Top 23 Long-Term Celebrity Couples That Never Got Married

As we all know, if there’s something that Hollywood stars are famous for is their quick weddings. What is it with some celebrities that they get married after barely months of dating? Well, even though this appears to be the norm, some celebrity couples have been together for ages and have never made it official. Here are 23 celebrity couples that have been dating for years but have no plans of getting married.

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#23. Sam Rockwell And Leslie Bibb – Since 2007

I’m not gonna lie people, I didn’t even know Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb were an item. In fact, not even the paparazzi knew, at least not until they went public last year during the 2018 SAG Awards.

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The entertainment world was left baffled after the couple revealed their decade-long relationship. How they managed to be together for 11 years in secret is beyond my understanding. Maybe they did marry and nobody found out!

#22. Sandra Bernhard And Sara Switzer – Since 1999

Sandra Bernhard is a standup comedian who rose to fame worldwide after landing a role on the drama LGBT show PoseSara Switzer, in turn, is a magazine editor and film writer. They met in 1999 and have been dating ever since.

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The two worked together in the TV series The Sandra Bernhard Experience, where Bernhard was the host and Switzer the writer. Nowadays, these two lovebirds live together in NYC and have a daughter, Cicely.

#21. Lauren Graham And Peter Krause – 2010

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause fell for each other in 2010, but they actually met nearly a decade before while presenting an award. Then, they crossed paths once again after landing a role in the comedy-drama TV show Parenthood.

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The funny part – or should we say the weird and unsettling part? – is that they fell in love offset while playing brother and sister onset. 19 years later, their relationship is stronger than ever, but still no marriage plans!

#20. Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling – Since 2011

Let’s be honest, folks: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are probably the hottest celebrity couples of this day. At first, many people thought they weren’t gonna last, based on Gosling’s past short-lived relationships. However, they’ve been together since 2011 and, until now, they’ve been standing the test of time.

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People are not quite sure when these two lovebirds first met, but rumor has it that their lives crossed paths for the first time while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. In 2016, a rumor spread that they had gotten married, but it turned out to be fake news.

#19. Shakira And Gerard Piqué – Since 2010

Colombian pop-rock singer Shakira and Barcelona soccer player Gerard Piqué first met a few months before the 2010 World Cup, on the set of the Waka Waka music video. They met for the second time at the World Cup, where she was singing and he was playing for the Spanish national team.

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What was the score of this match? 9 years of a happy relationship, 2 beautiful sons, and 0 wedding rings. There are still no wedding plans in the near future, although Shakira once confessed the following: “If I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one”. I guess it’s just a matter of waiting!

#18. Evangeline Lilly And Norman Kali – Since 2010

They may not be the most famous actors ever, but if you’re a major Lost fan, you know who we’re talking about. Evangeline Lilly and Norman Kali met each other during the filming of this mystery series in Hawaii… or so we think!

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The thing is, these two are so private about their relationship, that we’re not even sure when or how they met! What we do know, however, is that they’ve been together since 2010 and they’re the proud parents of two children. What if they actually did get married but we never found out?

#17. Bo Derek And John Corbett – Since 2002

Actors John Corbett and Bo Derek met on a party blind date in 2002 and have been together ever since. They revealed they almost got married while riding a boat on the Amazon several years ago, but quickly changed their minds.

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I don’t know if we’ll ever get married. We don’t have children. There isn’t that tradition to follow. Marriage, I don’t know. It feels funny. It’s not necessary for us. We’re not proving our love, we’re not starting a new generation together of families coming together”, the actress told Fox News.

#16. Robin Roberts And Amber Laign – Since 2005

The second LGBTQ+ couple in this list, Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have been together for a decade and a half and it seems that nothing will ever break them apart. They managed to keep their relationship a secret for quite a long time, as the Good Morning America host came out of the closet in 2014.

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While Roberts is a famous media personality, Laign is a massage therapist, so the fact that she has nothing to do with the entertainment world has helped keep their relationship far from the public eye. As we all proudly know, gay marriage has been legalized in the US in 2016, so they can get married whenever they want to!

#15. Charlotte Gainsbourg And Yvan Attal – Since 1991

Although Yvan Attal may not ring a bell, I’m sure you’ve seen at least one of French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg’s movies. These two actors met on set while shooting the drama film Aux yeux du monde in 1991.

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Atal publicly proposed during an awards ceremony in 2013, but Gainsburg refused. Apparently, she justified her decision by claiming that her parents were together all their lives and never got married.

#14. Vin Diesel And Paloma Gimenez – Since 2007

Everybody knows and loves Van Diesel for his portrayal of Dominic Torreto in the Fast and Furious franchise, but his wife, model Paloma Gimenez, has also made a name for herself in the entertainment world.

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The truth is that we know very little about Diesel and Gimenes’ relationship since they like to keep things private. However, we do know that they’ve begun dating in 2007, they’ve had 3 kids together, and they’ve haven’t tied the knot yet.

#13. Jack McCollough And Lazaro Hernandez – Since 2000

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are two of the finest fashion designers in the world. Founders of Proenza Schouler, not only are they partners in business but also in life since they’ve been in a relationship since 2000.

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One time, a journalist from The Hollywood Reporter asked the couple if they’d ever get married, and can you guess what their answer was? “No comment” were their only words. They’re all about the suspense!

#12. Matt Dillon And Roberta Mastromichele – Since 2014

Hollywood star Matt Dillon has kept his love life a mystery. Apparently, he’s been in a relationship with Italian actress Roberta Mastromichele since 2014, but nobody is 100% sure when they’ve begun dating or even if they’re still together.

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It is believed that they live together in her home country, Italy, as they’ve been photographed together there a couple of times. In 2017, a rumor spread that they had gotten engaged, but it proved to be nothing but fake news.

#11. Cam Newton And Kia Proctor – Since 2013

American football player Cam Newton began dating Kia Proctor back in 2013, and they’ve been deeply in love ever since. Even though they’ve had 3 children together and are currently expecting the fourth, they haven’t tied the knot yet.

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As regards the couple’s future, on the docu-series All or Nothing, Newton revealed that he doesn’t see himself getting married. However, the two seem as happy as ever, and that’s all that matters!

#10. Paul Dano And Zoe Kazan – Since 2007

What If actress Zoe Kazan and film director Paul Dano first met in 2007 when they were just 23 years old. 12 years have passed and they’re relationship is stronger than ever.

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These indie-film stars have managed to keep their relationship far from the public eye. So much so, that they kept the birth of their baby daughter a secret! So far, they’ve never commented whether they plan on getting married or not.

#9. Matt And Kim – Since 2004

Matt and Kim are one of the greatest indie pop and rock duos ever. The band formed in 2004, but it was not until 2015 that they revealed they had been in a relationship all those years. How did they even manage to keep it a secret?

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The two met in Pratt Institute and it was love at first sight, and in a matter of a month, they had already moved in together. Marriage, however, doesn’t seem to be in their long-term plans.

#8. Tilda Swinton And Sandro Kopp – Since 2004

Am I the only one who just found out that Tilda Swinton was in a 15-year relationship? Swinton dated playwright John Byrne from 1989 to 2003, with whom he had twins. But in 2004, he met the German artist Sandro Kopp and they’ve been together ever since.

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Swinton, who has recently defined herself as non-binary, currently lives in Scotland with his boyfriend Kopp, her twins, and the twins’ father (in other words, her ex-boyfriend). How crazy is that?

And we’re all really good friends. It’s a very happy situation. Life doesn’t have to be complicated“, Swinton said.

#7. Kurt Russel And Goldie Hawn – Since 1983

Actors Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn first met in 1966 during the shooting of the Disney film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. But they weren’t ready to start dating at that time since he was 21 while she was just 16.

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A few years later, they crossed paths again, but this time during the filming of the 1984 war-drama movie Swing Shift. They’ve been together ever since then, and I doubt they’ll ever get married… after all, they’re already in their 70s!

We have done just perfectly without marrying. I like waking up every day and seeing that he is there and knowing that I have a choice. There is really no reason to marry”, Hawn said.

#6. Don Cheadle And Bridgid Coulter – Since 1992

Here’s another long-lasting relationship nobody knew about… until now! Hollywood actor Don Cheadle and interior designer Bridgid Coulter have been together since 1992 – in other words, since nearly 3 decades – but wedding bells aren’t ringing yet!

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But here’s something funny: while marriage doesn’t seem to be a big deal for them, they’ve been husband and wife in fiction, in the 1997 film Rosewood. We should also mention that they’re the proud parents of 2 beautiful daughters. Legit relationship goals.

#5. Maya Rudolph And Paul Thomas Anderson – Since 2000

Nobody is 100% sure when actress Maya Rudolph and Hollywood director Paul Thomas Anderson began dating, which is weird, considering they’re A-list stars and their lives are pretty public.

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However, it is rumored that they first met in 2000 and have been dating ever since. They’ve had 4 kids and allegedly call themselves husband and wife, but they’ve never really gotten married. Very 21st century!

#4. Enrique Iglesias And Anna Kournikova – Since 2001

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are two of the most gorgeous people on the planet and they really do deserve each other. But it may come as a shock that they’ve been boyfriend and girlfriend since 2001, especially considering many people don’t even know they’re a couple. But how did the pop singer and the tennis player even meet?

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They first met in Miami during the filming of the music video of Iglesias’ hit song, Escape. They’ve always tried to keep their relationship a secret, and they sure did a great job at it! They came into the spotlight, though, after they announced that she was pregnant with twins. We still don’t hear any wedding bells, though.

#3. Ricky Gervais And Jane Fallon – Since 1982

While this may not be the most famous celebrity couple on this list, they definitely deserved a spot on our top 3, cause look how long they lasted! Comedian Ricky Gervais and novelist Jane Fallon first met in college back in the 80s, and love has been in the air ever since.

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They moved in together as soon as they graduated, and they lived for a few years in a very small flat in London. Any marriage plans? Not for now. But what difference does signing a paper make, if you’ve been together for nearly 40 years?

#2. Wallace Shawn And Deborah Eisenberg – Since 1979

Wallace Shawn may not be the most famous Hollywood actor ever, but you’ve probably seen him in the role of Vizzini in The Princess Bride. believe it or not, he’s been in a relationship with fiction writer Deborah Eisenberg for 4 decades!

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The couple, who live in New York City, are already in their 70s, but it seems that marriage is not their thing. They’ve been together since 1979, so what difference would it even make, anyways?

#1. Oprah Winfrey And Stedman Graham – Since 1986

The number one media mogul and her lifetime boyfriend met for the first time in Chicago on a charity event, way back in 1986. They began dating a few weeks later, and that happened to be the same year in which Oprah’s talk show first started being aired.

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A few years later, somewhere around 1992, Graham proposed, but for some reason, the wedding never took place. The reason, however, has never been clear.

His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that“, Oprah once told Vogue.

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