There are few things more wonderful than a celebrity wedding, but a lot of couples out there opt not to get married -- including some of the longest lasting celebrity relationships. While many people out there feel that it's important to be legally bound to their partners, there are plenty of others who have never felt that need, including some of our favorite Hollywood lovebirds. It's hard to say whether the longevity of these relationships is because they're not married, but hey ... it definitely doesn't seem to be hurting.
Marriage isn't for everyone, and that's totally okay. Some couples -- like Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham -- are actually famous for not getting married, and it really seems to have contributed to a life that they both love. Those who have been together forever are so inspiring to us, because as we all know, all relationships -- married or not -- take work.
In fact, many of these couples have been together for decades. They have gone on to live together, have children together -- basically, be each other's spouses in everything but the actual title. Some of these couples have been together so long that people assume they actually are married, but that's definitely not the case, and they seem pretty okay with that.
Maybe they'll tie the knot someday, and maybe they won't.
For a lot of these couples, it truly doesn't seem to matter. Read on for some seriously long lasting celebrity couples who have never happened to exchange rings. Taking a walk down the aisle is fun for some, but others are just as happy to spend the rest of their lives with their significant other, no legal strings attached.
Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale
After seven years together, Rose and Bobby still aren't married, despite the fact that they have two kids -- Rafa, 1, and Rocco, 3. But in a 2017 interview with ES Magazine, Rose revealed that she does call Bobby her husband, even though they never made it legal.
"He's practically my husband, so calling him that is easier," she said. "The formality isn't a draw for me, but we'll do it one day. Once you have children, I just think, why not?"
Robin Roberts & Amber Laign
Even though Robin and Amber have been together for more than 14 years, they've never tied the knot. Even so, the Good Morning America host and the massage therapist seem pretty happy together. Maybe marriage is in the cards for them later, but for now, it seems like they're thrilled just to be together.
Bo Derek & John Corbett
Bo and John have been together for 18 years, but in an interview with Fox News in February, she revealed that they will probably never walk down the aisle.
"I don't know if we'll ever get married," she said at the time. "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."
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
Sarah and Holland may have an age gap that spans more than 30 years, but they've always seemed perfectly happy together, even though they're still not married. And in an interview with Elle last year, Sarah revealed that she's not too worried about what people might think.
"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 -- just trying to be as real as possible. If that inspires anybody else, that can't be a bad thing."
Enrique iglesias & Anna Kournikova
These two aren't officially wed yet, but it seems like there's a chance they could be down the line -- and hopefully, Enrique and Anna's 1-year-old twins, Nicholas and Lucy, will get to be a part of it all. In an interview with ITV last year, Enrique said that he would like to get married "someday."
We can't wait 'til that day comes!
Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
This couple has been together forever -- we're talking well over three decades. But even though it was something they both wanted, Oprah told Vogue in 2017 that a marriage would've compromised the life she loves.
"We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world," she said. "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."
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn
More than 30 years and one child (Wyatt Russell) later, and Kurt and Goldie still haven't tied the knot. Even so, they seem so happy just to be together, and as Goldie told People in 2015, that doesn't mean their relationship is perfect. It's still something they both have to work at.
"Sometimes I get mad and sometimes Kurt gets mad," she said at the time. "It's normal. Continuing to to listen and grow is important because we get into bad habits in relationships. We're cognizant of these things in our relationships, being mindful and caring and listening."
Ricky Gervais & Jane Fallon
Ricky and Jane have been together for over 30 years, and in a 2014 episode of The Late Show With David Letterman, the comedian revealed that they will probably never marry.
"I don't think there's any point to us getting married," he said on the show, according to CTV News. "We don't want any more toasters, we never want our families to meet, that'd be terrible."
Shakira & Gerard Pique
Shakira and Gerard share two children -- Sasha, 4, and Milan, 6 -- but it doesn't sound like the singer will ever find it necessary to marry her baby daddy.
"We already have what's essential, you know?" she told Glam Belleza Latina in 2014, according to E! News. "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. But if I'm ever going to get married, he's the one."
Sandra Bernhard & Sara Switzer
In her memoir, Straight Out, Sandra wrote about her relationship with longtime partner Sara Switzer, and the fact that they've raised a daughter, Cicely, together.
But marriage? Not really something that seems to be on her mind.
"Years ago she was an editor at Harper's Bazaar and asked me to write a piece for her," Sandra wrote, according to Live Ramp Up. "We bumped into each other later and just connected. It's a great relationship; she's a really solid person."
Deborah Eisenberg & Wallace Shawn
Wallace and Deborah have been together since the early '70s, which means they've spent almost 50 years together. But they didn't need to exchange rings to make that kind of commitment. They're both writers, and have never had children, but it sounds like they truly enjoy their lives together.
Maya Rudolph & Paul Thomas Anderson
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Almost 20 years after falling in love with Paul, he and Maya still haven't tied the knot. But Maya told the New York Times that she feels qualified to call him her husband because "he's the father of my child, and I live with him, and we are a couple, and we are not going anywhere."
Lauren Graham & Peter Krause
Lauren and Peter fell in love after meeting on the set of Parenthood. And after almost a decade, wedding bells still aren't in sight. In an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2016, she admitted that they were friends at first, but then, there was no denying their chemistry.
"Once we got together, there was no game play," she told the outlet. "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."
Sam Rockwell & Leslie Bibb
It wasn't until last year that Sam and Leslie went public with their relationship, revealing that they've been together for more than 10 years. Keeping their relationship under the radar like that couldn't have been easy, but they've stayed close through it all.
Who needs marriage?
Dwayne Johnson & Lauren Hashian
The Rock still isn't married to girlfriend Lauren Hashian, who he's been with since 2007 and shares two daughters with, Jasmine and Tiana. And if it's up to him, it'll be awhile if they ever do get married.
"I just refer to her as my wife all the time," he told Entertainment Tonight. "So a lot of people are like, 'Oh, did you get married?' I'm like, 'No. Easy. Don't rush big daddy.'"
Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan
Even though Paul and Zoe have been together for over 10 years and welcomed their first daughter in 2018, it sounds like marriage isn't on their minds. And as far as they're concerned, they don't want to answer any questions about it. In a tweet Zoe shared in August 2018, she made it clear that she doesn't want anyone asking when she's getting married.
Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys
Matthew and Keri have been together for five years and have a 3-year-old son named Sam. But these former Americans stars don't seem to be rushing down the aisle anytime soon. They may have played a husband and wife on TV, but not in reality -- at least, not yet.
Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx
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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are one of the most covert couples out there. It wasn't until this year's Met Gala that they finally posed for photos together. Rumor has it that they've been together since 2014, but they're pretty good at hiding their relationship from prying eyes. And marriage? Apparently, not happening for them ... well, not that they've let us know about.
Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough
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Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro and Jack have been together since they first met in college, but will they ever tie the knot? Lazaro simply rolled his eyes when The Hollywood Reporter asked him if they'd ever get married in 2017.
Guess that's our answer!
Krysten Ritter & Adam Granduciel
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After Krysten revealed that she's pregnant with her first child earlier this year, so it's hard not to wonder if this means she and Adam will get married soon. But being that they're relatively private about their relationship, it wouldn't be surprising if they didn't. After all, what they've got going on for them has been working since 2014.