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List of famous people who never married ranked by fame and popularity. There are several celebrities who have never been married. Some famous folks don't believe in the institution of marriage, while others just never got around to it. Although they never got married, several famous people have had significant relationships with other celebrities.

Who is the most famous person who never married? Eva Mendes tops our list. The 39-year-old actress was in an eight-year relationship with film-maker George Augusto. Mendes is currently dating Ryan Gosling. In 2011, Mendes shared her thoughts on marriage, stating “I don’t have a negative point of view on it. I just think it’s a very old tradition, and if you look back to what marriage symbolizes in the first place … it has nothing to do with why we get married today.” Other famous actresses and celebrity women who haven't gotten hitched include Cameron Diaz, Winona Ryder, and Diane Keaton.

Comedian Ricky Gervais has been with his partner Jane Fallon for over 30 years without getting married. Tim Robbins and Jon Hamm have also been in decade long relationships with their “girlfriends” that did not result in marriage. Drew Carey almost got married to his longtime partner Nicole Jaracz, but they decided to call off their engagement. Other famous men who have never tied the knot include Leonardo DiCaprio, Seth MacFarlane and Bill Maher.

Do you think that the idea of marriage is old fashioned? Share your thoughts in the comments section and tell us which of these single celebs will marry.


Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Famous People Who Never Married
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Parker has a son (b. 2004) with longterm ex Billy Crudup, and she adopted a daughter on her own in 2007. She also dated co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan for several years, but she has never married.

Age: 52

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Weeds, Angels in America, The West Wing, RED

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John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Famous People Who Never Married
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John Cusack has managed to date several famous actresses while keeping the relationships out of the spotlight. The actor has been involved with Neve Campbell, Minnie Driver, and his Say Anything co-star Lili Taylor.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Stand by Me, Sixteen Candles, Being John Malkovich, Say Anything..., The Thin Red Line, + more

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Famous People Who Never Married
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Oprah Winfrey has never been married, though she has been dating her partner Stedman Graham for over 25 years. Winfrey also dated Roger Ebert in the mid-80s.

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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Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Famous People Who Never Married
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Graham has dated co-star Peter Krause since 2010. She has also dated actors Tate Donovan, Matthew Perry, and Marc Blucas, but never married.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Profession: Television producer, Novelist, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, The Pacifier, Bad Santa

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#10 on The Best Actresses Who've Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)

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