10 Famously Unwed Couples

These unmarried stars love each other to death, even if they never put a ring on it.

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First comes love, then comes marriage—but maybe not in Tinseltown. Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal weren't the only celebrities who preferred free love to marriage. these Hollywood soulmates are as well-known for their unconventional approaches to long-term relationship as they are for their careers. We give them a standing ovation for their unique commitments to making it work...so just why are we still calling it common law?


Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham - The 55-year-old media maven and her author-businessman beau, 58, have been together since 1986.  They called off their 1992 wedding in favor of a spiritual ceremony. Despite the rumors of her romance with best friend Gayle King in recent years, Oprah's regular mentions of Stedman on the show make it clear that he's still her man.

Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis - These two met in 1998 while filming The Ninth Gate, following Johnny's breakup with Kate Moss. The un-Mrs. Depp is a French singer-actress and mother of Johnny's two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, 7. Johnny, 46, has stated that marrying Vanessa, 36, would mess up her beautiful last name. After they bought a vineyard together outside San Tropez, Johnny changed his "Winona Forever" tattoo to "Wino Forever."


Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie - Okay, we too are still divided between Team Jen and Team Angie, but the fact is, Brangelina have had a life together since 2005. Shiloh and Knox & Vivienne are their offspring so beautiful that even Charles Darwin is stunned; and Brad has adopted Maddox, Zahara and Pax (although he had to wait to adopt Pax until they returned with him from Vietnam where he was born, because Vietnam wouldn't allow an unmarried couple to adopt...probably not the worst policy in the world). All their babes now go by the surname Jolie-Pitt, so, sorry gang, these two are glued like Elmer's, at least for awhile longer.

Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon - The Oscar-winning actress has been with her 6-foot-5 film maestro Tim Robbins since 1988.  They are bound not just by their two sons, Jack, 20, and Miles, 17; but also by their shared political causes, Catholic upbringings and love for sports. They live in New York City.

Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey - Jenny McCarthy, 36, and Jim Carrey, 47, joined the Pitt-Jolie ranks of December 2005 celebrity hookups that lasted. Jenny has said that after her 2005 divorce, she prayed to meet a big-hearted man who would love her and her little boy. Jim has become a close father figure to Jenny's son Evan, a seven-year-old with autism, and she has referred to Jim as the "autism whisperer." They have said that they are married in their hearts, and Jenny told Ellen DeGeneres in 2008 that they don't need a "piece of paper."

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell - These two are the quintessential Hollywood life-partners having been together since—get ready—1983. Goldie, 63, and Kurt, 58 raised their Brady Brunch-style family together (she had Oliver & Kate Hudson to a previous marriage while he had son Boston), and their son Wyatt was born in 1986. Goldie told the BBC in 2008 that not being married keep things "fresh" because she knows she "can wake up and walk out at any moment."


Matthew McConaughey & Camilla Alves - Seriously, we have never seen Matthew McConaughey like this. Remember that actor who loved his own physique so much that he once said he couldn't ever go a day without breaking a sweat? Yeah. Love is what a 25-year-old Brazilian model and Bravo host can do to a 39-year-old bachelor. After a quick courtship and then son Levi's birth in July 2008, the gorgeous pair announced this month that they are expecting Baby Number Two. Matthew McConaughey To Have A Kid: The Sequel

Nicole Richie & Joel Madden - Another couple expecting their second child together are 27-year-old Nicole and her 30-year-old rocker boyfriend Joel. The two started dating in 2007 after his highly-publicized with the much younger Hilary Duff and had daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden in January 2008. 

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubrey - This couple first debuted together in February 2006 at a party thrown by Donatella Versace. At 42 she is nearly a decade his senior, and he finally put her years of baby-channeling to rest in March 2008 when they had daughter Nahla Ariela. Halle has said that she feels very content in their relationship, with more love between them than she had with her two husbands combined.

Ryan O'Neal & Farrah Fawcett - It's said that in the more than two decades that they were together (albeit on-and-off), Ryan proposed to Farrah multiple times. Each time she refused, until shortly before her death when she finally accepted. Unfortunately the two never had the chance to exchange vows; Farrah died on June 25, 2009. Ryan said in an interview shortly before her death, "I won't know this world without her." 


Via TheFrisky.com, People.com and Wikipedia.org.