You may watch celebrities on-screen, read their works, or know them for the royal status, and think they are the perfect marriage candidate. As for these listed celebrities, however, they seem to have chosen the path away from marriage and never made anything official with a romantic partner. It is always good to see when women make their way without a man by their side. Even Queen Elizabeth I of England did not conform to the royal protocol of marriage, and she was the ruler of a whole nation. Women are proving that sometimes a career takes prevalence over the need for finding a suitor in life, and they are not willing to give up everything they’ve worked hard for. Here are our favorite unmarried celebs.
Kimberly Stewart, the famous actress who splits her time between movies, television, and reality TV, is the daughter of Rod and Alana Stewart. Even though her parents have been happily married for years, Kim has chosen not to follow in their footsteps.
Despite getting engaged to Talan Torriero from MTV’s Laguna Beach after only a month of dating, and sharing a daughter with Benicio del Toro, Kimberly has remained unmarried. Only time will tell if there’s a ring in her future!
Coco Chanel, an iconic fashion designer, once said that “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” Chanel has always stood by her words and has kept her relationships casual.
She once stated that, when it comes to men, she prefers to have the same impact on their lives as a bird would. Because of her beliefs, she chose to never settle down, even though she has often appeared publicly with good-looking men on her arm.
As one of the most successful women in television, Oprah Winfrey has built an empire for herself. The talk show icon has worked hard throughout her entire career. Many have speculated that Oprah never got married because she feared the financial repercussions of a messy divorce.
In reality, Oprah has been happy with the relationship she shares with her longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham. The two have been together for over 30 years. As Dr. Phil once said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
Despite the fact that Jacqueline Bisset has been romantically involved with a few serious boyfriends, she has never tied the knot. Two of Bisset’s relationships lasted seven years each, and another lasted for an impressive 14 years!
With a total of close to three decades spent in relationships, Bisset has stated that the more time you spend with a partner, the harder it becomes to ignore their faults, bad habits, and shortcomings. She believes that this is why she never took the plunge.
Even though tennis star and blonde bombshell Anna Kournikova has been involved with numerous high profile relationships and romantic rumors, her marriage status remains unclear.
Kournikova was once engaged to NHL star Pavel Bure and was even rumored to have briefly married another hockey player in Sergei Fedorov, but this cannot be confirmed. The only thing we know for sure is that Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have been an item for a while. Iglesias has yet to put a ring on her finger.
Anita Hill earned her fame under unfortunate circumstances, as she became caught up in a massive political scandal. Hill made a name for herself after testifying against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
She most likely decided to keep her love life a secret as a result of the controversy. Even though Hill isn’t against the idea of marriage, and has shared a relationship with her boyfriend for some time now, the two are still not ready to take the plunge.
Sometimes, actions can say a whole lot more than words. Even though actress Greta Garbo has stated in interviews that she would be interested in marriage if the right man were to come along, her history says otherwise.
After getting engaged to actor Jack Gilbert and planning a wedding together, Garbo pulled a runaway bride and left her would-be husband standing at the altar all alone. Evidently, she did not believe that he was the right man for her.
Even though Diane Keaton has played numerous married roles in film and on television, she has yet to play the real-life part.
Regardless, Keaton has dated her fair share and has been romantically linked to big-time times in the film industry such as Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, and Warren Beatty. Diane has stated that she’s willing to settle down one day, but that she refuses to sacrifice her own freedom or independence for a happy marriage.
Cote de Pablo
Cote de Pablo became a breakout star when she began working on the hit procedural, NCIS. During that time, she was linked to Diego Serrano, another show business staple, but despite the longevity of their relationship, the pair never seemed pressed to tie the knot.
They were together for 15 years, from 2000 until their split in 2015, but during that time, they didn’t even consider getting engaged. Since her break up, Cote has been living it up as a single lady.
Condoleeze Rice rose to become one of the most powerful women in American history, but long before she enjoyed that honored tenure, she was engaged to Rick Upchurch, who played for the NFL.
It seems that Rice had the last laugh, as she subsequently rose through the ranks of the American political system, culminating with her appointment as Secretary of State. Rice might not be opposed to marriage on principle, but it will take one heck of a guy to put a ring on it.
Lauren Graham became one of the most famed TV actresses of the early millennium when she brought the vivacious young mom, Lorelei Gilmore to life for seven years.
Lorelei may have eventually wed, but Lauren has stayed far away from the altar, despite a long-lasting relationship with a Peter Krause, whom she met on the set of Parenthood. The two have been together for close to a decade, but they don’t seem to have any plans to make it official anytime soon.
Sheryl Crow is lucky she built her legacy as a singer, and not as the wife of the former sportsman, Lance Armstrong.
The two were once engaged, but despite to part ways long before Armstrong’s reputation was dampened by scandal as he was caught having used chemical aids during his racing heyday. Crow definitely seems like she knows she dodged a bullet, and has refrained from marrying anyone else since then, though she has built a family with two adopted sons.
Lauryn Hill has never been the sort of artist who spills all her secrets, and her romantic entanglements are certainly something she’s kept to herself. She was involved in a long-term partnership with Rohan Marley for 15 years, a union which produced five children.
That partnership dissolved in 2011 when Lauryn went on to have a child with another man. Whether this was the cause or the consequences of the split, we may never know, but it seems Hill has no intention of marrying.
Edie Falco is one of the best-regarded actresses of her time. She was a staple on the HBO hit crime show, Sopranos, before headlining a show of her own, when she was cast in the title role of Nurse Jackie.
Falco has a good reason for never taking the leap and tying the knot. She already has two daughters whom she adopted, but she has also shared that she’s seen enough unhappy spouses ever to want to risk becoming one.
You may recognize Allison Janney from playing wife and mother in the hit series, Mom. However, off-screen, Janney has decided not to start a family of her own.
It seems the reason for this is that Janney has not found the right person, stating that she would not mind getting serious if that right person came along. With such a successful career, Janney has perhaps not found the time to embark on a serious relationship, but if she were to, she would hope that person is a good travel companion.
She may not feature on screen, but she is the name behind the hit series’ such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, making Shonda Rhimes a very successful Hollywood producer.
With such a busy career and the demands of her work, it may have prevented this hit producer from ever tying the knot. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey, she said she did not want to lose the life she built for herself, and is happy to just play mother to her three children instead.
Her career may have taken her all the way from being an iconic female rapper to becoming an accomplished actress, but there is still one thing Queen Latifah has yet to do: get married. The successful starlet has kept her love life secretive over the years.
In fact, she’s never even been romantically linked to anyone by tabloids. Latifah has said in interviews that she’s open to marriage, her potential fiance will need to put in some serious work wooing her.
Miranda Richardson has taken on interesting characters during her film career, starring in Sleepy Hollow, Phantom of the Opera, and many others.
When it comes to her personal life, meanwhile, she is not as secretive or mysterious as her on-screen portrayals and has spoken openly about her relationship status. Speaking to the press, Richardson has admitted that she is still waiting to find the right guy, but is also at peace with the fact that she is not yet married.
Sarah Silverman has built her career on her outspoken style of comedy. Though she has been linked to many other famous men in the past, Silverman has never tied the not with any of them.
Silverman’s brand of humor, often influenced by her Jewish heritage as made her a force to be reckoned with, those it’s not the reason she never walked down the aisle. One of her most well-known relationships was to Jimmy Kimmel, another star of the American comedy circuit.
Winona Ryder has enjoyed a storied career since making her big breakthrough in the 1980s, and it seems she has no plans to shirk the spotlight anytime soon. Her most recent role is in the Netflix hit, Stranger Things.
As she’s grown older on the silver screen, however, fans have wondered if Winona will ever walk down the aisle. Ryder has also had a slew of beaus on her arm, including Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, and Keanu Reeves.
Kylie Minogue may be the original Kylie, and for a good reason. The multi-talented star is just as beautiful as ever, with a career as a singer, model, and actress, that just keeps on giving.
Kylie has been known to enjoy a serious relationship here and there, having been engaged to Joshua Sasse at one point. The union might have broken up, but Kylie doesn’t seem to feel any pressure to tie the knot with anyone any time soon.
Harper Lee is a well-known novelist who is famous for her work, To Kill A Mockingbird. However, Lee was not the stereotypical novelist and was a celebrity who led a solitary life.
While she did date from time to time, Marja Mills, who wrote her biography, states how she never met anyone who she felt was worth settling down with. Rather, Lee spent her time focusing on her works, which always held more importance to the writer than any personal pursuits.
Dina Meyer is almost 50 and has never been married. However, while many women start to feel the pressure of marriage by the 30s and 40s, Meyer has shown she is quite at ease with never tying the knot.
The Starship Troopers and Johnny Mnemonic star has famously dated Shane West and Billy Joel in the past but has kept her love life private since the 1990s. Even still, it does seem that the actress has any plan to get married anytime soon.
Jane Austen is a famous novelist and a name well-known across the world. However, she was yet another novelist who liked to live a solitary life. Rather, her unique outlook was highlighted in books such as Pride and Prejudice, which was a reflection of her personal life.
Austen never felt the need to conform to the societal norms, and never embarked on a typical marriage. While she was in a relationship with Tom Lefroy, the couple never consummated their romance.
Jorja Fox has certainly made herself well-known with roles in the hit shows, The West Wing and CSI. While she spends her time starring in these popular dramas, she does like to keep her personal life close to her chest.
It has been well documented that the actress has dated people in her past, but she has kept her marital status under wraps. There have been reports that Fox secretly got married in the past, but these claims were then revealed to be incorrect.
Queen Elizabeth I
When Queen Elizbeth I of England was in reigning power, she was nicknamed “The Virgin Queen,” a name which was given to her because she never got married.
While she did not have anything against child-bearing or marriage, she did not think that the political climate was right for her to marry any other world leaders. Back in her day, the only way the Queen could marry was if she was paired up with another world leader, so she chose not to do so.
Former Arizona governor, Jane Napolitano, is quite the force to be reckoned with. She has held many political posts, including U.S. State Secretary of Homeland Security and president of the University of California.
If that was not intimidating enough for a potential partner, Napolitano was also ranked the ninth most powerful woman by Forbes. While it is unknown whether Napolitano chose not to settle down, or did not have the time to do so, it would probably take someone of a similar position to herself to captivate her.
Mary-Louise Parker is another leading lady who has never taken a chance on walking down the aisle. Though the situation is somewhat different than her character’s on Weeds, she’s an expert at knowing how to take care of herself, an experience she could bring to her acting.
Parker has faced her fair share of heartache when her ex Billy Crudup left her for Claire Danes before the birth of their child. It’s no surprise then that she’s hesitant about marriage now!
Goldie Hawn may not have ever gotten married, but she then again, she never really needed to. Her long-lasting love for partner Kurt Russell has been going on for over 30 years. While they never made thing official, they couple has four children they’ve raised together.
It seems Goldie’s lack of a ring hasn’t made any difference at all. At this point, Goldie still has no intention of changing that situation, feeling that an official marriage is just a meaningless relationship marker.
Susan B. Anthony
While it may come as a surprise that some celebrities never got married, the same cannot be said for someone such as Susan B. Anthony.
Anthony spent most of her life fighting for women’s rights during a time when it was seen that a wife was the property of her husband. “When I was young, if a girl married poor, she became a housekeeper and a drudge,” Anthony once said. “If she married wealth, she became a pet and a doll.”
Based on her relationship history, it’s pretty clear to us that Naomi Watts hasn’t ruled out marriage for good, despite the fact that she has never tied the knot. Watts was in a relationship with Liev Schreiber for over a decade.
Even though her 11-year romance with Schreiber brought two children, things came to an end before the two said: “I do.” Watts also once had romantic ties to Heath Ledger, but they romance never turned into something serious.
Mindy Kaling is 38 years old and in no rush to settle down any time soon. For the time being, the comedy actress is focusing on her career and her personal life, which involves raising her daughter, Katherine.
Kaling gave birth in late 2017, and the identity of the baby’s father remains unknown. To make things even more interesting, Kaling was not believed to be in a serious relationship at the time. Kaling has kept her personal life as private as possible.
Although actress Marisa Tomei has been considered one of the most beautiful and talented women in Hollywood, she has never gotten married.
In 2009, she said, “I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.” During this time, she was in a relationship with Logan Marshall, and it was reported the two were secretly engaged. Tomei’s rep denied this and their relationship ended in 2013.
Despite the fact that Dana Delany once starred on the popular series Desperate Housewives the famous actress’s love life never quite matched that of her character’s.
Delany has stated that, although unmarried, she is very much open to the idea of settling down, but, for the time being, marriage hasn’t been a top priority in her personal life.
Lucy Liu’s appeal as an actress hasn’t seemed to wane, as she’s racked up incredible credits on projects like the Charlie’s Angels movie and the TV show, Elementary. In previous years, Liu dated some of the top actors in Hollywood, including Will McCormack and George Clooney.
Liu seemed like she may have been heading towards a marriage during her long-term relationship with Noam Gottesman, but they didn’t quite make it. Instead, Liu decided to have a child via surrogacy.
Kourtney Kardashian may have built a family with Scott Disick long before any of her sisters were starting families, but she’s the only one of the three who’s never walked down the aisle.
While no one can fault Kourtney for keeping herself at arm’s length from her baby daddy, it seems they split permanently in 2015 after years of dating on and off. With three young children, who knows if Kourtney will ever be interested in getting married in the future.
As one of the biggest supermodels in the world, it may come as a surprise that Tyra Banks has never settled down.
The television personality and producer of the global phenomenon, America’s Next Top Model, has shown no signs of slowing down during her time in the limelight and does not seem worried about not getting married. Now in her 40’s, Banks is a mother of one, and was with her son’s father, Erik Asla, for four years. However, the couple decided to split in 2017.