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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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Stuart Townsend    

"Good for them I guess. I'm betting the day Lesbians and gays can get married is the day Charlize and Stuart breakup. Charlize will marry a woman and stuart will marry a man."

You have GOT to be kidding me. Any one who would seriously make that asumption has got some serious problems.

3034 days ago


I love you Johnny!

3034 days ago

Anonymously Yours    

forget to add to previous's cool if Halle and the others don't want to get married or live together instead like Goldie & Kurt or Susan & Tim etal, but just don't waffle on the issue. Think this adds to Halle's insecurities since she really doesn't know what she wants. I seriously can't believe all the rumors that she is playing it safe with Aubry,,etc.-- why do people believe that she would be that desperate is beyond me? The woman isn't that stupid.

3034 days ago


Next to having children to me marriage is the greatest gift from God if you have the right partner. Marriage is an institution that was created by God and I wouldn't trade being married to my wonderful spouse for nothing...I am proud to wear his last name. are incorrect about the will being the way the assests are distributed. If a person's will mentions that someone is to be disinherited completes that doesn't mean that they can't fight it...and possibly win part of what they want. My sister & I are having to fight a battle about our mothers will and have been since she died at the end of November. The man that was living with her (who at one time...years ago...was her boyfriend) fighting my mothers will in which she left everthing to my sister & me. We have not been able to go in her house since her funeral. So, a will isn't iron clad

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Mercedes Marie    

Marriage is more than a piece of paper. It is a covenant between a man and woman in the eyes of God. G ay marriage is against God's will. We need to stop define marriage in man's terms and see what God has to say about the matter.

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One point - a marriage certificate is not just a piece of paper. It is a legally binding document. This document affords a partner all sorts of rights that a partner without one does not have (unless two people have a legal contract drawn up, which is rare). Think about retirement benefits, 401k, social security, life insurance, medical insurance, lawsuits, property division, not to mention medical decision making regarding organ donation, euthanasia, and the right to a durable power of attorney in the event of incapacitation. Most couples are not independently wealthy outside of each other and need legal protection to enforce their rights, both to each other and to other family members. Think - do you want your spouse making important decisions for you if you are incapacitated, or your parents? Another consideration, if you are married, your spouse supercedes your children on most inheritances, unless a will is drawn up or a specific beneficiary named. Which can be tricky if your spouse is the step-parent. Often a person dies, their entire estate goes to their spouse. When the spouse dies, the estate goes to the SPOUSES children, your children get nothing. Just some thoughts to consider.

3034 days ago


I don't know that I agree that marriage is a great thing, I am married for 5 years and I have 1 brother who is married for 6 years and 1 brother who has a girlfriend for 5 years. Now I am generally happy I have 3 children and a pretty good life but nothing really changed from before we got married except our kids are legitimate.
My brother who just has a longtime girlfriend has one son they each have a job they both contribute to the home and relationship and even though they fight sometimes and threaten to breakup they are happy and are pretty solid in they're life together.
Now for my brother who IS MARRIED his life is horrible, Him and his wife seem to hate each other all they do is fight, She WILL NOT get any kind of job she says it is his responsability to support her and they're son and she treats him terrible
and the reason he can't leave her is because that piece of paper tells her she can take him for everything he's got which she has let him know in no uncertain terms.
So as I said earlier I don't know if in some cases marriage is such a good idea and I am soory if that bothers people but I wish almost everyday that my brother hadn't been the good man and married his wife.
As for my other brother I don't think him and his girlfriend should ever get married it would ruin there relationship.
And me and my husband as for now are happy and I guess weather you are married or not that is all that really matters.

3034 days ago

Barb B.    

All the various comments offered thus far concerning marriage, not one comment was made, or not one person seem to know or understand that marriage is sacred and ordained by God. It is a binding contract made by two people who genuinely love one other and want to spend the rest of their lives together. It is not merely traditional or just a piece of paper.

The marriage bond has been made mockery of by celeberties and others of influence, by such people as Oprah and other high-profile celebrities, who has such a wide listening audience, and people willing to trust and believe anything that she has to say. Their word is not gospel. It is just their opinion, and it need to be viewed as such with an open mind.

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Hysterical....Sleepovers, mere pieces of paper, lack of committment or too much committment.....come on people, what difference does it make? We're living in different times and so on, and so forth. I'm married, yes, but that was a personal choice. And besides, who cares? Leave the "unmarrieds" alone, will ya? If they are happy in their un-wedded bliss, who are we to tell them what's right and/or what's wrong? Geez - with so many bad things going on in the world, we're pickin' on people who we hardly ever see in public driving with their babes on their laps, or porn videos that tragically get stolen from their million dollar homes.....

3034 days ago


I am a gwf and have been with my partner for almost 16 years...are very happy and have a wonderful relationship, better than most of our married friends and family. We really have no interest in getting married, even if gay marrige becomes legal...why do we need to??? I agree with Oprah, who needs the piece of paper? That does not justify happiness, and as a friend of mine once said, "rings don't plug holes." Also, if I were one of the celebrities of today's world, I would not want my marriage, gay or straight, to be on every magazine and "Insider" show there is.

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I have been married for 22yrs. I was married in one of las vegas wedding chapel. I just found out it is legal in the eye of the people but not in the eye of the Lord. We are leaving in a modern world. We forget the Most important thing of Holy Love. I read most of how most marrieage/ relationship should split up assets. We are drown to material things and temporary self fullfilment. We are becoming selfish. More power to the ones that got married for the sakes of giving the children mommy and daddy and to have the same last name. I'd like to say married is ..The represenstation of the United Hearts in graphic from is a symbol of Our spiritual unity. It represents the depth of Our union while on earth and in Heaven. Why?Never in the history of the world have we witnessed such a decline in our moral civilization and worldwide violence among men. Understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of money, proud, arogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it.

3034 days ago


Marriage is a little more than a piece of paper. It's a religious thing.
I am NOT married, but I have been with my life-partner for over 10 years.
We are planning to get married soon, but only because we are sick of having
to pay higher taxes just because we have chosen not to go through a stupid
little ceremony. Also, because if something were to happen to one of us, we wouldn't be able to draw on the other's social security benefits just because
we are not married. I personally feel that religion is the main reason for getting
married and so shouldn't be necessary for an adult to say who they want to draw
on benefits that we've paid into our whole lives...but there it is.
So while I do believe that marriage is "just a piece of paper", in this country
you gotta have it to please our government.

3034 days ago


like honestly im down with the whole im never getting married thing .......very overated !!! if u find love why must one get married to prove their love ....i say if u find love keep it regardless of how u must ....!!

3034 days ago


it's pitiful and very sorrowful to think how morals and values of this country along with a lot of it's people have some how gone to ashes. i remember when it was an honorable thing to get married and men and women didn't sleep around as casually as they do now. there comes a time in life when one has to redefine priorities and values and america definately has to do that. seemingly what used to infidelity isn't any more and what used to be unheard of from the poorest to the richest is heard of and accepted. i think oprah and everyone else need a redefining moment about lifes morals and it's values, and america's foundational theme "IN God We Trust" and ask the question, would He(God) really be pleased with their lives and the way they live.

3034 days ago

C. Thrasher    

The comment that Ophra made is so negative. Where is her faith in the relationship? If you do not want a commitment, why live with someone for 20 in sin to someone? Is'nt that double standards?

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