There was a period when marriage and children were societal norms people followed everywhere. From being focused on work to experiencing a bad marriage, there are many reasons why marriage has taken the back seat today. Celebrities are not far behind in having their opinions straight and direct about never wanting to get married. Many celebrities have been in long-term relationships for decades but enjoy the way things are, while others are scared of what the future holds or prefer not to repeat the mistakes from the past. From Oprah Winfrey’s 36-year relationship to Drew Barrymore’s apprehension as a single mother, let’s look at the celebrities who say they are never getting married.
10/10 Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has been dating Stedman Graham since her show debuted on television in 1986. Graham proposed to Winfrey, and the pair even got engaged in 1993. After she had doubts about marriage, they called it off. The couple later confessed that the marriage and day-to-day commitment wouldn’t have worked out if they had married.
9/10 Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder is a daughter to a set of happily married parents whose marriage has lasted over 40 years. The actress believes they have set a high precedent in her life that remains unattainable. Ryder has been in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay since 2011 but prefers to remain single rather than get a few divorces.
8/10 Allison Janney
Allison Janney last dated Richard Jenik before they split in 2006. The actress stated that if she had found the right guy, marriage would be on the table, not kids. She spent her life trying to discover herself and enjoyed every moment. While the actress hopes to find love someday, she is fine even if she doesn’t.
7/10 Charlize Theron
Children have always been an important part of Charlize Theron’s future. She is a mother to two adoptive children, Jackson and August, whom she adopted in 2011 and 2020, respectively. The actress does not want to follow the traditional norms of society, and marriage has never been a priority for her.
6/10 Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais and his partner Jane Fallon have a similar and unconventional stance on marriage. The comedian has stated that they are happily unmarried and wouldn’t change a thing about their relationship. They met in high school and have been together for 40 years. His anti-marital stance remains the same for many years, and he finds marriage a pointless concept.
5/10 Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner has been the family matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan since her marriage to Robert Kardashian in 1997. After their divorce, she married Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, before they separated. She has been in a committed relationship with Corey Gamble since 2014 but does not feel the need to wear a wedding dress and walk down the aisle again. She feels blessed with her past experiences but wouldn’t want a wedding again.
4/10 Susan Sarandon
Unlike celebrities who never want to get married, Susan Sarandon did tie the knot in 1967 when she was in high school. The young couple ended things, and the actress went on to date high-profile celebrities like David Bowie and Sean Penn. She has three children but being married did not interest her.
Shakira became single in 2022, but she has been in a committed relationship with footballer Gerard Piqué since 2011. The couple shares two children, and while they seemed like the perfect couple, it never came down to marriage. The singer confessed that she was scared of marriage and the change it could bring to their daily lives. She wants to focus her time and attention on her children instead.
2/10 Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry dated Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele for almost a decade before they split in 2020. The couple shared a son and were expected to get married a long time ago but never did. Perry has never been keen on getting married because he spends most of his time working on his business empire and would rather focus on work.
1/10 Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is a single mother to two daughters and finds it difficult to enter the dating circle. Barrymore made the tearful admission on a talk show and confessed that she would be interested in meeting someone who wouldn’t want kids or marriage. She is willing to entertain the idea of living with someone again without tying the knot.
Other notable celebrities who do not want to get married include Kurt Russell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Silverman, and Bo Dereck. While marriage has never been on their mind, some celebrities stay in long-term committed relationships and remain happy without the obligation of signing a marriage license.
Sources: USA Today, Elle, Yahoo News, CBS News
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