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Celebs Who Won't Get Hitched

7/4/2006 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No Marry CelebsFrom last weekend's celebrity wedding trifecta featuring the nuptials of Nicole Kidman, Marcia Cross and Patricia Arquette, it may seem like Hollywood is in a frenzy to walk down the aisle.

But for every Elizabeth Taylor and Jennifer Lopez wedding announcement there are stars that are avoiding saying their 'I Dos' like the bird flu.

Check out which celebrities have a serious case of cold feet.

OprahOprah Winfrey

Oprah and her rarely-seen main man Stedman Graham have been together for 20 years but she has no plans in sporting a Vera Wang anytime soon. Even though the talk show host doesn't see the point in marrying her partner, she insists Stedman did ask. While she may be a mentor to married housewives everywhere, Ms. Winfrey admits "A piece of paper does not define a life. I always knew that was not the answer for me." The Big O goes on to say "I do believe that had we gotten married, we would not be together today. The traditional role of marriage would not work in this relationship." And we all know if Oprah says so then it must be true!

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

Despite winning an Oscar and being one of the "Sexiest Men Alive," George Clooney has yet to land a permanent leading lady in his life. He's been linked to nearly every starlet around the world and was once married to actress Talia Balsam, but the confirmed bachelor swears he will never wed again. Earlier this year gorgeous George told Barbara Walters "I know I'll never get married again because I wasn't very good at it." While we may not agree, the one thing we know he is good at is making women (and some men) swoon.

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron and her boyfriend, fellow actor Stuart Townsend, have been dating for nearly five years and are one of the hottest Hollywood couples around. Naturally they have the whole world wondering when they will tie the knot. Well to keep the press at bay, the couple has announced the exact date of their impending nuptials while simultaneously taking a political stand. Theron says "we will get married the day that gays and lesbians can get married (in America) - when that right is given to them." With Massachusetts being the only state so far to legalize gay marriage, sadly it seems, Charlize and Stuart will have to deal with a very long engagement.

Howard Stern Howard Stern

The King of all Media aka Howard Stern is another celeb making their bachelorhood a political issue. On May 15, Stern announced on his Sirius radio show that "I'm never getting married unless gays can get married." The shock jock says this is no joke and has declared the issue "his cause." Stern divorced his ex-wife Alison Stern, the mother for his three children, in 2001. He has since been dating his longtime girlfriend Beth Ostrosky.

Halle Berry Halle Berry

After two failed marriages to baseball player David Justice and R+B singer Eric Benet, Halle Berry has sworn off the institution for good. On an episode of "Oprah" in 2004, Berry said "I will never marry again. I mean it with every bone in my body."
The gorgeous Oscar-winner went on to say that despite not wanting to marry she does "need a partner."

So it isn't all bad news for the luckiest man in the world - Berry's boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubrey. If Gabriel is smart as he is hot, he'll prove to Halle why you should never say never.

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp

After being married once in the 80s and engaged four times to Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, Johnny Depp finally found the woman of his dreams in Vanessa Paradis.

Together since 1998, the couple have two children together but have yet to make their relationship official. The reason - Depp says he doesn't want to ruin her last name. "It would be such a drag to stick her with Paradis-Depp. It's like a flat note." Whatever you say Johnny. We don't think it'd be too hard to find someone willing to be stuck with the title of Mrs. Depp.

To make hearts a flutter even more, Depp adds "For all intents and purposes we are married. We have two kids together and she is the woman in my life. But if she ever said: 'Hey, let's get hitched', I would do it in a second."

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i've been married four times. on the whole, i'd rather have a goldfish. i was thinking i'd rather have a cat, but they want too much attention, kind of like husbands, and with a fish you can always flush it...

3004 days ago


I am married. I also lived with my husband for about 8 years before we married. We loved each other just the same before the piece of paper as we do now.
Legally speaking, my benefits, our purchases/assets (home, cars etc.) were all shared previously, without the piece of paper (common-law marriages are recognized in my province, gay or straight). In addition, it is quite simple (and inexpensive -- about $50 for a kit) to obtain power of attorney with a legal document, regardless of your marital status. A living will can cover much of this, whether you're married or ot. Taxes can be filed with a common-law partner, if you wish. So, why did we marry? -- we're not too sure actually. We just wanted to do it for ourselves. We now realize that it wasn't necessary, but we had a really fun day (a tiny wedding, nothing for show, -- weddings aren't really a point of interest for either of us). So, my point is . . . (and this is obviously just my own opinion, based on my own situation). . . the piece of paper changes nothing. You can have it all either way, if you're compatible and willing. What is important is that you love and respect each other, and realize each others potential. This can be done with or without that paper.

2987 days ago


Way to go, Johnny Depp!
My husband and I have been together for 11 years now, but only married for the last 3. And the only reason that we did it was because we wanted our two kids, mommy & daddy to have the same last name. If it weren't for them, we would have stayed the way we were. Nothing changed when we got married. It's a piece of paper. It doesn't cement a relationship, it doesn't make you love each other more (time does that if you're lucky), and it doesn't make you better than anyone else.
It would seem that, in Hollywood, being engaged is the latest fashion accessory.

3035 days ago


You are all missing the point. Sure, you get a piece of paper that says you are married, but it is the ceremony and the public declaration of your love for your partner in front of friends and family that is the REAL point!
It is about tradition and it was one of the very most special moments in my life.
I wouldn't force it on anyone and that is not my intent, but puleez people, marriage is much more than a mere piece of paper.

3035 days ago


I think in their world it is better to not get married - look at the success rate when it comes to celebrity marriages and how much publicity surrounds a break up...better off to find a common ground and go with it. It does not make them any less in love but more conscious of the repercussions and lack of privacy when a marriage fails.

3035 days ago

Anonymously Yours    

Leave Halle alone. Yes she's going to be married a 3rd time within the next 2-6 years, no not to the model boyfriend who will be out the door soon according to reliable sources because of all the negative comments regarding Aubry's alternative lifestyle from the Benet article and others on the two of them all over the Internet,etc. having a lasting effect/affect on Halle's credibility. Do people have better things to do.

3035 days ago

Two Women Beaters!!!    

Number 7 you can't be serious. If Gabriel is that insecure, he should leave right now! Plus, who gives a damn. He's just eye candy...and barely that! Plus, Halle has said that Gabriel doesn't want to get married either. I personally think it's idiotic to enter a relationship with someone you are trying to build trust and commitment with and straight out say...oh by the way I don't and won't EVER love you enough or trust you enough to marry you. So with that Halle AND Gabriel are both fools. But if I were Halle I wouldn't marry the young tenderoni anyway...he's probably just happy to get some fame (in time for his restaurant opening), sex, and a few mansions in Cali without having to marry her. All of that and he can leave when he wants and how he wants without having to pay up...oh the boy is set! Once he's done, he'll be off with some brazilian or european model - male or female from what folks are saying, riding in the sunset! Halle --she'll be back on Oprah! LOL!

3035 days ago

No legs in Texas :(    

You all r missing the point of being married. It's more than a wedding and not just a piece of paper. That "piece of paper" guarantees your assets going to whom you want. It entitles you to your spouses assets. People that say it's just a "piece of paper" use it as an excuse not to fully committ. It just says your'e o.k to f!!! but not to marry. So those that say your'e committed to your partner even without the "piece of paper", you are not really committed. That "piece of paper" is more than just "a piece of paper.

3035 days ago

How sad is this ? The price of BIG FAME ??    

Gee !!


You make Charlize Theron look ACTUALLY UNATTRACTIVE, as you did Halle !!

QUITE A FEAT, and nothing to be so PROUD OF !!!!!! Maybe next time you'll take care to FEATURE "more becoming pictures " of the "beautiful people", eh ?

3035 days ago

How sad is this ? The price of BIG FAME ??    

Oh - and YES !

I, TOO, THINK GEORGE CLOON IS GAY. I'm 46, G-A-Y MALE, and George has YET TO FIND A HOT BABE to be his "bride" ??????????

Not that I care -- George, EMAIL ME SOMETIME ! I'm IRISH TOO ! And you ARE QUITE HOT !!!!!!! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm !

3035 days ago


I wonder why Oprah thinks "A mere piece of paper" would have caused the breakup between she and Steadman. Would he have all of a sudden refused her sleepovers with Gail?

3035 days ago


you all seem to be taking the same pov
i.e. they should be monogamous
whoever can support the cvhildren
they should, joint if needed
but if not, then lets
spread the gene pool
is that what they're

3035 days ago

No legs in Texas :(    

If people are so willing to draw up and fill out will and testaments and legal documents why not a marriage certificate? What are they so afraid of? Whether it's old fashioned or not it's still more than just "a piece of paper". Tell the kids born out of wedlock that it's just "a piece of paper". Do you think they are going to say " oh, it's not important, it's old fashioned? No, I don't think so.

Re: to #14

3035 days ago

Deb Lee    

Don't forget that Sandra Bullock, who had previously been rather adamant that she did not feel the need to be married, finally did because of her need/desire to have a part in medical treatment choices if her significant other was involved in a serious accident. When two people are so close and know what their partner wants in the event of a medical emergency/non-recussitative effort, the significant other has no authority to authorize treatment, and must conform to the choies of the patient's closest relatives. That is one important reason for being married -- so the wife or husband can make the best decisions based on what he/she knows her partner would have wanted. This is definitely something that needs to be considered.

3035 days ago


Marriage is not, as #13 says, simply "a tradition". Marriage is a sacred institution created by God (if Biblically ignorant, see Genesis chapter 2). The truth has already been told. Sorry #13, but #10 has got it right!

3035 days ago
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