There are some incredibly cute celebrity couples who got married after meeting on set. In 2019, there were so many swoon-worthy celebrity engagements our hearts hardly made it through the year. Can't wait to see Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams tie the knot. Or Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost.
But marriage isn't for everyone. You can be completely single or head-over-heels in love, and still feel confident that walking down the aisle would be the wrong choice. If you've ever thought maybe marriage wouldn't be right for you, you've got something in common with these celebrities.
Kylie and Joshua Sasse were holding off on a wedding until same-sex marriage was legalized in Australia, but that wedding never took place, and the pair ultimately split. But in 2018, despite the engagement, the singer told Red Magazine that she probably wouldn't ever walk down the aisle.
“I never thought I would get married. Just going through ‘being engaged’ seems like an experiment, because I’d never as a girl or in all my life had a vision of getting married," she said. “[During my previous engagement,] I thought, ‘Maybe I’ve got it all wrong and I should go for it. Maybe I should do what most of the world do. It works for them’ ... Now I’m going to stick to my previous view. I don’t think marriage is for me.”
Susan Sarandon has been married before but it's not going to happen again, according to the Feud actress. "I believe in [marriage] for other people," she told Katie Couric on Katie. "I think if it works for you, that's fabulous. I don't know, I was always hesitant [of] this idea of locking it in. I thought it would make it less spontaneous. … For me personally, maybe it was growing up a hippie at the time I did, it was never high [on my list of priorities]."
Susan married Chris Sarandon in 1967 for "practical reasons" — mostly that they wanted to live together at a catholic college. Since she's had three long-term partners but decided not to tie the knot with any of them.
This funny lady vowed in 2014 to "never" get married when there were rumors that she was urging her then-boyfriend Michael Sheen to pop the question. "Just read that I wanna get married, which is hilarious b/c I will never get married," she said in a tweet. "Why would I want the [government] involved in my love life? Ew. It's barbaric," she continued. Sarah and Michael split in 2018.
It looks like the third time was the charm for Idris Elba, who had been married two times before he promised never to do it again. The actor was married to Kim Elba for five years between 1998 and 2003, then married Sonia Nicole Hamlin three years later, but the marriage lasted less than a year.
"Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don't think so," Idris said during an interview with Essence. "Yeah, I don't think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I've done it. It's not for everybody. It's not my life's calling."
But the tides turned in the first half of 2019 when he married Sabrina Dhowre in Marrakesh, Morocco. "It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, get married again. But... Sabrina has deepened friendships with people I’ve known longer than [her], nurturing the best side of me to make me connect to my friends more,” he told British Vogue.
Whoopi's been married three times before but said she really only walked down the aisle because people expected her to. “Look, people expect you to have a boyfriend. They expect you to get married. So I kept trying to do that," she said during an interview with The New York Times Magazine. “I’m much happier on my own. I can spend as much time with somebody as I want to spend, but I’m not looking to be with somebody forever or live with someone ... I don’t want somebody in my house.”
After her split from Brad Pitt, sources close to the IRL Lara Croft claim that Angelina Jolie will never get married again. The actress had been married twice before Brad, to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton and some said she felt "pressured" to marry her Brangelina counterpart while they were together. The pair was together for ten years before getting hitched, but the marriage lasted less than three years.
Oprah's another celebrity who is committed to not committing — legally, at least. The talk show icon has actually been very committed to Stedman Graham, whom she's been with since 1986. The pair was engaged at one point with plans for kids, but ultimately called all of that off.
"Both he and I now say, 'If we had married, we would not be together,'” she told People magazine. "No question about it — we would not stay married because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it."
It's not that Kristin objects to getting married — she just can't really imagine why it would be right for her. The mother-of-one to her daughter Gemma Rose has her hands full with parenting, her humanitarian work, and of course, her job as an actor.
"I do have friends who have stable marriages and I look at them and admire what they have, but I don't necessarily think I've ever had that kind of relationship … I don't know that I necessarily totally intended to [still be single], though I do remember being young and thinking, 'Why are all these people getting married?' But I'm an actress - I've never exactly been the status quo," the Sex and the City star told Haute Living in 2013.
In 2016, Jane Lynch didn't just say she'd never get married again — she said the "ship has sailed" on her dating life, too. The Glee actress was married to Lara Embry from '10-'14 and later met a woman named Jennifer Cheyene, who she's been dating seriously since 2018. The couple has three rescue dogs together.
Yes, Heidi Klum married Tom Kaulitz in 2019, but that was just six years after she claimed she'd never get married. What gives, Heidi? "Maybe if I'm with someone for 15 or 20 years, and we do it in our old age as a fun thing to do … But I don't have the urgency anymore," she told Marie Claire at the time. Heidi and Tom hooked up in early 2018 and were wed by the end of the year.
Another Heidi Klum-esque one... especially because Lindsey popped the question herself! In 2013 (which was, apparently, the year to say you're *never* getting married again), Lindsey, who was dating Tiger Woods at the time said, "I am definitely not getting married. To anyone." Lindsey had a particularly brutal split from her ex-husband and ex-coach, Thomas Vonn. Tiger and Lindsey dated for three years with no ring in sight, but they split in 2016. The next year, the Olympic skiier started dating another athlete: P.K. Subban. In mid-2019, P.K. popped the question. In December, the skiier returned the favor.
Goldie Hawn had two kids with her husband, Bill Hudson (one of those kids is Kate Hudson) and she was even married for seven years to Gus Trikonis before that. But Kurt Russell is her soul mate, and she will *not* marry him.
Goldie and Kurt have been inseparable for almost 35 years, and not getting married seems to be the key. “A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage,” she told Porter magazine. “It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.”
"A marriage ends up being a business deal, no matter how long or short it is somebody owes somebody money. I was at the short end of the stick on that one," she said on Loose Women on ITV. During a 2015 talk show appearance on Alan Carr's show, she said, "Any marriage, any ceremony, any ring will not define that truth."
You can guess that Kurt's reasons for refusing to wed are pretty similar to Goldie's. Kurt talks about his reasoning a lot less, but he's effectively been the father to Kate Hudson and her brother, so he's pretty committed. No ring is going to change that!
There were reports the Sandy wanted to marry longtime Bryan Randall in mid-2019, but since that never came to fruition, we're guessing her former words on marriage still stand.
When asked by People if she'd be getting married again, the Miss Congeniality star said, "I don't think so, but I can see myself in a committed, safe relationship where there is lots of love and laughter, and 'making memories' is No. 1 on the to-do list."
Sandra has two adopted children keeping her busy and she and Bryan are just as comitted as any married couple out there! After all, Sandra split with ex-husband Jesse James amid highly publicized cheating rumors — so that probably doesn't make the star too keen to get married again.
I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who would give anything to marry this Matrix star, but unfortunately, marriage isn't for him. The 55-year-old told Esquire a few years ago that "it's too late" for him to settle down at this point.
As for why? "I'm 52. I'm not going to have any kids," he said.
That said, Keanu has been dating Alexandra Grant for some time now (they first met in 2011) and founded a publishing company together in 2017. Seems serious enough — what would a piece of paper do, anyway?
Some say marriage just "isn't for" them, but Jon Hamm thinks there's a marriage chip, and you either have it, or you don't. Though he'd dated Jennifer Westfeldt for a long time, he said of their relationship staying outside of the courthouse, “I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families. But Jen is the love of my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.”
The two broke up in 2015 after 18 years together, and Jon's since said that being single "sucks."
Winona Ryder may claim she's really married to Keanu Reeves (the two "actually got married" while filming a wedding scene for Bram Stoker's Dracula officiated by a real priest), but she's in no rush to divorce him because she doesn't want to marry anyone else!
"Marriage? I don't know," she said in an interview with Net-a-Porter's The Edit. "I'd rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don't think I could do it if that was a possibility. When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high. But I've been happily with someone for quite a while now." We don't think she's talking about Keanu!
The five-time Golden Globes says he doesn't think there is "any point" in marrying his longtime girlfriend Jane Fallon now that they've been together for over 30 years without him getting down on one knee. They also have no desire to have kids. They're just living their best lives one-on-one — we've got to respect that!
Marriage is just not for Charlize Theron, and that's okay! “I haven’t been in a relationship for a very long time. I never wanted to get married,” she told Glamour mag. "I find people are somewhat perplexed by that, and also more with women, right?"
In April 2019, she told Entertainment Tonight, "Somebody just needs to grow a pair and step up. I'm shockingly available." The Bombshell actress has been single for 10(!) years. One question: HOW?
Nick Cannon married Mariah Carey, which gave him two beautiful kids and a feud with Eminem. But it looks like Nick was blessed enough in his first experience with marriage that he never wants to do it again.
“The reason why we split up, it had nothing to do with infidelity or anything like that,” Nick said on T.I.'s podcast. “But I knew I would never get married again once I stepped away from that. That construct is not designed for me. I gave it my all because, even before that, I didn’t believe in marriage but sh*t, it was Mariah Carey. Whatever she say, I’m with it! If I’ma marry somebody, I’ma marry her.”
There are two things that every relationship has to agree on: marriage and children. Everything else, you can probably find a compromise. Bachelor In Paradise star Dean Unglert may have competed on The Bachelorette with the intention of getting engaged at the end of it, but he's changed his tune a lot since then. When asked about marrying his BIP love Caelynn Miller-Keyes, he said. “That’s never going to happen.”
He continued, "She does joke around about us getting married all the time, and I always say, ‘Sorry, it’s not going to happen.’ I don’t know, I’m super unconventional and she obviously is a little more conventional. We joke around about it. Just try to keep expectations to a minimum."