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Star couples who are happily unmarried

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Unwedded bliss

For celebs who have already been married, it's been reported that the divorce rate of second marriages is even higher than that of first marriages. The famous couples that seem to last the longest are the ones who have not gotten married. Are they looking at their relationships more realistically than others in Tinseltown? Does a marriage in the spotlight complicate things for everyone involved?

With more divorces occurring than weddings in Hollywood as of late, maybe taking a walk down the aisle for a celebrity is like walking down a plank. Distractions by the press, paparazzi and attractive co-stars on TV and movie sets can make it very difficult sometimes for a famous couple to concentrate on each other and their marriage.

Many well-known couples who are not married seem just as close on red carpets as those that are. When pictures are taken of them with their children, they look happy and content. Maybe being married just adds extra pressure that neither celeb needs. It may have all started with actors Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy who were together for 26 years and never married. Here are six current celebrity couples who reflect that same lifestyle and are still going strong.

Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

At almost three decades together, Goldie and Kurt might be the poster children for not being married, but remaining together and happy. They met on the set of the move Swing Shift in 1983 and have not looked back. Goldie told the Australian magazine Woman's Day, "I already feel devoted and isn't that what marriage is supposed to do? So as long as my emotional state is in a state of devotion, honesty, caring and loving, then we're fine."

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Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell


Matthew McConaughey & Camilla Alves

The actor and Brazilian model met in 2006 and have been going strong ever since. While they have chosen not to be married, they have decided on becoming parents together. Alves and McConaughey brought a handsome son, Levi, and a beautiful daughter, Vida, into the world. If they ever decided to get married, I wonder if McConaughey would wear a shirt under his tuxedo?

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Matthew McConaughey & Camilla Alves


Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis

Hollywood's bad boy and consummate bachelor finally met his love match in French actress Vanessa Paradis. In British GQ, Depp talked about meeting Paradis, "I knew at that moment I was done. It was like – OK – it's over [single life]." When Depp is not acting in box office blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, he is often found in France with Paradis and their two children. France is full of romance and love, so it clearly keeps their fire burning.

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Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis


Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

The Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars have yet to become Mr. and Mrs. Pitt after six years together. Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston after four and a half years of marriage and appears happy with his current relationship with Jolie and his role as a father. Pitt recently told Parade magazine, "One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her."

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt


Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

According to the press, Oprah has been on, off and on again with her long-time boyfriend Stedman. One of the most successful women in the world, she is focused on her career and helping others, and one would assume her time is extremely limited. Since 1986, she has found the time for author and businessman Stedman, but they never married. They were actually engaged to be married in 1992, but it never ended up happening.

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

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