to ever get married.
13) Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger is a former model and actress. She has appeared in several films, such as Troy, National Treasure and Inglourious Basterds. She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross on the FX series, The Bridge. She was once married before to French director Guillaume Canet from 2001 to 2006, but it didn’t work out and they divorced. Later, she began dating actor Joshua Jackson and questions of marriage popped up immediately. However, that relationship didn’t last either and they broke up in 2016. When asked if she would get married again, she said, “Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don’t believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There’s no paper that will make you stay. A guy friend of mine said, and it made a lot of sense, that people should get married at the end of the road, not the beginning.”
12) Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been in a relationship since 1983 and they have one son together. They’re not married and there seems to be no plans in the future for a wedding. Goldie Hawn has starred in a number of successful movies, such as Private Benjamin, Shampoo and The First Wives Club. Kurt Russell has starred in a number of classic cult films, including Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing. They were both married prior to their relationship. Goldie Hawn was married twice and has two children while Russell was married once with a son. Hawn and Russell began dating in early 1983. They have starred in two films together Swing Shift and Overboard. Goldie Hawn was asked if her and Kurt would ever get married. She said, “The question is, ‘Why (get married)?’ it’s not, ‘Why not?’” and also said, “We love each other. We fight the way people are supposed to fight. We love our lives together.”
11) Hugh Grant
At the current time it appears that Hugh Grant has no plans of hearing wedding bells in his future. Hugh Grant is an actor that has appeared in several highly successful films, such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary and About A Boy. Hugh Grant is a ladies man and has dated some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. In fact, some of the women he’s dated are “wife” material but Hugh doesn’t want to get tied down apparently. He has dated Elizabeth Hurley, Claire Clairmont and Jemima Khan. However, he might not want to get married but he has children with two different women. In 2011, he had a daughter with a receptionist Tinglan Hong. In 2012, Grant had another child but this time with a Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein. He reunited with Tinglan Hong in 2013 and had another child. In 2015, he had his fourth child with Anna, making it their second child together. Despite this he still has no plans of getting married anytime soon.
10) Eva Mendes
One would assume that two incredibly beautiful people should be married, however some gorgeous people don’t need a piece of paper to define them. Eva Mendes is one of the most beautiful actresses. She has appeared in several films, such as Training Day, The Other Guys and The Place Beyond The Pines. It was in the last movie that she met her current boyfriend, Ryan Gosling. Gosling is a very accomplished actor and has appeared in several movies, including Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Big Short. They both dated other celebrities before getting together in 2011. They have two children together, Esmeralda Amanda (2014) and Amanda Lee (2016). Both Eva and Gosling are considered two of the most beautiful people in the world. If they were to plan a wedding, it would be attended by just about everyone in Hollywood. However, at the present time it seems that marriage isn’t in Eva and Ryan’s future. Eva is not a fan of the whole marriage concept and said, “I think husband and wife is just… very unsexy.”
9) Winona Ryder
The reason Winona Ryder hasn’t gotten married yet is because she only wants to get married once. It appears that she has yet to meet the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Winona Ryder rose to fame for her roles in the films Beetlejuice, Mermaids and Edward Scissorhands. She also starred in The Age of Innocence, Little Women and Reality Bites. Currently, she stars in the Netflix series Stranger Things. She dated Johnny Depp starting in 1990. He wasn’t the one for her as they broke up. For most of her career the media has been very interested in her personal life. All the tabloids have covered her relationship with Johnny Depp and her personal issues. However, she isn’t completely against the idea of getting married. She’s just very careful. When asked about getting married she said, “I very much believe in marriage. I hope to only be married once, which is why I’ve never been married.”
8) Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman is a stand up comedian and actor. In her stand up, she is known for dealing with controversial and taboo subjects, such as religion, racism and sexism. She was a writer on Saturday Night Live and performed on the series occasionally. She starred in The Sarah Silverman Program that aired on Comedy Central from 2007 to 2010. She has also appeared in several films, such as There’s Something About Mary, School of Rock and A Million Ways To Die In The West. She received universal praise for her critically acclaimed performance in the film, I Smile Back. She’s been in several high profile relationships but has never married. She has no plans on getting married or having biological children. She doesn’t want to have children because she doesn’t want to pass down her depression or anxiety. At one point she said she didn’t want to get married until same-sex couples could get married. However, a rumor spread that she was getting married and she Tweeted, “Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married,” she continued to say, “Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric.”
7) Al Pacino
Al Pacino is widely regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. He has appeared in several critically and commercially acclaimed films, such as Scent of a Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Godfather trilogy. He has won several awards including an Academy Award, Tony Award, Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award. He is one of the few actors to have won the triple crown of acting, an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award. He’s never been married but has three children. He’s been in several high profile relationships with celebrities such as, Beverly D’Angelo, Tuesday Weld and Diane Keaton. He’s never said why he’s never been married and it doesn’t seem to be in his future. However, his good friend Lawrence Grobel, said this in People magazine in 1999 about Pacino and the possibility of marriage: “His father left when he was young. He doesn’t want to get involved in a bad marriage. And he can be a difficult man sometimes, and I think he’s aware of that.”
6) Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is a member of the Kardashian Family. Kourtney is best known for starring in the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians and its spins-offs. Kourtney’s family is big and famous, her siblings including Kim Kardashian, Khole Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. She has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Scott Disick. They had a child together in 2009, the birth aired during the fourth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. During the first season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Scott had plans to propose marriage but Kourtney stated, “if things are so good now, why would we want to change that.” For the time being it seems Kourtney has no plan to get married to Scott. They have three children together. However, it’s wise to never rule out the possibly of marriage when it comes to these two.
5) John Cusack
Some people simply are happy with their life and don’t want to change it in anyway. John Cusack might fit into that category. John Cusack in an actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in several films, such as Say Anything, High Fidelity and Being John Malkovich. He’s been in several relationships but has yet to get married, although he has been linked to some incredibly beautiful women that would have made excellent wives. It’s been reported that he was in a relationship with several of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, such as Neve Campbell, Minnie Driver and Jennifer Love-Hewitt, but never committed to them long term.
In the 2000s, he dated Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and rumors spread that they were secretly married. However, they broke up and reportedly because Cusack wouldn’t commit to marriage. It also seems that he really likes that way his life is. During an interview with NBC Nightly, he discussed his routine when waking up in the morning. He said, “I’m not lazy. I just enjoy gradually waking up in the morning. If that means sleeping in and walking around the house in my crocs and a bathrobe till three in the afternoon, I welcome that appealing lifestyle- all day.” It’s hard to imagine that he would change his lifestyle but anything is truly possible.
4) Jon Hamm
Some celebrities want to stay single forever (or they just can’t make that commitment). However, Jon Hamm has a much more practical reason. Jon Hamm is best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Don Draper on the hit AMC series, Mad Men. He’s also appeared in other TV series, such as Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Jon Hamm is possibly one of the hottest and most desired celebrities alive. He dated screenwriter/actress Jennifer Westfeldt from 1997 to 2015. While dating Jennifer, he was asked about marriage and if he and Jennifer would get married. He said, “We may not have a piece of paper that says we’re husband and wife, but after 10 years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper and we both know that. To me, people [should] get married when they’re ready to have kids, which I’m not ruling out.” Since they broke up rumors have been circulating that there is a strong possibly of them getting back together and rumors that he’s dating January Jones. Regardless, at this point marriage isn’t in Jon Hamm’s future.
3) Charlize Theron
There is a stereotype that every young girl dreams of the day they’ll walk down the aisle in a breathtaking white gown towards their prince charming. Well, Charlize Theron doesn’t fit that stereotype and never had that dream. Charlize Theron has appeared in several films, such as The Cider House Rules, The Italian Job and Mad Max: Fury Road. She won the Academy Award for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, in the critically acclaimed film, Monster. In 2016, Time magazine included her on their 100 Most Influential People list. She dated actors Craig Bierko, Stuart Townsend and Sean Penn. None of those relationships panned out. She has two adopted children but seems to be in no rush to get married. When asked about the possibility of getting married she said, “Even when I was a little girl I never dreamed of the white dress and all of that.” It seems that marriage has never been a priority for her.
2) Leonardo DiCaprio
It’s very possible that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most desirable single men in the whole world. Leonardo DiCaprio is not only one of the best and most respected celebrities in Hollywood, he’s also one of the hottest leading men. Leo has appeared in several critically and commercially acclaimed films, such as The Departed, Basketball Diaries, Blood Diamond, Catch Me If You Can and Titanic. He won his first Academy Award in 2016 for his role in The Revenant. In addition to being in some of the greatest movies he has also dated some of the most beautiful women in the world. He’s dated models and actresses, such as Bijou Phillips, Kristen Zang, Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli. Despite dating these incredibly gorgeous women none of them were able to tie Leo down. It seems that Leo enjoys being single and being able to get just about any woman he wants.
1) Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is a philanthropist and talk show host. She rose to fame as the host of the groundbreaking talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired from 1986 to 2011. She is widely regarded as the most influential and richest African-American. Since 1986 she has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham. They were engaged in 1992 but no ceremony ever took place. Oprah has had many ups and downs in her relationships prior to meeting Stedman. She was in several intense relationships and at one point led her to use crack cocaine. When she was 14 she had a child that died in infancy. She struggled in several relationships before she met Stedman Graham. She’s been very happy since meeting her boyfriend, Stedman. When asked if she’d ever get married she replied, “I’m not a traditional woman and I haven’t had a traditional life, and I think that had Stedman and I gotten married, we certainly wouldn’t have stayed married.”