The people included in this list are men and women of wealth, fame, and significance. However, this group of celebrities chose to never get married or never marry anyone again. They have wealth, prestige, and fame but one thing is missing: a ring. Read on to find out why they chose to remain single all this time.
Goldie Hawn is one of Hollywood’s greatest stars. The Academy and Golden Globe-winner has had several romantic interests before falling in love with actor Kurt Russell. The two have been together for more than three decades since they started dating in 1983. They raised four children but do not seem interested in getting married. According to Hawn, marriage isn’t entirely necessary for relationships to last.
Coco Chanel, the founder of the Chanel brand, has been a figure ingrained in the history of fashion. The fashion designer was often spotted with handsome men, but they didn’t seem to stay for long. Coco Chanel is famous for her unique preferences and was reported to have claimed that, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
The famous Californian singer Sheryl Crow led a lengthy and highly successful career. However, it seems that she has not met the same success with romance. She and world-famous cyclist Lance Armstrong were once in a relationship that was highly publicized. After they split up, Armstrong faced public backlash and humiliation after he was discovered to be using performance enhancers during competitions. Armstrong and Crow never reconciled, and the latter remains single.
The billionaire media executive goes back to humble beginnings. The self-made actress, writer, and producer runs her own media empire. For almost 30 years now, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have been in a relationship. There are many assumptions on why the two have not tied the knot yet and the most popular one was that Oprah does not want to go through an expensive and messy divorce. Her close friends, however, claim that Oprah believes ‘If ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’
Jacqueline Bisset is a gorgeous English lady who had many men pursuing her for years. Several of her affairs were also highly publicized such as those with martial arts instructor Emin Boztepe and Swiss actor Vincent Perez. Bisset’s relationships with the two men, in particular, were met with surprise and some disapproval since both were younger by 20 years. This lady with a timeless beauty has never married.
It is quite hard to resist American actress Marisa Tomei’s charms. She’s had her own share of relationships with famous actors such as Christian Slater, Lenny Kravitz, and Robert Downey Jr. Tomei is seemingly loving the success in her career despite being single.
South African actress Charlize Theron is considered one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. But the award-winning star remains single ever since she split with actor Sean Penn in 2015. She is raising her children on her own and has revealed that she tried dating apps. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean she’s not satisfied and happy in life without any attachments.
Mary Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker gained popularity thanks to her spirited character in the TV series Weeds. The beautiful actress and actor Billy Crudup had one child. She was engaged for some time to fellow actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan but the wedding was called off before they could even plan it.
Jennifer Lopez also known as JLo is a singer, dancer, actress and producer. She has been in a few high-profile affairs in the past. In 1998, she got married to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa but the marriage eventually ended. She started dating celebrities such as P-Diddy and got engaged to Ben Affleck once. She was married to Marc Anthony for several years and had twins with the singer. JLo has currently found love with Alex Rodriguez, a fromer NY Yankees baseball player. The couple appears love-struck. Could this lead to a wedding soon?
Jon Hamm never got hitched. Although people would think he might as well have since he dated actress and writer Jennifer Westfield from 1997 to 2015. Sadly, the two called it quits and never looked back since then.
Lady Gaga shocked the world once again when she announced that she and actor Taylor Kinney were over since they appeared to be perfect for each other. She talked about her relationship with her ex-fiancé in her documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two.” Lady Gaga and Kinney started dating in 2011 when they met on the set of one of her music videos. Lady Gaga announced the breakup on her Instagram account. Fans were sad for the singer, but it didn’t last long. The singer soon found romance with Christian Carino, an agent from Creative Artists Agency. One of the company’s clients is Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga and Carino revealed their engagement to the public and we are really happy for them. Although there are rumors that come up regarding her relationship with co-star Bradley Cooper, they have insisted that they are nothing more than friends.
Men fell head over heels with Diane Keaton when she starred in the film Annie Hall in 1977. The actress has been involved in several high-profile relationships with the most popular actors in the industry including Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Keanu Reeves, and Al Pacino. Despite this, the highly acclaimed actress is set on living an independent life.
Lucy Liu’s exotic allure remains irresistible to many fans. The Japanese American actress has seized the hearts of numerous of handsome men. Aside from her gorgeous features, Lucy Liu is also one of the most in demand stars in the industry. She and George Clooney were in a serious relationship, but they called it quits before they took the relationship to the next level, marriage. She made the decision to have a child through surrogacy in 2015. Since then, Liu has been raising the child on her own.
Hollywood star Matt Dillon has had several relationships in and out of the industry. However, the successful actor has never married. He and Cameron Diaz dated for some time in the 90s. He was reported to be dating Roberta Mastromichele in 2014 so perhaps a wedding might be happening in the future.
Australian actress Naomi Watts is another one who’s never gone down the aisle before. However, she was in a long-term relationship with Live Schreiber who she was with for a good 11 years. Watts and Schreiber have two children and remain to be in good terms after their breakup. Watts was also once rumored to be involved with the late actor Heath Ledger.
The talented, stunning and independent Kylie Minogue has experienced several challenges including her battle with breast cancer. Although she claimed that she wasn’t the type to marry, she almost tied the knot with British actor Joshua Sasse. Kylie maintained her single life after they broke up in 2017.
The gorgeous English actor has always been able to captivate women, but Hugh Grant is yet to make it to the altar. He and Liz Hurley were in a relationship for 13 years, but sadly, the couple decided to split up in the end.
Winona Ryder is one of the show biz industry’s talented and gorgeous actresses. She and famous actor Johnny Depp once dated after they starred in Tim Burton’s film, Edward Scissorhands. Winona was caught up in a scandal after she was found guilty of shoplifting from a famous and luxurious jewelry boutique. The actress has now made a successful comeback with the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Her love life is still waiting to come across the same success.
Kourtney Kardashian has turned into a household name thanks to their family’s reality show. The mom of three and reality star has had a stormy relationship with Scott Disick, the father of her children. Scott found it difficult to stay faithful to his wife and keep himself clean. Eventually, the relationship ended for those two. Kourtney is rumored to be dating actor Luka Sabbat who is 19 years younger than her. Even though she’s had her fair share of relationships in the past, someone is yet to put a ring on her finger.
Even in her 50s, Lauren Graham is still considered as leading lady material. The Gilmore Girls actress has had several love affairs in the past although none of them led her down the aisle. She and her Parenthood co-star Peter Kraus had been dating since 2010. However, it seems like 8 years isn’t enough to make the actress tie the knot.
Mae West was one of the industry’s sex symbols. The singer-actress was known for her provocative and sultry roles in films. In the course of her career, West maintained that she was never tying the knot. She once said, “Men are my hobby—if I ever got married, I’d have to give it up.”
Joan Jett is well known for her eccentric choices in life. The famous rock star has mainly kept quiet about her personal life which makes fans all the more curious about her. Despite being involved in several relationships, the singer has never settled down which raised questions regarding her sexuality.
Dana Delany has been in the dating scene for quite some time and the actress seems to be fine with it. According to a 2017 interview, the actress claimed she was “happily unmarried”. She further explained, “I do like relationships, but I have to admit. The older I get, the more I love my solitude. I don’t wanna give that up.”
John Cusack was a popular actor starting from the ‘80s. He’s had several famous girlfriends such as Minnie Driver, Nev Campbell, and his Say Anything co-star Lili Taylor. Despite their popularity, Cusack has always held his relationships in a low-profile and is yet to tie the knot.
Allison Janey has been in the business for some time now. Some of her well known works are The West Wing, I, Tonya, Juno, and the sitcom Mom. The beautiful actress is in a relationship currently, but it seems she doesn’t plant to tie the knot any time soon. She has expressed many times in the past that she does not believe in marriage.
American actress Edie Falco seems to be enjoying the success her career has met. The actress came out triumphant in her battle against addiction, and she’s happy she went through it alone. The actress shared, “Because I’m not married I tend to get a lot of eye-rolling conversations with people about their marriages. Why would I want to head there? I want love in my life, no question about that. But I have a ton of it.”
Emilia Clarke starred in the Game of Thrones and millions of people fell in love with her as the mother of dragons. However, it seems that there isn’t much happening romantic wise for the actress. A few years ago, she was rumored to be in a relationship with Seth McFarlane. But the actress hasn’t been tied to anyone since then.
Owen Wilson has been in a relationship with many A-list celebrities, yet none of these has led to marriage. He even got engaged to Kate Hudson 2008 but their engagement did not last. Then he dated Sheryl Crow but the relationship ended as well. His two children are from different mothers even though the actor has never said a wedding vow.
Greta Garbo is an iron-willed woman. In a time where remaining single was a taboo for women, Greta Garbo went against the norm of society. Although she has had many romantic affairs, she declined marriage proposals from her suitors. One of the things she said about marriage was, “There are some who want to get married and others who don’t. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”
Jane Austen was considered to be the first female author to master the ‘chick-lit’ genre. Many of the heroines in her stories are tangled in passionate romances but it seems that the author had no interest spending time with men. Although she got engaged once, that engagement was only for several hours since she quickly changed her mind. Austen instead pursued working on her craft her whole life.
Mindy Kaling is a bestselling author, comedian, and actress. Most of her the characters she portrays on screen are crazy about marriage, but it seems the comedian could not be more different from them. She revealed not long ago that she was going to raise her first child on her own. Kaling said, “In my 20s, I was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy. … Now it’s almost the opposite.”
Louisa May Alcott
American novelist Louisa May Alcott is most known for her novel the Little Women. The author had chosen to maintain a single life until she passed away which created a commotion in her conservative era. After she visited a married acquaintance, the author reportedly said that the “nest” was was “very sweet and pretty, but I’d rather be a free spinster and paddle my own canoe.”
It seems that more and more successful and powerful women are choosing not to get married. Condoleezza Rice is one of them. Rice served as the US Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She and NFL player Rick Upchurch were engaged for a short period but she has never been married.
Coco Chanel is regarded as one of the icons in the fashion industry who completely transformed the trends in women’s clothing. The French designer was also famous for her independent attitude. The fashion designer chose to remain single throughout her life and has said that “It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him.”
Supermodel Tyra Banks has been an icon in the fashion industry since she first started modeling when she was only 15 years old. She conquered the Victoria’s Secret show in 1997 and embedded her name in the industry. Tyra had a child with her former partner Erik Asla before they broke up in 2017. Although the supermodel is currently single, she continues to thrive with her career as an actress, model, and producer.
Kimberly Stewart is the daughter of famous parents Alana and Rod Stewart. Ever since she was a teenager, her wild lifestyle has been the plastered in tabloids. When she was 19 years old, she got engaged to MTV’s Laguna Beach Talan Torriero after dating for a few weeks only. The wedding was, however, canceled. She gave birth to her child with actor Benicio del Toro in 2011 despite the fact that they never became official. Even though she’s had handful of past romances, Stewart is yet to tie the knot.
Matthew Perry gained popularity in the hit TV series Friends. His real life is far from that of his character on the show who had the perfect wedding. He has dated many gorgeous Hollywood actresses such as Yasmine Bleeth, Lauren Graham, and Julia Roberts. But Perry has not popped the question to anyone.
Movie and TV actress Dina Meyer first became popular after appearing in the famous 90s FOX TV show 90210. The 50-year-old star now has many movies under her belt, but she has not been married.
Her acting talents and vivacious personality are what Queen Latifah is known for. The talented actress is also recognized for keeping her personal matters strictly private. Everyone knows, however, that she it is difficult to meet her romantic standards. She has said before that she is not closed to the idea of marriage, but her would-be partner must go all out in pursuing her.
Dana Delany starred in the TV show Desperate Housewives but she is far from the character she had in the show since she is yet to say ‘I do’. The actress has talked about her single status but she has never said she was against marriage. However, it’s evident that it’s not at the top of her priority list. We’ll be waiting if and when Mr. Right finally comes.
Talented singer and rapper Lauryn Hill’s romantic life was always put under the spotlight. For 15 years, she dated Rohan, Bob Marley’s son. The couple has a big family with five children, but they never got married. Some rumors say that this was because, in 2011, she had someone else’s baby.
Andrea Tantaros became well-known when she became a Fox News political analyst. She previously co-hosted The Five and Outnumbered. Tantaros is currently dating singer and actor Dave Navarro, and they have been together for almost three years. Navarro was previously married to Carmen Electra. It seems that Tantaros and Navarro are both satisfied with the current status of their relationship and are not rushing to tie the knot.
Cote de Pablo
Cote de Pablo was a popular cast member of the TV series NCIS and was in a long-term relationship with Diego Serrano. The two started going out in 200 but they called it quits 15 years later. The couple was never engaged even though they spent several years together. She hasn’t been involved in any serious affair since she broke up with Serrano.
Jorja Fox has made a name for herself in the TV industry, but she has always kept her personal life private despite being a celebrity. The actress remains tight-lipped about her romantic life. At the moment, it appears that Fox is not dating anybody.
Lindsey Vonn is one of the most successful female athletes around the world. The athlete’s relationship with Tiger Woods became highly publicized, and no one has been linked with her after they broke up. She and her latest boyfriend Kenan Smith split up just before the Winter Olympics. Vonn is single as of now, but we are hoping that she gets some time for her love life once she achieves her Olympic goals.
The gorgeous Russian tennis player has been in a few high-profile relationships. Most recently, she dated fellow tennis player Grigor Dimitrov. She talked about her relationship in the autobiography she released. However, Sharapova is currently enjoying spending her time as a single woman. It seems that the tennis star’s suspension from the sport had a great effect on her and pushed her to focus more on rebuilding her career. We’re hoping she comes across love again this time.
The Feres Twins
Branca and Bia Feres are some of the most good-looking athletes in the world. The twins are Brazillian synchronized swimmers who also became media personalities and top models. It’s shocking that these two gorgeous ladies remain single. But who needs a man when you have a twin for a best friend?
There are many celebrities who are content and happy in a relationship even without a wedding ring. Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp are proof to such given that the couple had children together while they dated for 15 years. At the time, Vanessa shared that the two of them were in a committed relationship. It may have been a blessing in disguise that they didn’t marry each other since the couple split eventually, and Depp started a new relationship with co-star Amber Heard. Depp and Heard weren’t together for long and Vanessa has remained single.
Tennis superstar Anna Kournikova has maintained an extremely private personal life. This is why people aren’t particularly sure whether or not she’s already married her partner, Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias. Married or not, the couple has two children and have been together for almost two decades since they met in 2001.
Jennifer Lawrence is currently one of the top actresses in the US. The actress was not only included in Time’s 100 most influential people in 2013, she also made it to Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2014 and 2016 as well. Why is the actress not married? She dated fellow X-men star Nicholas Hoult for some time but the two broke apart eventually. Her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky lasted a year before they decided to split up. The actress often says, “my love life is non-existent”.
If you remember the name Anita Hill, it might be due to her courage when she testified against Clarence Thomas in his confirmation hearings. Hills remains single at 62 years old. The lawyer’s personal life is extremely private, but it is known that she’s been in a long-term relationship. The formidable lawyer once talked about him and said, “We’re both committed, and we’re happy. We’re together every day of the year, but we each have our own home. I don’t have anything against marriage; I haven’t decided not to do it. I just haven’t decided to do it.”
Sarah Silverman gained popularity due to her use of unconventional and sometimes taboo topics in her comedy sketches. When the topic of marriage was brought up, she said, “I’m not against marriage, but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger. Marriage, to me, is like eating meat. I think it’s gross and crazy. If you’re getting married today, it’s the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn’t allow blacks or Jews.” The comedian previously dated Michael Sheen and Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, those relationships were later included in her stand-ups.
Robin Roberts is one of the news anchors on ABC’s Good Morning America. The show’s audience adore her because she symbolized strength and resilience. The news anchor has never gotten married, but she has been dating Amber Laign fore 14 years now. It seems though that the two are not in rush to walk down the aisle. You might be surprised to find out they still live in their separate homes. According to the National Inquirer, Roberts and Laign would be married around the holidays in 2014 but it turned out be simply a rumor.
Edie Falco’s is probably most known for playing the character of Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos. Although she did an excellent job being a mob wife, it was all thanks to acting since the actress is very much single. Edie talked about marriage to the Daily Beast in 2010. “I’m sure my parents’ divorces did affect me in some way, but also in my life, in general, I don’t see a lot of marriages that look appealing to me. Because I’m not married I tend to get a lot of eye-rolling conversations with people about their marriages. Why would I want to head there? I want love in my life, no question about that. But I have a ton of it.” We’re amazed by the news that the actress adopted two daughters who she is raising alone.
Writer and producer Shonda Rhimes is known for her works on television such as How To Get Away With Murder, the long-running Grey’s Anatomy series, and Scandal. Rhimes has three kids but is totally not interested in getting married. In 2015, she told Oprah, “I don’t want to get married. At all. Because I could not have the life that I’ve created for myself. I couldn’t do it.”
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have been together for 13 years, but the actress never really married. The couple said that they are content with their relationship and don’t feel like marriage was necessary. They share custody over their two children, and after they ended their relationship Helena shared, “I don’t plan on marrying or even dating. I feel very self-sufficient at the moment. I’m just going to work out who I am on my own and it’s quite liberating.”
Miranda Richardson is most often remembered for her character in the Sleepy Hollow film. The actress says that she is not against marriage but she will only get married to the right person for her. She revealed to the Daily Mail in a 2009 interview, “I think marriage would be quite good for me, but I’m not going to just go out and hire someone. I think, intermittently, that you find Mr. Right, but you have to get lucky. I don’t rule out having a family – it just hasn’t happened for me yet.”
Harper Lee wrote the classic novel and Pulitzer Prize winner To Kill A Mockingbird. . The author never married, never had any kids and maintained a private life until she died in 2016. According to Harper Lee’s biographer Marja Mills, the author did date for a while but nothing serious ever came out of them.
Janet Napolitano served as the United States Secretary of Homeland Security as well as the Governor and Attorney General of Arizona. She is also the current President of the University of California system. She has quite a massive resume, that’s for sure. We commend her if she chose to pursue her career instead of love.
Chelsea Handler is currently one of Hollywood’s funniest women. The comedian’s fierce personality and staunch views on politics gave her the name. When asked about marriage, the comedian shared, “Never married. Never murdered. Marriage PSA: You Can Say No.” Later on, it seems that she has changed her mind when she said, “I realize now that you can be committed to someone without commercialization and all that nonsense. So now I’d get married.”
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling make an adorable couple, and the stars even have two children. Eva Mendes said in 2011, “I’m not like anti-marriage or the institution, like other people. I love the idea of a union but I think, it’s a very old-fashioned, archaic kind of thing. We did it for land originally. How unromantic is that?” Eva made a point.
Susan Boyle had a quiet life before she joined and gained popularity in the competition show Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle was single before she became famous, and she is still single now. In an interview, she said, “I live by myself with my cat Pebbles but I have the support of all my brothers and sisters and my neighbors and friends.”
Charlotte from Sex and the City was Kristin Davis’ character who the most idealistic about marriage and family. However, Davis revealed that she is the opposite in real life. According to a 2013 interview with Haute Living, “if I did marry, it would be someone so awesome, I would bring him in and potentially share time with Gemma. I don’t know that I necessarily totally intended to still be single, though I do remember being young and thinking, ‘Why are all these people getting married?’ But I’m an actress. I’ve never exactly been the status quo.” Davis adopted her daughter Gemma Rose.
Monica Lewinsky had a very public affair with former President Bill Clinton when she worked at the White House. She dates for some time but has trouble in maintaining a long and stable relationship. She also has difficulty holding on to a job and instead chose to focus on charity work.
Paris Hilton is the famous heiress of the Hilton hotel. She inherited millions from her great grandfather’s hotel empire. However, Paris became famous as one of Hollywood’s socialites although she has created a career as a DJ, singer, actress, model, author, designer, and businesswoman. She’s had a few high-profile relationships and was engaged to Paris Lastsis for a time. Recently, Paris and Chris Zylka got engaged but they sadly split up in November 2018.
Canadian actress Rachel McAdams starred in films such as The Notebook, Doctor Strange, and Mean Girls. The talented actress has been in several relationships over the past years including Ryan Gosling and other Hollywood stars. For the past 2 years, she has been with screenwriter Jamie Linden, and the two recently welcomed their first born.
A comedian, actress, writer, and prodecure. Rebel Wilson is all of that. Wilson has starred in several films but her most famous one is undoubtedly the Bridesmaids. Rebel and her co-star Matt Lucas dated during the time was being filmed but it didn’t lead to something more serious. She and Aden stay are currently dating although it doesn’t seem like there’ll be a wedding soon.
Sandra Bullock, one of Hollywood’s highest paid stars, is also a philanthropist and producer. She dated several of the most sought-after men in the industry including the likes of Ryan Gosling and Matthew McConaughey. She was engaged to Tate Donovan in the 90s but got married to Jesse James later. The two filed for divorce after allegations of cheating emerged. Bullock won custody of the child and adopted a daughter as well. Since 2015, he has been in a relationship with LA photographer Bryan Randall. Whether this relationship would last remains to be seen.
People probably remember Emma Watson for playing Hermione Granger in the incredibly successful Harry Potter series. The actress is also known for her activism. Watson launched the HeForShe campaign which was a UN Women campaign targeting gender equality and has been actively involved in promoting the education of young girls. She was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. She also received the Best British Style award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. It seems being the 28-year-old is quite demanding. Instead of fellow actors, Watson has searched for romance somewhere else. The actress is rumored to be in a relationship with a tech CEO called Brendan Wallace.
Jennifer Anniston is one of the most massively successful actresses. She’s had quite a few romantic affairs before and most of them were highly publicized due to her tremendous popularity. She married Brad Pitt in 2000 but they eventually divorced and his new romance with Angelina Jolie was quite difficult to understand. Aniston married Justin Theroux and they were together for 2 years before separating. Now, Jen is single again and we wish she finds love and happiness.
Danica Patrick has gained a lot of attention from fans around the world these days. Patrick is not only gorgeous, but she can drive cars faster and better than most people can. The race car driver has had quite an interesting love life and has been married twice before. However, both marriages came to an end. Currently, she is in a relationship with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. We can only guess if the relationship would last.