50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids

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List Criteria: Famous people over 40 who don't have kids (and probably never will)

List of Childless Celebrities ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous and successful people have not had children. Some have deliberately decided against procreation, some cannot have kids due to medical reasons while others just haven't gotten around to it yet. Through the years there have been tons of childless celebrities.Who is the most famous person without children? 

“The Office” co-creator Ricky Gervais has been with his long-time love for over 30 years. Ricky Gervais has stated that he never wanted to have kids: “We never wanted to be parents, with all that entails: the loss of freedom, total dependency.” Maternal famous women Betty White, Oprah Winfrey, and Dolly Parton are also childless celebrities.

Do you think that not having kids allowed these celebrities to reach a higher level of success in their careers? While some of these celebrities who never had kids opted out of parenting, others lost children early in their lives and never had more. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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  1. Though she was married 3 times and has played many matronly characters, Betty White never had any children.
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    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game, Hot in Cleveland
  2. Dolly Parton has been married for over 45 years, but she has been unable to have kids. Not having kids caused Parton to suffer from episodes of depression.
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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Porter Wagoner Show, Transamerica, Moulin Rouge!, Sweet Home Alabama
  3. George Clooney, formerly Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, dated Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger, and Stacey Kiebler before he married lawyer Amal Clooney in 2014. He is childless, but he is an animal lover who has had two bulldogs and a potbellied pig.

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    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air, The Descendants
  4. Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren became a stepmother when she married a father of two in 1997, but she says has "no maternal instinct whatsoever."
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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: The Queen, Monsters University, The Debt, The Hundred-Foot Journey
  5. Janet Jackson has been married several times, but remains childless.
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    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Poetic Justice, How High, Why Did I Get Married Too?
  6. Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has never married or had children.
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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist
    • Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation
  7. There's Something About Mary star Cameron Diaz has dated high profile men like Jared Leto, Alex Rodriguez, and Justin Timberlake, but she has remained unmarried and child-free.
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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich
  8. Oprah Winfrey was sexually abused as a child and became pregnant at the age of 14.  She hid the pregnancy from her father, who said he would rather see her dead than shame the family with an illegitimate child, and she drank bleach in attempt to abort the baby.  She ultimately gave birth to a premature son who died shortly after his birth, and Winfrey has not had any children since.  A family member leaked information about this event in 1990.
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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?
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