Celebrity long-term couples who never married

Hollywood has long been known for short-lived romances and messy breakups. But some celebrities beat the odds and stay together for the long haul — without ever tying the knot.

These are some of the celebrity couples who have managed to stay rock steady for years despite never exchanging wedding vows:

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn

Marriage doesn’t seem to be the end goal for these two as the pair have been going strong since 1983. Though they never married, Russell and Hawn share a son together, Wyatt, and the “Snatched” actress actively shares her life with Russell on social media. It’s a rarity in Hollywood to see any kind of relationship span more than three decades, and these actors have certainly stood the test of time.

Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.

Kurt Russell, right, and Goldie Hawn have dated since 1983 and share a son.  (Reuters)

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

Much like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Winfrey and Graham have been together since the '80s. According to a report by Harper’s Bazaar, the partners first met at a charity event in 1986, the same year “The Oprah Winfrey Show” debuted, and although they were engaged in 1992, the media mogul and Graham never met at the altar.

Oprah Winfrey and partner Stedman Graham arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22, 2015.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have dated for 32 years and, despite being engaged in 1992, they never married.  (Reuters)

Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon

Comedian Ricky Gervais and author Jane Fallon have been steady since 1984, and marriage is all but out of the question. In 2014, the “The Office” alum said on “The Tonight Show with David Letterman”: "I don't think there's any point to us getting married. We don't want any more toasters, we never want our families to meet, that'd be terrible."

Ricky Gervais, left, and Jane Fallon arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Ricky Gervais, left, and Jane Fallon have dated for 36 years. The comedian told David Letterman, "I don't think there's any point to us getting married."  (AP)

Gervais, an open atheist, added, "I just don't see the point. We share everything. I mean we are married, apart from in the eyes of God, which neither of us believe in. That's ridiculous, that law. I mean, how more married can we be?”

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

The “La La Land” actor and the Cuban bombshell began dating in 2011, and despite never tying the knot, the couple are loving parents to daughters Esmeralda and Amada. Gosling and Mendes have managed to keep their relationship and family life incredibly cryptic, but the enigmatic pair jump at the chance to gush over each other and their children. In 2016, the “The Notebook” heartthrob told GQ, “Eva’s the dream mother, and they’re dream babies, and it’s like a dream that I’m having right now.” 

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07:  Actors (L-R) Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend "The Place Beyond The Pines" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling, right, and Eva Mendes began dating in 2011, and have never married. The mysterious couple share two daughters.  (Getty)

Bo Derek and John Corbett

Bo Derek and John Corbett have been together for years without ever walking down the aisle, but the couple insisted they don’t need rings to prove their love is real. The “Sex and the City” star began dating Derek in 2002, and told Fox News in 2017 that faith has kept him grounded over the years.

Actress Bo Derek and actor John Corbett arrive at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills October 25, 2008. The ball benefits the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. Picture taken October 25.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser     (UNITED STATES) - GM1E4AR05KD02

Bo Derek, left, and John Corbett have gone 15 years without walking down the aisle. The “Sex and the City” star began dating Derek in 2002, and told Fox News in 2017 that faith has kept him grounded over the years.  (Reuters)

“I went to Catholic school for 12 years and I was an altar boy for about seven of those years,” he explained. “I spent a lot of time behind the scenes in churches.”

In the ‘80s, he dabbled in born-again Christianity before returning to his Catholic roots.

“I have a strong belief in God,” he explained, adding he describes himself as a “gospel and brunch kind of guy.”

“Nothing says I love you Jesus more than gospel music and mashed ‘potaters.’”

Shakira and Gerard Pique

The Colombian pop superstar and the Spanish soccer star are still going strong, even though they’ve never gotten married. The couple, who met in 2010 at the World Cup in South Africa, managed to build a beautiful family over that time, and they share two sons, Milan and Sasha.

FC Barcelona's player Gerard Pique, right, and Colombian singer Shakira attend a Basketball World Cup quarterfinal match between Slovenia and United States at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Shakira and Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique have dated for eight years without getting married and they have two sons.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)