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10 Celebrity Couples You Probably Thought Were Married

by jvcc

While news of a celebrity engagement or wedding breaks almost every day, there are actually *a lot* of famous couples who’ve decided marriage just isn’t for them. From longtime partners to the perpetually engaged, if you’re like me, you assumed these A-list duos were married. Surprise! They’re not. From Kurt and Goldie to Eva and Ryan, prepare to be shook.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been together since 1983, have one son, and raised Goldie’s children from her previous marriage (Oliver and Kate Hudson!) together. “We have done just perfectly without marrying,” Goldie told Woman’s Day in 2007. “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.”

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

After meeting in 1986 and getting engaged in 1993, Oprah and Stedman refer to their relationship as a “spiritual partnership.” “The moment after I said yes to his proposal, I had doubts. I realized I didn’t actually want a marriage. I wanted to be asked,” Oprah wrote in a column for O, The Oprah Magazine. “He and I agree that had we tied the marital knot, we would not still be together.”

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

The notoriously private couple met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011, and have opted to quietly raise their daughters as partners. Eva told Women’s Health in 2019 that she hadn’t even thought about having children before meeting Ryan. “I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have… not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him,” she said.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis announced their split in 2020, and when many heard the news, they were shocked the couple wasn’t married. Same! The actors had a seven-year engagement and two children, who they’re currently co-parenting.

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been together since 2012. The couple, who have two children together, refer to one another as “husband” and “wife” and wear bands on their ring fingers, but they never officially tied the knot.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are not only the creative geniuses behind fashion house Proenza Schouler, they’ve been together since their junior year at Parsons School of Design. While they’ve successfully collaborated on the runway, they aren’t married. Lazaro responded with a simple “no comment” when asked when the couple will tie the knot at “The Atelier with Alina Cho” speaker series at The Met.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué

The Colombian singer and Spanish soccer star met on the set of her “Waka Waka” music video in 2010 and have been together ever since, but they aren’t eager to get married. “We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them,” Shakira told Glamour in 2014. “But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”

Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson

The Bridesmaids star has been in a relationship with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson since 2001. They have four children and Maya refers to Paul as her husband, but they just never made it official. “People know what that means. 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,” Maya told The New York Times in 2018.

Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell

After meeting at Chateau Marmont in 2007 and more than 10 years together, Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell are happy with the way things are—being unmarried. The secret to their strong relationship? “We have a two-to-three-week rule and then we see each other,” Sam told Us Weekly in 2018. “Then you get too independent if it’s four weeks, five weeks.”

Bo Derek and John Corbett

The Sex and the City star and ’70s icon have happily made their relationship work since 2002 and don’t need rings to prove it. “I think when you’re beginning a young family and you’re going to have children and set up this new family tree branch, it’s obviously a wonderful commitment and it’s meaningful,” Bo told Fox News on marriage. “But for us in our lives, it hasn’t been yet.”