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We all dream of finding our Prince or Princess Charming and ultimately settling down to get married. While some of us make this a priority, others work hard on building a career. As we can see from these celebrities, settling down is harder than we think.

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We’ve highlighted some celebrities who have never taken the plunge and gotten married. This isn’t to say that they haven’t had long-lasting relationships, but marriage has never been on their cards. Let’s take a look at some of these unconventional stars.


Kylie Minogue

Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue first caught our eye as Charlene Robinson in soap opera Neighbours. For more than 30 years, Minogue has been performing around the world to millions of fans.

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Amazingly, Kylie has never settled down and married. Despite some long term relationships and even a brief engagement to Joshua Sasse, the singer has never put a ring on it. Still, it’s never too late to settle down so who knows what might happen one day?

Seth MacFarlane

Funnyman Seth MacFarlane is perhaps best known for creating television shows like Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. Today, he is considered one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.

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Even though MacFarlane has dated many women over the years, the writer, actor, and singer has never married. In 2012, he briefly dated Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke but it didn’t last. The 45-year-old is famously coy about his personal life and his relationship status. Do you think he will settle down soon?

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder has been known to be romantically involved with famous stars like Johnny Depp and Matt Damon. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the star appeared in films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Mr. Deeds opposite Adam Sandler.

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Despite a seven-year relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn, Ryder has never officially married. It is unknown why the two have never tied the knot, but as long as they are happy then that’s all that matters! Do you think they will eventually marry?

Al Pacino

Famous ladies man Al Pacino is known to make an impression on ladies, dating women of all ages. The 79-year-old has had a few high-profile relationships, but none of them has resulted in a marriage.

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Today, Pacino is dating the 40-year-old Meital Dohan. It is unclear if they will eventually settle down but it seems unlikely that Dohan will change his habits. For now, Pacino will likely remain legally single for the rest of his days. What do you think? You can read more about who he is dating here.

Sheryl Crow

This 57-year-old country singer has captured hearts all over the country – but no one has captured hers. Over the years, Crow has been romantically involved with many high-profile celebrities, including Eric Clapton, Lance Armstrong, and Owen Wilson.

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Sheryl Crow was briefly engaged to Armstrong in 2005 but the couple called it off a few months later. To date, the singer has never formally married but it’s never too late to settle down. Who knows what might happen one day?

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is best known for some of her wacky and comical performances in many Woody Allen films. The 73-year-old has never married despite some serious relationships with Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino.

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Speaking about life as an unmarried older woman, Keaton explains:  “I don’t think that because I’m not married it’s made my life any less. That old maid myth is garbage.” Even though she doesn’t intend to marry, Keaton became a mother at the age of 50 by adopting two children.

Jon Hamm

Hollywood charmer Jon Hamm had settled down with writer and actress Jennifer Westfeldt for almost 20 years. The two of them stayed together until calling it quits in 2015. Thankfully for them, there was no divorce procedure since they were never married.

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Discussing the decision not to marry, Hamm explained:  “We may not have a piece of paper that says we’re husband and wife, but after 10 years, Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper and we both know that.”

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins is perhaps best known for his incredible performance in 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption. Even though he was locked away in prison for all those years on screen, in real life he was actually in a committed relationship with actress Susan Sarandon.

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The two started dating in 1988 and spent 21 years together. Sadly, their relationship came to an end in 2009, but since they never married they never had to divorce.Today, the 60-year-old has still never been married.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel has certainly produced a legacy – just not through any marriage or children. The French fashion designer lived a long and successful life as a dressmaker and fashion designer, but never felt the need to settle down personally.

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Coco Chanel never married and never had children. It seems as though she as happy to stay focused on her career and has gone down in history as one of the world’s most successful women. Do you think she made the right choice?

Bill Maher

Bill Maher has been known to indulge in some romantic relationships over the years. Despite this, the commentator has never made the commitment to settle down and get married. Trust us: this isn’t due to lack of interest from beautiful women.

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Over the years, he’s been romantically involved with author Karrine Steffans, Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen, and neuroscientist Cara Santa Maria. It’s never too late to one day settle down, so who knows what the future holds for Maher?

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon was one of the biggest heartthrobs in the 1990s. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Dillon was on television and film screens to millions of people around the world. Interestingly, the actor never wanted to settle down.

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His most high-profile relationship was with Cameron Diaz, who he dated for three years until 1998. Outside of that, there is little to know about the actor’s personal life. Do you think he will settle down one day?

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson has starred in some of the best comedies in recent years, but his personal life is no laughing matter. The star has never settled down with one special lady despite a string of romantic relationships.

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To date, Wilson has been spotted with Kate Hudson, Sheryl Crow, and others. Unfortunately, none of them worked out and he has yet to settle down. He has three children with two previous partners.

Allison Janney

This Oscar-winning actress has appeared in some of the best films over the last 20 years. Before winning the award for Best Supporting Actress in I, Sonya, the star appeared in The West Wing and other classic shows and movies.

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Despite a long and successful career, Allison Janney has never married. She explains: “I want to be a player! I’m still single! I want to feel sexy and young and pretty for as long as I can.”

Matthew Perry

This Friends star may have married his best friend on a sitcom, but the actor has had a different fortune. Matthew Perry has dated several prominent celebrities from Hollywood, including Julia Roberts, Yasmin Bleeth, and Lizzy Caplan.

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Even though he has had many relationships, Perry never seemed to find the one. Today, he is dedicated to his sobriety and works hard to promote healthy treatments for addiction and substance abuse. Do you think Perry will settle down and find a true love?

Billy Crudup

Actor Billy Crudup has never settled down and married, despite some long romantic relationships in the past. The 50-year-old was dating Mary Louise-Parker for nine years, before leaving her for Clare Danes. The only problem? Louise-Parker was seven months pregnant with the child.

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Crudup was with Danes for four years until they also broke up in 2007. It is unknown if Billy Crudup is seeing anyone or if he has plans to ultimately marry. Do you think he made the right choice?

Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven earned himself a reputation as loudmouth Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage. Despite a long and fruitful career crossing television and radio, Piven never settled down and married.

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He says, “It was never my masterplan still be single at this age. It just kind of worked out that way. But I’m ready to not be single.” Piven, who is 53, has recently energized his career as a standup comedian who travels around the world talking about his career in Hollywood.

Adrien Brody

This Oscar-winning actor has quite the portfolio of attractive exes. The list includes Keira Knightley, Tori Amos, and January Jones. However, you might be surprised to know that the main actor of The Pianist never actually married.

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Adrien Brody, now 46, still has plenty of years ahead of him to eventually settle down and get married. Still, the talented star might be more impressive on the screen than off of it. Do you think he will settle down eventually?

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei is currently portraying Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To date, Tomei has never married and had children. Now 54, it looks as though she isn’t going to, either.

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She explains: “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.” Previously, Tomei has been romantically linked with Logan Marshall-Green and Robert Downey Jr. Do you think she will settle down eventually?

Ricky Gervais

British funnyman has been with his partner, Jane Fallon, for more than 35 years. The two met when he was 22 years old and they have been together ever since. Even though they remain loyal and dedicated to each other, they have never married.

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Gervais is frequently asked about their marital status and why the two never wanted to make it official. He claims they chose not to marry because “there’s no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God”.


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