Generally speaking, whenever a star is in a serious relationship, it’s expected that there will be a wedding before too long. After all, what do people love more than an over-the-top celebrity wedding, especially when almost half of all American marriages end in divorce?
But there are quite a few celebrities who’ve never partaken in one – and who, in fact, may never partake in one. Some aren’t interested at all in the concept of marriage, while some abstain from tying the knot due to political beliefs. And, of course, there’s some who simply haven’t met the right person. Here, then, are 20 celebrities that, believe it or not, have never been wed… yet!
20. Oprah Winfrey
What’s a successful woman without a man at her side? Well, as a matter of fact, she’s Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful women in the world. And while Winfrey does have a long-term partner in Stedman Graham, she nevertheless has no plans to marry him. In fact, she calls their 30-year relationship “untraditional.”
19. Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins was in a long-term relationship with fellow actor Susan Sarandon from 1988 to 2009. In fact, he even had two now-adult children with her – but the couple never tied the knot. And while rumor has it he’s now back in the dating game and seeing a much younger woman, whether that will lead to marriage is anyone’s guess.
18. Hugh Grant
Well-known Lothario Hugh Grant has dated tons of women, and he’s betrayed one or two of them as well. But, in fact, the actor has never actually been married. Indeed, it remains to be seen whether the man who once said that he doesn’t think relationships need to be monogamous will ever settle down.
17. Jon Hamm
When discussing his relationship with actress Jennifer Westfeldt in 2012, Jon Hamm said, “We may not have a piece of paper that says we’re husband and wife, but after ten years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper.” Ultimately, though, it made no difference: the pair split in 2015, and the Mad Men star remains unwed.
16. Eva Mendes
The gorgeous Eva Mendes has been partners with the equally attractive Ryan Gosling since 2011. And while the couple also have a daughter, they likely won’t be further cementing their partnership by marrying anytime soon. “It’s nothing negative when I say I don’t believe in marriage,” Mendes once said, continuing, “I just don’t think it’s necessary.”
15. Adrien Brody
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody may be 43, but he remains unmarried – all the more surprising when you consider his striking looks. And certainly he’s dated a lot of women, including Michelle Dupont, his former personal assistant, and Spanish actress and model Elsa Pataky. Nevertheless, the star, who was last seen stepping out with Lara Lieto, still doesn’t have a gold band on his finger.
14. Al Pacino
Veteran actor Al Pacino has had three children – Julie, Anton and Olivia – with two different women, not to mention an on-off partnership with his The Godfather co-star Diane Keaton. Yet, despite all these trysts, he’s never been married. And while he’s 76 now, as the saying goes, it’s never too late.
13. Leonardo DiCaprio
There was a whole generation of young girls who dreamed that Leonardo DiCaprio would marry them one day, but to date they’ve all ended up disappointed. Indeed, although he’s been linked to many women, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen and actress Blake Lively, he’s never taken the plunge into marriage. Maybe those girls still have a chance after all, then…
12. Marisa Tomei
Actress Marisa Tomei has dated both Logan Marshall-Green and her Captain America: Civil War co-star Robert Downey Jr, but neither of those relationships generated a wedding. And, so it appears, probably none of her liaisons ever will. “I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution,” Tomei said in 2009.
11. Tyra Banks
Former model Tyra Banks has never been married, but considering all the stuff the 42-year-old still does, it starts to make sense. Indeed, she’s a businesswoman, author, actress, TV host, producer, university guest lecturer and mother to a young son. And there’s certainly no need to add “wife” to that long list of labels if she doesn’t want to – perhaps, in fact, she doesn’t even have the time.
10. Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton has had a long and exciting career in addition to raising two adopted kids. It’s small wonder, then, that the veteran star doesn’t approve of people hinting that she needs a husband in her life. “I don’t think that because I’m not married it’s made my life any less. That old maid myth is garbage,” WENN quoted her as saying in 2001. Quite.
9. Charlize Theron
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron is one of the most beautiful women in the world. So someone must have snapped her up already, right? Well, nope. And even while she was dating Sean Penn, she revealed that she had no intention to marry him. “Let’s put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress,” she told Vogue in 2014.
8. Matt Dillon
Wayward Pines star Matt Dillon has said that he’s not adverse to getting married, but he hasn’t tied the knot just yet. And not even his high-profile relationship with Cameron Diaz led to the altar. Surely, though, there are plenty of women in the world who would happily volunteer to date him…
7. Kristin Davis
Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis has never been married and likes it that way. “It’s not that I wouldn’t, but I don’t see that I must do it or be unhappy,” she’s said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever get married. I’m perfectly happy with my single self.” And she’s pretty busy enjoying motherhood as it is by bringing up Gemma, her adopted daughter.
6. Sarah Silverman
Comedian Sarah Silverman, currently dating actor Michael Sheen, made her feelings about marriage clear on Twitter in 2014. “Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married…Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric.”
5. Sheryl Crow
Musician Sheryl Crow has been engaged to high-profile men many a time but never followed through. “I would love to get married – I’m still old-fashioned. But I don’t think marriage is the be-all and end-all,” she said to Good Housekeeping in 2014. “It’s better to have three broken engagements than three divorces.”
4. Benicio del Toro
Actor Benicio del Toro has a child with Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly – but he never settled down with her and has no plans to. “Everyone says, ‘Why isn’t he married?,’” he proclaimed back in 2010. “But it’s like, ‘F**k! Why do I have to get married? Just so I can get divorced?’”
3. Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson may be a Wedding Crasher, but he’s yet to have his own big day. The 48-year-old star has two sons by two different women and has dated famous ladies like Kate Hudson and Sheryl Crow, but he seems – for now at least – rather uninterested in marriage.
2. Winona Ryder
Stranger Things star Winona Ryder once had a very public relationship with fellow actor Johnny Depp. But, despite an engagement, she never actually married him – or anyone else for that matter. And while he’s had two failed marriages now, she’s had zero. Furthermore, in 2016 Ryder even commented to retail website Net-a-Porter, “I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times.” Subtle shade at her famous ex, perhaps?
1. Bill Maher
Caustic TV host Bill Maher is 60 now but has still not ever been hitched. “I’m the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married, and their wives – they don’t want them playing with me. I’m like the escaped slave – I bring news of freedom,” he once joked through his website.