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Love and marriage. In the world of Hollywood, these two things don’t always go hand-in-hand. Sure, Halle Berry recently wed (for a third time), and even serial model-dater Adam Levine is settling down, but not all stars have taken the same path down that aisle.
With wedding season in full swing, check out 12 celebs who have never said “I do” -- and seemingly have no plans to.
Jim Spellman/WireImageThe fact that the billionaire talk show host has never married her partner of nearly 30 years, Stedman Graham, has led many to speculate that Oprah is in fact gay, and in a relationship with her best friend Gayle King. “I’m not a lesbian,” she told Barbara Walters in 2010. “And the reason why it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I’m lying. That’s number one. Number two… why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life.” As for why she and Stedman have never married, the 59-year-old told CNN’s Piers Morgan in 2011, “There’s nothing about [our relationship] that’s traditional. I want to make you a meal when I want to make you a meal. I don’t want it to be my responsibility to make you a meal.”
Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagicThough he’s never married, the 73-year-old actor has had plenty of high-profile relationships -- two of which produced children. Al Pacino has a 24-year-old daughter, Julie, with ex-girlfriend and acting coach Jan Tarrant, and 12-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with ex-girlfriend and actress Beverly D’Angelo. While Pacino remains mum on why he never married, his friend, writer Lawrence Grobel, offered 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. To unravel why Al has never married is like onions, there’s layer and layers of stuff.”
David Livingston/Getty ImagesSpeaking of Pacino, could his refusal to marry his Godfather co-star be the reason Diane Keaton never married? The pair dated off and on throughout the filming of the trilogy, and Keaton admitted to People that the relationship came to an end once she told him if he likes it, then he better put a ring on it. “I was mad for him,” the actress said in 2011. “I worked hard on that one… I went about it not in a perfect way.” While the 67-year-old has never married, she has had the pleasure of dating some very attractive men, including Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson. Oh -- and Woody Allen.
Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for GQWhile his family ties are well known (sister Joan Cusack has starred in many of his films), John Cusack has kept his private life under lock and key -- though he is rumored to have dated Minnie Driver and Neve Campbell.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageDespite high-profile relationships with Matt Dillon, Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez, the beauty has yet to say “I do” -- and might never say those two little words. When Maxim asked the actress in 2011 if 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.”
Venturelli/WireImageGisele Bundchen! Bar Refaeli! Blake Lively! Leonardo Dicaprio’s list of ex-girlfriends reads like People’s “Most Beautiful” lineup, so it’s no wonder the 38-year-old shows no signs settling down. One look at this recent photo of the actor on a yacht in Cannes surrounded by a bevy of beauties, and who could blame him? Could his rumored current girlfriend, 20-year-old Toni Garrn (a Victoria’s Secret model, natch), be the one to finally rein him in? We’re thinking not…
Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty ImagesBefore being caught with a prostitute in 1995, Hugh Grant dated model and actress Elizabeth Hurley for eight years. After he was caught with his pants down, the actor and Hurley remained a couple until their split in 2000. If a man won’t propose to a woman after she stays with him through something like that, then it’s doubtful he ever will! The 52-year-old actor is currently involved with Tinglan Hong, the mother of his two children.
D Dipasupil/FilmMagicOf all the stars on this list, Sheryl Crow, 51, is one of two who’s come closest to walking down the aisle. She and Lance Armstrong became engaged in 2005, but called it off a year later. (Armstrong later said the pressure of her biological clock “is what cracked it.”) Crow is currently dating music producer Doyle Bramhall II, and parenting adopted sons Wyatt, 6, and Levi, 3.
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Charles Eshelman/FilmMagicThey’ve been a couple since 1983 and have raised four children together, but the pair has no desire to make it official. “The question is, ‘Why (get married)?’ it’s not, ‘Why not?’” Goldie Hawn said on CBS This Morning. “We love each other. We fight the way people are supposed to fight. We love our lives together.”
Michael N. Todaro/WireImageMuch to our chagrin, the 42-year-old has no plans to marry -- and his girlfriend of 16 years, Jennifer Westfeldt, is okay with that. “I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families,” he told Parade in 2010. “But Jen is the love my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.”
Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImageLike Crow, 41-year-old Winona Ryder has been engaged once -- to Johnny Depp in 1990 at the age of 19. Still, she “very much believes in marriage,” she told Bang Showbiz in 2011. “I hope to only be married once, which is why I’ve never been married. But I am a strong believer. My parents have been together for 40 years and are still very much in love so I think I have very high standards.”
Mike Marsland/WireImageFirst comes love, then comes… kids? Kylie Minogue, 45, currently dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso, 35, recently said she wants children more than a marriage. “Having kids would be marvelous, but marriage? Marriage would be lower on my list,” she told Sunday Times Style. In fact, it doesn’t sound like she ever wants to get hitched. “I need to know I can step outside this room, I won’t, but I do need to know that mentally I have space and freedom,” she elaborated. “Others would want to know they had those strong foundations, but I’m just a different make-up I guess.”