10+ Celebrities Who Have Been Together Forever And Never Got Married

For some people, marriage is truly a piece of paper.

They don't need a formal commitment to remain loyal and loving to their partner. In some cases, not being married has even helped their relationship.

Famous examples include Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Here are 10+ celeb couples who never married.

1. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Everything about this couple screams long-term: they've been together since 2012, and have two sons together, Rocco and Rafa.

But when it comes to marriage, Bryne has said that they'll get around to it one day.

2. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

It's crazy to think that the media mogul has been with Graham for three decades after meeting at a charity event in 1986.

While they were engaged in 1992, a wedding never followed.

This is something that Winfrey sees as a good thing.

"We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world," she told Vogue.

"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."

3. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

The pair have been together for a long time and share an age gap of more than 30 years. But when it comes to marriage, they seem perfectly content to remain just dating.

Sarah even made it clear that she doesn't care what people think in an interview with Elle.

"I didn't choose to fall in love with the person I fell in love with," Sarah said.

"But I think why it's interesting to people is that on paper, it's unconventional. For a person who might find themselves in a situation that they fear will be misperceived or judged, maybe they could see me living my life in a way that is authentic to me."

4. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

This couple has proved that age is just a number and that marriage is just a piece of paper.

They've been together for a decade and share three-year-old son, Jack. So far, marriage hasn't been a part of the equation.

5. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

This private couple has been known to keep a lot under wraps. They have been together since 2011 and have two daughters, but you'll see no evidence of that on social media.

They also have no plans of wedding bells ringing soon.

Mendes previously explained this during a *Chelsea Lately* appearance that "marriage is unsexy."

She said that she "think[s] it's really sexy to be with someone in your 50s and 60s and be like, 'That's my boyfriend.'"

6. Shakira and Gerard Piqué

The singer is currently dating soccer superstar, Gerard Piqué. While the couple has two kids, marriage is currently off the table.

"I don't want him to see me as the wife. I'd rather him see me as his girlfriend," she told CBS.

7. Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez

The Fast and the Furious star has been linked to the actress for 14 years.

They share three kids: Hania, Vincent, and Pauline (named after Paul Walker), but there's nothing "fast" about this couple's road to a wedding.

8. John Corbett and Bo Derek

The Sex and the City star has been with his partner since they were set up on a blind date in 2002.

But marriage was never part of the equation. "Marriage, I don't know. It feels funny. It's not necessary for us," Derek told Fox.

9. Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson

The Saturday Night Live alum has been with the director for 20 years without any formal commitment. In Hollywood terms, that's practically a lifetime together.

And even though they aren't technically married, they still refer to one another as husband and wife.

"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," she told *The New York Times*.

At the end of the day, Maya and Paul feel that they have a spiritual and emotional union with one another.

They don't need a piece of paper in a glass frame to remind them of their love.

10. Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova

This couple is super low-key. The former tennis pro and her pop star partner have been together for 15 years but rarely flaunt their love pubicly.

They prefer to keep things private, just between the two of them.

They're also super unlikely to get married, according to an interview Enrique did with CBS:

"I don't think it's going to make – bring us closer together. I don't think it's going to...make us any happier," he said back in 2014.

11. Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon

The celebrated comedian has been with the acclaimed novelist, Jane Fallon, for 39 wonderful years.

But even after having spent a lifetime together, Ricky says that he simply doesn't see a point in marriage.

During an appearance on *The Late Show With David Letterman*, Ricky said that "I don't think there's any point to us getting married."

He continued by saying that "We don't want any more toasters, we never want our families to meet, that'd be terrible."

I can certainly understand where Ricky's coming from with the whole family's meeting bit.

12. Robin Roberts and Amber Laign

The Good Morning America star and her partner have been going strong for over the last decade.

While they celebrated 15 years together in August, they've made no mention of wanting to walk down the aisle anytime soon.

13. Lauren Graham and Peter Krause


There is no wedding bells insight for this pair who met on the set of Parenthood.

Both Lauren and Peter were determined to keep their relationship as simple and uncomplicated as they could, right from the start.

"Once we got together, there was no game play," Lauren told *Good Housekeeping*.

She continued by saying "It was like, 'You like me, and I like you.' It gave me an understanding of life: This is how things happen, and it's completely random."

14. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough

The designers have been dating since their college days.

But when asked by The Hollywood Reporter about whether they'd ever get married, Hernandez made the answer pretty clear by rolling his eyes and responding, "No comment."

15. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

The couple has managed to stay together since 1983 without any formal commitment to one another. They have one biological child.

Hawn previously explained to the hosts of Loose Women that she'd be divorced now had they married.

"Marriage is an interesting psychological thing."

"If you need to feel bound to someone, then it's important to be married," she said. She went on to say that not being married has psychologically left them both feeling freer.

"For me, I chose to stay. Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice."

16. Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp

Sandro and Tilda have been together since 2004. The couple first met while they were filming The Chronicles of Narnia (Tilda played the White Witch and Sandra was a Centaur).

With nearly 20 years under their belt, marriage is the last thing on their minds.

17. Evangeline Lilly and Norman Kali

Fans will more than likely recall Evangeline Lilly and Norman Kali from their time spent on the popular TV drama Lost.

They've been together since they first met on set (11 years ago) and show no signs of wanting to wed.

18. Sandra Bernhard and Sara Switzer

Comedian Sandra Bernhard is best known for the years she spent playing Nancy Barlett Thomas on the popular '90s sitcom Roseanne.

She and her partner Sara Switzer began dating shortly after bumping into one another on the street.

19. Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb

Sam and Leslie have been together for 14 years and first met during a chance encounter at the illustrious Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

At the time, Sam was just wrapping on Frost/Nixon and Leslie had begun filming Iron Man.

Two years later, Sam and Leslie found themselves on the same set for *Iron Man 2*.

Their professional and romantic lives were intertwined once again during the filming of Don Verdean.

It would seem that Sam and Leslie can withstand anything, but yet they want nothing to do with marriage.

20. Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn

Deborah and Wallace's relationship with one another is truly inconceivable. They've been together for more than 45 years and have never once even thought about marriage.

Both Wallace and Deborah believe wholeheartedly that a ring doesn't make you husband and wife.

21. Krysten Ritter and Adam Granduciel

The former star of Marvel's Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter, has been attached to The War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel since 2014.

Her Instagram is awash in adorable pregnancy photos and in 2019, the couple welcomed their first child into the world.

22. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

Don't let their youthful exuberance fool you, Paul and Zoe have been together for nearly 15 years.

The couple first met while performing in an off-Broadway play called "Things We Want" and have been working together/supporting one another ever since.

In 2018, the couple put their relationship to the test in the film *Wildlife*

According to Zoe, she wasn't supposed to be a writer for the film. But due to the fact that Paul Dano's first draft was so terrible (her words), she was 'forced' to step in and lend a hand.

23. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell

Keri and Russell first met on the set of the spy/thriller FX series The Americans a little more than 7 years ago.

They're far more interested in working together on projects like the forthcoming Wyrd than they are about the prospect of marriage.

24. Gwendoline Christie and Giles Deacon

Gwendoline Christie is better known as Brienne of Tarth from the genre-defying series Game of Thrones.

Gwendoline, a model in her own right, first met her fashion designer partner Giles Deacon close to 8 years ago. Neither has any plans for marriage on the horizon.

25. Dick Van Dyke and Michelle Triola Marvin

The legendary comedian began seeing Michelle while he was still married to his first wife, Margie Willet.

Their divorce was finalized in 1984 and Dick and Michelle stayed together (unwed) for 33 years until the time of Michelle's passing in 2009.