In some social circles, being single is almost seen as a disease. Women (and men) are made to feel as though something is wrong with them if they’re not married or in a relationship, because some people feel that if you’re not romantically involved with someone, something must be wrong with the single person. Of course, this is not always the case, but the pressure to be in a relationship can sometimes get to people—even if those people are famous.
There are quite a few hot celebrities who are doing well in their careers and have lots of great friends around them, but they haven’t found that special someone just yet. Of course, there are some celebs (and “normal” people) who aren’t looking for a committed relationship right now, for a variety of reasons. Some people are far too busy with their careers to give a relationship the time it deserves (yes, some individuals use this as an excuse to get away from a clingy potential mate, but sometimes, it’s true). Other people just want to focus on themselves for a while before having to share their lives with someone else. And yes, there are some people who just don’t think that relationships are the most important thing in the world.
It’s also not a given that just because a person is good looking, he/she is “taken.” Wondering why these aesthetically pleasing celebs haven’t found a nice guy/girl yet? Obviously, so are many of their fans. Here are 12 hot celebs that you may not know are still single.
12 Orlando Bloom
This handsome Brit is known for playing a Hobbit, and for his work in Pirates of the Caribbean. Orlando Bloom was also married to Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr for a few years, and the two have a young son together. After their divorce, reports have claimed that the two are still friends and are happy with the arrangements they’ve made to raise their son. Fans of Bloom were probably secretly happy to hear that he was on the market again, but there have been a few rumors that he’s been getting cozy with Kendall Jenner. We’re hoping this isn’t true, since he’s 38 and Jenner is only 19.
11 Chris Evans
The Captain America star is known for his winning smile and exceptional ability to wear facial hair well. Many of Evans’ fans wonder why he’s not married yet, but he doesn’t seem to be too stressed about it. After all, it doesn’t look like it’s hard for him to find a beautiful successful woman. Evans was dating actress Minka Kelly, but after the two broke up, there were reports that they may be heating things back up when they were seen walking their dogs in West Hollywood. Of course, neither star has confirmed that the relationship is back on, so it looks like Chris Evans is still on the market, surprisingly.
10 Kourtney Kardashian
After being in a relationship with Scott Disick for almost 10 years, Kourtney Kardashian finally decided to call it quits in the summer of 2015. Allegedly, Scott wasn’t being faithful to her, and she’d had enough. The pair has three children together, which likely made the breakup a little more difficult. However, it seems like Kardashian is successfully moving on with her life. She literally whipped herself back into shape after her third child, and has reportedly been spending lots of quality time with her family and her girlfriends. It doesn’t look like getting into a relationship is at the forefront of Kourtney’s mind right now, but she definitely looks great, so we wouldn’t be shocked if there’s some romance-related news about her soon.
9 Kate Hudson
In December 2014, Kate Hudson called off her engagement to Matthew Bellamy. Her fans were disappointed, since this was (about to be) Hudson’s second attempt at marriage, and those who follow her career were rooting for her. Bellamy and Hudson also have a son together, and reports have stated that the two are still friendly with one another for the good of their child. Kate also has an 11-year-old son from her ex-husband, and has reportedly been spending her time with her boys and taking trips with her famous mom, Goldie Hawn. Rumors have swirled that she’s having a fling with Nick Jonas, but the two have been pretty tight-lipped about it. After all, it could be over by now.
8 Britney Spears
In the summer of 2015, Britney ended her relationship with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol. However, Spears hasn’t had much time to mourn the breakup, since she’s busy performing during her Las Vegas residency. She’s also been spending lots of quality time with her sons, Sean and Jayden (her ex-husband Kevin Federline is their father). We’ve all seen what happens to Britney when she’s in relationships, and some of her exes haven’t exactly had nice things to say about her. Maybe it’s best for Ms. Spears to be solo for a while and concentrate on being a great mom.
Singer and fashion icon Rihanna, has been romantically linked to race car driver Lewis Hamilton and Leonardo DiCaprio in recent months, but as of now, it looks like she’s single. In August 2015, she even made it clear that she’s not romantically involved with anyone when NBA player Matt Barnes, alluded to the fact that he and Rihanna were seeing each other. Perhaps Rihanna is taking her time playing the field, so she can find someone she can really trust. Her fans were heartbroken when she went through all that trauma with Chris Brown, so we’re hoping her next relationship is a healthy one.
6 Adriana Lima
Strikingly beautiful Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima separated from her husband Marko Jaric, in 2014. Since then, she’s been seen having a great time sunbathing on the beaches of Miami. Lima has also been attending red carpet events in Cannes, and she’s likely been spending some time in the gym as well, since she’s got to look her best for Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. Adriana also has two sons with Jaric, so naturally, a lot of her time has gone to raising her boys as well. We don’t doubt that men have tried to approach her after learning of her separation, but Lima has been pretty mum about her love life. After all, there may not be anything to tell right now.
5 Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has a lot going for her. She’s not just an actress, she’s also a writer and producer. Her show The Mindy Project has been so popular because many women can relate to her quirkiness mixed with professionalism (sometimes) and a need for real love. She’s gone through some ups and downs in her love life on the show, but in real life, Kaling has admitted that she is completely single. During a recent interview on Ellen, Mindy said that she doesn’t have one-night stands because she has “medications that she has to take at night” and she likes to be home in the evening so she can “do her flossing.” Looks like the next guy who comes along is going to have to love activities like watching a movie at home and ordering takeout.
4 Taraji P. Henson
Taraji is one of the reasons that the Fox show Empire, is so successful. She’s bold, bubbly and full of personality. She’s also beautiful, so it’s hard for many of her fans to believe that some guy hasn’t professed his love yet. Henson has stated that she’s not stressed about not having a man right now, and shared in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she wants a guy with a great personality who doesn’t take himself too seriously. She also shared that she wants someone who will allow her to be herself, which may indicate that she’s dealt with some insecure men in the past. She’s pretty successful, and any man who wants to be with her has to be confident.
3 Charlize Theron
We don’t need any more proof that sometimes, really hot people are single. Gorgeous model and actress Charlize Theron was engaged to Sean Penn, but broke off the engagement. We’re guessing she realized that she was probably making the wrong choice and wanted to end things before she was entangled in a bitter divorce. Since the split, Theron has actually been looking better than ever (just when you thought it wasn’t possible), and she’s been busy raising her children. She already had an adopted son named Jackson when she was with Penn, and when the two called it quits, she adopted a girl named August.
2 Hilary Duff
The singer and actress is currently one of the stars of the TV Land show Younger. Die-hard Hilary Duff fans remember her from her days on the Disney Channel as the star of the show Lizzie McGuire. These days, one of Duff’s most important roles is that of a single mom. She has a son named Luca, and in early 2015, she announced that she and her hockey player husband, Mike Comrie, were ending their marriage, even after they tried to reconcile. Hilary also got some publicity for being on Tinder, but made it clear that she’s not looking for anything serious.
1 Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is the new fresh face of Calvin Klein, and she’s had a pretty successful modeling career so far. While she’s been romantically linked (allegedly) to Orlando Bloom and supposedly had a brief fling with Nick Jonas during summer 2015, Jenner is currently single. The majority of Kendall’s time this summer was spent vacationing with her family. That is, when she wasn’t modeling on the catwalk and securing modeling campaigns. Modeling for chic brands like Balmain, Chanel and Marc Jacobs leaves little time to date. Also, we’re hoping that Kendall will make sensible choices in her romantic life, so she won’t experience the same mistakes in love as the rest of her family.