Let’s face it. Marriage isn’t for everyone. Some people truly prefer to be single and have romantic trysts with whomever they please, without the restriction of commitment. Then there are those who are actually afraid of commitment, and mask their fear with excessive partying and flings. Perhaps these two groups of people are one in the same, for the most part. Still, there are individuals who just haven’t found that special someone for one reason or another. Some of these people have lived so long without a spouse that they doubt they will ever get married. It’s pretty safe to say that some of these individuals are happy with the lives they’ve created for themselves, while some have pretty much given up on “happily ever after.”
As we know, there are some celebrities who swore off marriage, but later ended up finding “the one.” George Clooney and Cameron Diaz are two celebs who come to mind. They both married recently after being pretty clear about their aversion to monogamy. This is proof that there’s hope for hopeless romantics (and serial daters) after all. You just never know when love is going to come into your life. However, there are a few celebs that we truly don’t think will ever tie the knot. Here are 10 celebrities who probably won’t get hitched any time soon.
10 Mary-Louise Parker
It seems that actress Mary-Louise Parker isn’t opposed to long-term relationships, but she’s definitely not in a hurry to get married. Parker had a son with fellow actor Billy Crudup, in 2004. The actors were in a relationship seven years and broke up before their son was born, but never married. Mary-Louise Parker moved on to a new relationship with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, her Weeds co-star, but the two ended their romance after a few years. Parker is also known for her work on classic films such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Boys On The Side. She also starred in the movies RED and RED 2.
9 John Cusack
8 Lauren Graham
7 Kylie Minogue
6 Al Pacino
5 Sheryl Crow
Talented singer and musician Sheryl Crow has never added “wife” to her list of credentials. However, like many other celebrities, she isn’t turned off by the idea of being with someone long-term. She dated former athlete Lance Armstrong for quite some time, and has also been in relationships with musician Eric Clapton, and actor Owen Wilson. Crow has never been one to do things conventionally, and she decided that she wanted to become a mother, even if she didn’t necessarily have a traditional family. She adopted two boys, and often takes them on the road with her. What a cool way to grow up.
4 Condoleezza Rice
3 Ricky Gervais
Funnyman Ricky Gervais has been with his girlfriend Jane Fallon, for more than 30 years. He has stated that their friends and family used to ask quite often when the two of them were planning on getting married. Gervais, who is an atheist, has said that he doesn’t see the point of exchanging vows in front of God, because “there is no God.” Obviously, Fallon feels the same way, since she’s been by his side for over three decades. The couple may be on to something, since that’s longer than a lot of people stay married, whether they’re in Hollywood or not.
2 Hugh Grant
Charming British actor, Hugh Grant has never tied the knot, but we’re pretty sure there were some women who were more than willing to be his wife. He’s pretty much stayed out of trouble since that “incident” with prostitute Divine Brown, in the 1990s, and has continued to capture the hearts of his fans in movies. He often plays the mean guy who is scared of vulnerability, until he meets a woman who can soften his heart. Grant was in a 13-year relationship with model and actress Elizabeth Hurley, but the two remained good friends after their breakup. In fact, when Hurley had her son, Hugh became the godfather. If he can stay with a woman as hot as Elizabeth Hurley and not get married, it looks like he may never take on the role of husband.
1 Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is still the reigning queen of all things media, even though her ever-popular talk show officially ended years ago. She’s the creator of the OWN Network, which produces a number of enlightening and inspiring shows that feature today’s most prominent psychologists and spiritual advisers. Oprah has been in a relationship with her long-term boyfriend Stedman Graham, for decades. You can even catch him on a few episodes of the Oprah Winfrey Show, in the 1980s. Winfrey has stated that she knows the obligations that come with being a wife. She shared that she still travels a lot for work, and wants to be able to make all of her own decisions, and as a wife, that won’t be possible all the time. She and Stedman must be doing something right; their relationship has lasted longer than a lot of Hollywood marriages.