Children's 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids

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List Rules 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 and couples 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? 

Never married, 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. Other childfree celebrity stars include Renee Zellweger, Katharine Hepburn, Helen Mirren, and Queen Latifah. 

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.


Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Though she was married 3 times and has played many matronly characters, Betty White never had any children.

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Age: 95

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

Also Ranked

#64 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#6 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#30 on The Funniest People of All Time

#37 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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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: 71

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

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#69 on The Best Singers of All Time

#42 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#11 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#31 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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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: 55

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

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#39 on The Best Actors Working Today

#44 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#52 on The Best Living American Actors

#55 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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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: 71

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: The Queen, Monsters University, The Debt, The Hundred-Foot Journey

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#10 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#2 on The Best Living English Actresses

#44 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#76 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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Janet Jackson has been married several times, but remains childless.

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Age: 50

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?

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#87 on The Best Current Female Singers

#96 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#81 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#46 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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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: 62

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

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#42 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#12 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#3 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#48 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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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: 44

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

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#63 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#92 on The Best Living American Actresses

#90 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#60 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ Celebrities Who Never Had Kids
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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: 63

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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#12 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#28 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#33 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#47 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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