The real reason these stars never got married

Marriage isn’t for everyone; If Brangelina couldn’t make it work, who could? Still, that doesn’t mean that avoiding putting a ring on it means a lack of commitment or that these stars will die alone and miserable. In fact, for a lot of celebs, the opposite is true. These single stars and couples haven’t gone down the aisle, and that’s just fine with them.

Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon

Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were together for 23 years and had two sons before their breakup in 2009. It seems like marriage wasn’t in the cards for either of them, but that it was ultimately Sarandon’s choice. She told People, “I’ve always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody. I thought that if you didn’t get married, you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after twentysomething years that was still true.”

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

After three kids and nearly a decade together, Kourtney Kardashian never married Scott Disick. Why? Because, for a reality starlet, Kardashian claims to not want all the attention on her.

“A wedding terrifies me,” she confessed to Cosmopolitan. “I like tradition; I don’t have anything against that. I think it’s more fear of walking down the aisle in front of all those people. I don’t like being the center of attention,” she said. “I mean, Scott and I have talked about it many times over the years. The situation was never right. But I don’t think we would’ve done a big wedding—we would’ve done something really small, just us and our kids.”

After their most recent (and seemingly permanent) split in July 2015, which was spawned by Disick getting cozy with another woman, the odds of them actually walking down the aisle now seem like well below zero. Still, Disick allegedly is not giving up hope. “Scott says he still wants to get back together with her, but hasn’t done anything to prove it,” an insider told Page Six. “Kourtney is over it. She knows she looks amazing and she isn’t putting up with any of his s**t…Kourtney tells him if he wants her back, he needs to show how much he’s changed, but instead he’s out partying at Coachella and will complain to his guy friends about how many rules Kourtney imposes on him.”

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt were together for a whopping 18 years before their split in September 2015, but they never married. Why not? Hamm explained to Parade in 2010, “I don’t have the marriage chip, and neither of us have the greatest examples of marriages in our families. But Jen is the love of my life, and we’ve already been together four times longer than my parents were married.” The same year, he told the New York Post (via the San Francisco Gate), “We may not have a piece of paper that says we’re husband and wife, but Jennifer is more than just a girlfriend. What we have is much deeper and we both know that.”

Even though they broke up temporarily, Hamm and Westfeldt were rumored to reunite in August 2016…but they’ve yet to put a ring on it.

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were together for more than a decade before their split in July 2016, and it appears to be that her hesitance to commit was the cause. Kruger revealed to the Edit in March 2016 that it took her almost 10 years just to move in with the Dawson’s Creek alum. “I just moved this week. I need to unpack and buy some house stuff, like candles and books,” she said. “[Moving here] was a major commitment. That’s a big step into adulthood for me, to allow that time for someone else out of my time.” When asked if she’d marry Jackson, she replied, “Welcome to my dilemma.” Adding to the dilemma? The New York Daily News reports that Kruger may have cheated on Jackson with her Sky co-star Norman Reedus in summer 2016.

Jackson offered his own explanation to Glamour. “I can tell you why we’re not married: we’re not religious,” he told the mag in November 2014. “I don’t feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party. We’re both children of divorce, so it’s hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you’ve grown up and are committed to another person.”

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