Marriage and celebrities don’t always go hand-in-hand, especially in the case of a few very specific perpetually single stars. We were all shocked when George Clooney—Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor—got engaged to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, mostly because George has been so resistant to marriage in the past. While hell definitely seemed to freeze over in this case, we’re not holding our breath that all Hollywood’s notorious bachelorettes and bachelors will follow suit.
With wedding season drawing near, it seemed fitting to shed some light on the celebrities who have taken a stand against saying “I do.” In fact, many of the world’s most desirable leading ladies and gentlemen – Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, and Leonardo DiCaprio – have spoken out about their decision to stay single.
Read on for 22 stars who have no desire to walk down the aisle any time soon.
“The question is, ‘Why (get married)?’ it’s not, ‘Why not?’” Hawn said of longtime beau, Kurt Russell on “CBS This Morning” in 2012. “We love each other. We fight the way people are supposed to fight. We love our lives together.”
The actress has dated some of Hollywood’s most sought-after men, but has never added a “Mrs.” to her moniker. In 2001, Keaton said, "I don't think that because I'm not married it's made my life any less. That old maid myth is garbage.”
The mother-of-two has been playing house with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick for years, but has no intention of making things official.
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Pacino remains mum on why he has never married, but his friend, writer Lawrence Grobel, offered up this explanation to People in 1999: “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.”
The talk show host has been dating businessman Stedman Graham since 1986, but the pair has chosen not to take the plunge. During an interview on ITV's Lorraine,she revealed, "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.
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Despite rumored romantic linDespite rumored romantic links to celebrities including Neve Campbell and Minnie Driver, the actor has never said "I do." ks to celebrities including Neve Campbell and Minnie Driver, the actor has never said "I do."
In 2011, Maxim asked the actress f she thought marriage was a dying institution, she responded, “I think we have to make our own rules. I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships based off of old traditions that don’t suit our world any longer.”
He may be a father of two, but he hasn't settled down with the mother of his children. In fact, the notorious bachelor has never married, and it doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon
Despite his long list of ex-girlfriends, Leo shows no signs settling down.
In an interview with OK! Magazine the actress revealed that she only plans on marrying once. "I very much believe in marriage. I hope to only be married once, which is why I've never been married."
He has been with actress/screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt since 1997, but says that they haven't married because "people [should] get married when they're ready to have kids, which I'm not ruling out."
She dated Lance Armstrong and has written some of the best love songs in country music, but she has never wed.
The gorgeous blonde actress has maintained that she's never wanted to get married, even as a kid. "Even when I was a little girl I never dreamed of the white dress and all of that," she said in a 2008 interview.
The comedian isn't married, nor does she intend to be. When she was 9 years old, her father told her that she wasn't the "marrying kind," and she took it as a "huge compliment." Now, marriage isn't something she spends her time considering.
The "SATC" actress hasn't made a trip down the aisle and has started giving up on marriage now that she's in her mid-40s. "I don't know if I'll ever get married. I don't say never, but I just might not.”
She has made her distaste for marriage very clear, most recently stating: "I think husband and wife is just… very unsexy." We wonder if boyfriend Ryan Gosling can change her mind.
Married once at age 20, the actress has now taken an anti-marriage stance. On never considering marriage with ex-boyfriend Tim Robbins she revealed, "I've always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody. I thought that if you didn't get married you wouldn't take each other for granted as easily
She was one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, but Coco Chanel never got to design her own wedding dress. The fashionista never made it to the alter, despite having two great loves in her life.
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“Having kids would be marvelous, but marriage? Marriage would be lower on my list,” the singer told Sunday Times Style.
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In 2006, the actress stated, “I'm very comfortable not having to have a certificate. I think there's something wonderful about people wanting to stay together because they want to stay together."
In a February 2011 interview with Glamour, once-wed Kruger explained, "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."