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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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John Dip    

Marriage is traditional like horse drawn carriages, black and white tv's, rotary phones, etc. In the past men married someone that would replace their mother. Someone whom would clean, cook, & raise their family ( OK, have sex with them). Nowadays most men can clean, cook, & raise their own family and have unwed sex whenever they wanted to ( so can women) But the pressure is still there from old school parents and society. The pressure was and still is on the man. Would he only spend $2000 on a ring when he just spent $2000 on a set of rims for his car. How much is the p**sy worth he asks. The more unattractive the man the more it's worth. Simple supply and demand. To the rich it's different, size doesn't mean the size of love, just the size of wallet. Rich men are no more monogamous than a poor man. Back in the days of my parents, the words repeated in church were written in stone, now they're written on toilet paper. "For richer or poorer, sickness and in health", yeah right! Myself, I've been with the same woman for 12 years, 2 beautifull kids. No wedding, no engagement. It's been a hell ride, if we were married, we would have been divorced after a couple of years for sure. How can I spend so much money on a ring that shows a commitment that I don't have. Am I not worth anything. I am worth ( in relationship values) equal or more than most women I meet and women I haven't met yet. Yet I must get on one knee and propose, and say words I don't really mean, only to have those words used against me. What I need is a partner, a marriage license doesn't guarantee a partnership. I once told an old girlfriend that marriage was like a business and she hated those words. And if you think that it's all bull what I'm saying. I say to all men who tie the knot to bring a lawyer to your marriage because you'll need one for your divorce. So much more I'd like to elaborate on but so hard to write down at one time. Maybe I'd write a book one day ;)

2844 days ago

John Dip    

And if this all goes back to church and what god wants then, it's true then. Jesus WAS married to Mary Mag........ forgot the spelling. such hipocrytes. The truth shall set you free lol

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I find it rather telling that many people on this forum ask why nobody seems to want to "follow God's plan" or are choosing to go against biblical teachings regarding marriage. God is a very tolerant and forgiving parent. He allows his children to make choices about their lives. He called it free will. Those folks who feel that others should conform to their views of marriage based on religion are not following God's example. Where exactly does it say not getting married is a sin if you live together? Can't you make your "vow before God" without having to go to the courthouse? Judge not lest ye be judged as the saying goes. Only God can do that and he will. It is not the job of the religions of the world to do that for him. If a man and woman choose not to get married, or if a same sex couple wants to "get married" who cares? If God has a problem with it, my guess is he'll do something about it.

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miz alazea    

you people don't get it at all ! Its not just a "piece of paper". its a commitment you make to one person! Its a promise to take care of and love that one person for life.And as for spending a lot of money on a wedding , that is stupid . It shouldn't be about anything other then you and your spouse making a vow.

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Married, and alone for 40 years!    

Oh my, Deb, #2, your statement "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," indicates that you're either single, or confused about marital rights. Anyone can complete a form, designating whomever they wish to make a medical decision if they're unable to make it. It's goes on file in their physician's office. If I couldn't speak for myself, and a doctor suggested a lobotomy for me, my husband would say "Whatever you think is best Doc," and that's why I desginated someone else to make medical decisions if I'm unable to make them for myself.

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Anonymously Yours    

Bet Halle's sure glad that she isn't getting a whole lot of more bashing with her major Benet snafu and the boyfriend--wonder if she has called Oprah yet to offer her support?

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I don't think that George Clooney is gay just because he doesn't have a permanent woman at his side! There are just some people who are unable to "share" in on an on-going basis, and it's just better not to cheat the another person with delusions. At least all the women he dates aren't misled, and they do have an interesting challenge presented to them! Besides, Americans are the nosiest twisted people on the planet. If it doesn't have anything to do with you, has no bearing on you, why get so involved?

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Marriage means "I am in this for the long haul" It means you don't walk out the door the first (or 20th) time you have an arguement. It is a committment, If you are being abused, cheated on I understand why you get divorced. To this day 26 years later I look at my wedding ring and am proud to say I am married to this man for better or worse, till death do us part. Is our life perfect? Far from it. We work on this every day. We have had our share of money trouble, kid problems etc. Walking away if we were not married is way too easy.

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I don't pretend to be an expert on what everyone else should do, but I would never live with a guy because
(1) If I care enough about someone to move in with them or let them move in with me, it is a major committment, and I want to know that my partner sees it the same way I do. I have met guys who felt free to shop around because they were "only living with" their girlfriends, while the partner feels as committed as if she were ,well, "married'.
(2) Building and maintaining a relationship means working out differences and problems as they come up. There is much more incentive to make a relationship work when you are legally and publicly bound to each other by's not as easy to just walk away if you are going through a rough spot.
(3) If you live with someone and tie your resources up together, you have no recourse if it goes bad and your partner walks away. Women are usually the losers in this game, especially if there are children involved.

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Let's see... Oprah,Halle,GoergeC.,JohnnyD.,and Charlize. What do these people have in common? Money,fame,media attention. Do they really care what a bunch of anonymous people on the internet think about their choice to marry or not? I don't think so.

Also, since when does choosing not to marry automatically make one gay? Some of the comments on this board must be from 12 year olds because that is the level of maturity on display.

2842 days ago


I agree with them all. I have been married and divorced and I prefer being single. Everyone is entitled to their own belief system. Other than to have children, what is the point. Divorce is ugly and takes a tow on you. I know lots of married couples and they all have major problems that I wouldn't want to have. At the end of the day, I like coming home and having peace of mind.

2841 days ago

Anonymously Yours    

As the name says just a thought....

Why should celebrities be held in a different light than us plain folk just because they are in a higher tax bracket and have all the immenities that go along with it/ Personally, nothing against those posters who have religious views on the institution of marriage,etc., I think marriage is a personal choice. I know people of all races who have lived together for many years without getting married as well as getting married after living together for a good or long while both are perfectly content and have healthy relationships.

Personal choice not a religious or moral choice.

2841 days ago

Anonymously Yours    

I can't believe all of the negative comments. Yep TMZ is trying (and failing) to be like

2841 days ago

rich fowler    

well all i have to say that ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,marriage is the first step towards divorce.
why ruin a great relationship with marriage. good for you guys

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