We all enjoy weddings and everything related to them, particularly when our favorite celebrity couples are involved. However, for some of them, marriage is not the key to a long and happy relationship. Despite the fact that they aren’t married, some of the most renowned couples have been together for a long time, even if no documentation proves it, and are happy with the way things are.
At Bright Side today, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Hollywood couples who have been dating for a long time but have yet to marry.
1. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Graham and Winfrey met at a fundraiser in 1986 and have been together ever since. Winfrey has stated multiple times that she’d never gotten married or had children and, therefore, has no regrets. “We would not have stayed together because marriage requires a different way of being in this world,” Winfrey declared in 2017.
2. Vin Diesel and Paloma Jiménez
Since 2007, the Fast and Furious actor has been with Jiménez, with whom he has 3 children: Hania, Vincent, and Pauline, named after Diesel’s deceased co-star, Paul Walker. He has rarely opened up about his relationship; in a few interviews, he stated, “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors.”
3. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
The 2 actresses first met at a party in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until 2015 that they became romantically linked. Later, Paulson confirmed their love, saying, “What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.”
4. Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid
Since 2013, the Friends actress and the Snow Patrol singer have been dating. “He’s just so smart, and I find that really sexy. Then there’s the fact that he’s stunning,” Courteney Cox described of her boyfriend, Johnny McDaid.
5. Lauren Graham and Peter Krause
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, who played siblings in Parenthood, have been in a relationship since 2010. The pair has never declared whether or not they want to marry in the future, but they look to be happy in any case.
6. Jane Fallon and Ricky Gervais
Gervais and Fallon have been together for 39 years now; they both realized early in their relationship they had identical thoughts about marriage and children. They are happily unmarried.
When asked about their willingness to get married, Gervais said, “Don’t see the point. We are married for all intents and purposes, everything’s shared and actually, our fake marriage has lasted longer than a real one… but there’s no point in us having an actual ceremony.”
7. Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
Although they’ve been together since 2001 and have 4 children, Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson aren’t truly married. However, the Saturday Night Live veteran still refers to him as her spouse since it felt improper to call him her boyfriend after they had their first kid.
“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 said.
8. Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp
Tilda Swinton and artist Sandro Kopp have been dating since 2004 when they met on the set of The Chronicles of Narnia, but they aren’t married or even in a free marriage, despite what has been reported.
The famous actress declared, “I think many more people live in the way that we do — in a state of real love and support — than newspapers might lead you to believe. I think newspapers love a bit of friction, and we’re a pretty friction-free zone. It’s pretty dull.”
9. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been together for many years and have 2 children together, though they’re not married or engaged.
“I keep going, ‘Let’s get around to it, let’s do it.’ And then, you know, you have a baby, and then, oh, there’s another baby,” she says. “It was a kind of like that for us and I respect that totally. I guess for us it’s just been, we didn’t do it, we’ll do it…”
10. Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have been together for more than a decade now. The pair has no plans to get married and is content to enjoy their love, which Laign portrays through sweet Instagram posts.
11. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are the designers of the high-end fashion company, Proenza Schouler. They allegedly met around 2 decades ago and have been lifemates ever since. The designers began dating during their junior year, and whenever they were asked if they wanted to marry, Hernandez responded with rolled eyes, saying, “No comment.”
12. Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell
Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell are determined to remain unmarried after meeting at Chateau Marmont in 2007 and spending more than 10 years together.
They unveiled the secret of their long-lasting relationship: “We have a 2 to 3-week rule and then we see each other,” the actor, 49, said during an interview. “Then you get too independent if it’s 4 weeks, 5 weeks.
Would you make a lifelong commitment to someone without having a ring? Do you believe that marriage is an essential milestone in a relationship?
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