17 Celebs Who Deliberately Chose the Single Life and Have Not Regretted it One Bit

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Love is the central theme that occupies the pages of most authors’ books, inspires musicians to compose their songs, and drives directors to craft their films. Consequently, when individuals deliberately choose to abstain from romantic entanglements, they often appear as outliers. Friends and family persistently inquire, “Aren’t you experiencing loneliness?” Nevertheless, we firmly believe that happiness is a highly individualized concept, and this notion finds validation in the lives of well-known figures.

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei has never been married. The actress had many romances with the enviable bachelors of Hollywood. However, the actress never decided to become someone’s wife. Tomei said in 2009, “I’m not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.”

Emma Watson

Even when the actress known for her role in Harry Potter isn’t in a romantic relationship, she doesn’t necessarily label herself as “single.” “I never believed the whole ’I’m happy single’ spiel. I was like, ’This is totally spiel,’” Watson shared with British Vogue in April 2022, as she discussed the societal expectations imposed on women and the terminology she uses to describe her current relationship status.

It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.’” Watson, who previously had relationships with actor Chord Overstreet and tech manager William Knight, revealed that she adopted the term “self-partnered” after contending with the societal pressures faced by women when they reach the age of 30, a milestone she achieved in April 2020.

Emilia Clarke

The star of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, gets hundreds of questions about her personal life. The actress keeps saying that there’s nothing terrible about a woman being single.

Clarke says that it’s in her nature to take care of someone. But it doesn’t have to be a man or a child. Sometimes, a woman just has to learn to take care of herself. So, at the moment, she has been single for 4 years: her last romance was in 2019 with director Charlie McDowell.

Teri Hatcher

Actress Teri Hatcher says that her life has become better after she got divorced. She says that when a person is living for themselves, they have new opportunities. Some start traveling, others try new hobbies. But the most important thing is that people start feeling proud of their lives and their achievements without worrying about what their partners may think.

There is a difference between being lonely and being alone,” Hatcher said. “I have been single for a very long time but there is nothing lonely about my life. I want to remove the stigma of that.”

Drew Barrymore

In one of the episodes of her show, during a conversation with Jane Fonda, Drew Barrymore said she was done with romances. In recent years, the actress has been giving all of herself to work, and she simply has no time or power for her personal life. And she’s not sad about it. She has a lot of plans for the future, and the most important one is to spend as much time with her children as possible.

Charlize Theron

One of the most attractive women in Hollywood, Charlize Theron, enjoys her life free of relationships. She spends all of her spare time with her children. Thanks to them, she doesn’t feel lonely. Charlize loves her life so much, that she doesn’t want to change it.

She also says that getting married was never her dream. And over the years, she’s realized that even the hypothetical idea of living with someone under the same roof is not attractive to her at all. The actress’ last serious relationship was with Sean Penn. Charlize revealed that she had not gone on a date for 8 years.

Al Pacino

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Throughout his life, Al Pacino has had many romances with Hollywood stars, but he never married any of them. He did all he could to avoid it. When Diane Keaton started talking about getting married after they had been dating for several years, he ended the relationship immediately. He still loves single life. By the way, not being married didn’t stop Pacino from having 4 children.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg has been married 3 times. And every time she got married was because of social pressure. It took her years to understand that living with someone was not her thing. She divorced her 3rd husband back in 1995. Today, she values her freedom and enjoys making her own decisions. When she became single, she finally felt happy.

Sharon Stone

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By the age of 64, Sharon Stone realized she was disappointed in men, so she decided that she would be single. The actress spends time with her friends and family, and romances only make her life more complicated. The Hollywood star thinks that men and women mature differently in terms of emotions, so having a relationship with them is like having another child.

“I have really good men friends but I just feel when it comes to emotional maturity in relationships that men and women are seemingly in different spots,” she explained.

Tracee Ellis Ross

On Valentine’s Day, Tracee Ellis Ross decided to thank all the close people in her life. Even though she is not in a relationship with anyone, she doesn’t feel lonely because she has her own “tribe”. Surrounded by her friends and family, she feels that she is full of love.

After many years of living without a partner, the actress has learned to enjoy her freedom. She says that everyone needs such experience because, when a person is alone, they start loving themselves for real and try to surround themselves with care.

Diane Keaton

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In one of her interviews, Diane Keaton said that she hadn’t been on a date for more than 30 years. She is done with romances. She has a full life: 2 kids, a dog, and a job she loves. And she considers men as only her friends.

John Cusack

John Cusack is the eternal bachelor in Hollywood. He has never been married and he’s not even planning to. It’s his choice: he doesn’t want to do what society tells him. He gets outraged when he is asked about getting married. He says that he could easily marry someone if he wanted to, but he won’t let anyone decide what he should do.

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher is in a relationship with herself, and she enjoys it. The actress got divorced in 1999 and has been single ever since. She says that being single showed her what is really good for her. She spent a lot of time learning to be independent and not being afraid to be alone. Now, she calls that transition her big adventure.

Susan Sarandon

After divorcing her husband, Susan Sarandon swore to never get married again. The break-up was too traumatizing for her. But some time later, she realized that it was good to be single. A single woman has more time for herself and nice moments, such as long workouts, and meeting her friends. Sarandon says that she feels happy and full without relationships.

Elisabeth Moss

The star of The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss, says that she is obsessed with freedom. And she doesn’t want to lose it. The actress was married to comedian Fred Armisen from 2009 to 2011. She says that this relationship was very traumatizing. Maybe this is why the actress is not eager to date anyone else. The last time she had a relationship was in 2015.

Kristin Davis

Back when Kristin Davis was 20 years old, she realized she didn’t need to get married. When everyone around her got married, she was devoted to her work. Years later, her attitude to marriage has not changed. And when she wanted children, she consciously chose the role of a single mom. Davis is comfortable being a free woman.

She thinks that one of the advantages is not having to worry about the relationship. She just doesn’t date anyone. The last romance she had was 11 years ago with Aaron Sorkin.

Mindy Kaling

Fans time and again attribute Mindy Kaling to affairs with her coworkers. Some of these relationships, by the way, turned out to be true. However, she is in no hurry to get married.

“In my 20s, I was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy,” she said. “Now it’s almost the opposite. My work is so rewarding and I’m so self-centered about it that I’m kind of excited about not having to go home and ask someone about their day.”

However, just because these stars are loving being single right now doesn’t mean they can’t meet their love. Love, as we know, happens suddenly and changes people beyond recognition.


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