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Celebrity Couples Who Never Married: Photos

Celebrity Couples Who Never Married: Photos

Who needs a big white wedding to prove their love? Certainly not these A-list celeb couples who are totally committed without the “Mr. & Mrs.” titles. They’ve been together for years, started families, and built lives together without walking down the aisle. How romantic is that?

One of Hollywood’s most famous non-married pairs is Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. They’ve been going strong since 1983, despite Goldie being previously married twice and Kurt once. When asked about their union in 2007, Goldie told Women’s Day, “I already feel devoted, and isn’t that what marriage is supposed to do? So as long as my emotional state is in a state of devotion, honesty, caring, and loving, then we’re fine.”

Goldie and Kurt aren’t the only VIP duos who have opted out of traditional nuptials. Check out our gallery for more celeb couples who have proven that you don’t need a wedding ring to have a happy ending.

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Celebrity Couples Who Never Married: Photos


How romantic! Some Hollywood couples are totally fine without the marriage thing. See who’s opted against walking down the aisle here, including Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. 


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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling’s romance started on set. The very private duo met in 2011 during The Place Beyond the Pines. They’ve been together since and have two daughters.

Eva explained why staying quiet works for them in a 2020 Instagram. She told fans, “It just works for us this way, To stay private … I’ll only post flashbacks of things that are already ‘out there’ (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that). My man and kids are private. That’s important to me so thanks for getting that.”

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham are one of the best-known longtime boyfriends and girlfriends. The duo reportedly met in 1986, the real Oprah’s iconic show premiered. 

Though they got engaged in 1992, the media mogul realized she didn’t want to be married. “I wanted to know he felt I was worthy of being his missus, but I didn’t want the sacrifices, the compromises, the day-in-day-out commitment required to make a marriage work,” she told her magazine in 2020. “My life with the show was my priority, and we both knew it.”

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Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson have been together since 2001 but never legally wed. Still, Maya refers to the director, who she shares four kids with, as her “husband.”

“People know what that means,” she told the New York Times in a 2018 profile. “It means he’s the father of my child, and I live with him, and we are a couple, and we are not going anywhere.”

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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor met back in the early 2000s but didn’t get romantic until 2015. They’ve been together since, but have opted against the rings.

Holland explained why she wasn’t quite comfortable with the idea of marriage in a 2015 interview, before the age-gap couple went public. She said, “I would not do that publicly. My relationship is with a woman, and I have not — given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But she’s mentioned it because just from a spiritual point of view, from a heart point of view … as a deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction.”

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Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne met in 2012 on the set of the on-screen Annie adaptation. They have two sons, and refer to each other as husband and wife, though they never made things official.

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Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox have been together since 2013 and are taking their time to get hitched. They have been engaged for years, but split in 2015 for a brief time. The duo reconciled in 2016 and have been at each other’s sides since.

Courteney was married once before, and when asked if she’d do it again by People in 2022, she said, “I don’t know. I’m definitely not opposed to it. I just don’t think about it.”

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Fashion designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have been partners on the luxury brand Proenza Schouler for almost as long as they’ve been together. They met each other at art school and started the brand in 2002, amid their ongoing romance.

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Sparks flew when Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys met on the set of The Americans in 2014. There was no denying their on-screen connection and they confirmed they were together around 2015. In 2016 they welcomed a son. Keri also has two older children from her marriage to Shane Deary from 2007 to 2014.

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Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova first heated things up on the set of his video “Escape” in 2001. They went public the next year, but kept the relationship very quiet since. In 2017, they welcomed twins. Daughter Mary was born in 2020.

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Donna and her actor/producer Larry Gilman have been dating since 2001. In a 2015 interview, she gushed about a lavish gift he’d given her. “Larry planted a vineyard for me last year,” she told Closer at the time. “He’s really such a good guy.” 

In 2022, she extolled the virtues of finding love later in life.  “I met Larry Gilman at age 60. I lucked out,” Donna told AARP magazine. “Before him, I kind of went for the bad boys. But when I met him, I just knew I was going for the not-bad boy.”

The couple has been going strong for 23 years. 

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