To walk down the aisle is a woman’s ultimate dream, but not every woman dreamt of it. Some believes that marriage doesn’t guarantee a complete joy of living nor a life of silver and gold. In fact, some couples’ been living a life of great contentment outside marriage and others raising a family alone yet managed to face life in perfect happiness.
Happily unmarried, these successful and contented famous personalities whose lives are overflowing with perpetual melody, cultivating the inner happiness they had in order to show the world how beautiful life is when you learn to appreciate things the way it was.
This South African-American actress, Charlize Theron was a film producer at the same time. She was one of the most influential people listed by “Time Magazine” in 2016. Theron has two adopted children. She began dating Stuart Townsend in 2002 but gone separate ways in 2010. She once told CNN, “I really want for myself a long-term relationship. I have been in long-term relationships…The actual ceremony is not important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”
The “Queen of All Media”, Oprah Winfrey has been ranked as the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person. Oprah was once engaged with her long time boyfriend (nearly 30 years), Stedman Graham but the wedding wasn’t realized. In 2015 Oprah said, “I don’t want to be married, because I could not have the life that I created for myself. I couldn’t do it”.
Kristin Davis is an American actress best known for her portrayal on the soap opera “Melrose Place” as Brooke Armstrong in 1995-1996. She had an adopted daughter, Gemma Rose Davis. She told Haute Living in 2013, “I certainly intellectually feel like I’d like to have another romantic relationship, but I don’t know how to make the day-to-day of it happen. I don’t have time!” She continued, “I do have friends who have stable marriages and I look at them and admire what they have, but I don’t necessarily think I’ve ever had that kind of relationship … I don’t know that I necessarily totally intended to [still be single], though I do remember being young and thinking, ‘Why are all these people getting married?”
She’s a successful actress, model and businesswoman who thinks marriage is not personal”. She told TV talk show host Chelsea Handler. “I’m not like anti-marriage or the institution for other people. I love the idea of a union, that’s very beautiful. I just don’t think it should be a piece of paper because society tells me to”. She further stated: “I actually think it’s really sexy to be with someone in their 50s or 60s and be like ‘that’s my boyfriend’. But I think husband and wife are very unsexy words.” Mendes had two daughters with Ryan Gosling.
Popular American comedian/TV host, Chelsea Handler, on her fake PSA against marriage, she said, “Weddings are an extravagant waste of money. Why would people drop five or six figures on a one-day party when they could drop five to six figures on a pool? You know what relationships don’t end in divorce 50 percent of the time? The relationships that happy, single women, like yours truly, have with their pools”.
Queen Elizabeth I of England
The “Virgin Queen” had told the parliament in 1559, “I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely, the kingdom of England.” Elizabeth stood firm with this statement. In 1563, the queen had spoken to an imperial envoy: “If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married. Her reason for not being married and childless are not clear. Elizabeth I leads England for 44 long years with solidity and prosperity.
“American Nightingale”, “Angel of the Battlefield”. That’s Clara Barton, a pioneering nurse who co-founded “American Red Cross”. Barton is one of the honored woman in the American history. She spent so much of her time in the service of others. Maybe the reason why she never had tendered much attention on her private life. She had several relationships but was not married.
Tyra Banks is one of the top-earning models in the world. Year 2013 when Banks started going out with Norwegian photographer, Erik Asla to whom she was blessed a son who was born via surrogacy January last year. Banks once said, ” You don’t have to have a ring on your finger to say that I love you”.
Greta Garbo was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1030s known for her luminous and unforgettable performances during her time. Garbo was never married or had no children either although she was into several relationships like with her most famous romance with frequent co-star, John Gilbert John Gilbert. As she once said, “You don’t have to be married to have good friend as your partner for life”. She further stated, “There are some who want to get married and others who don’t. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”