Many celebrities enjoy the benefits of being alone and without compromise. They have fame, millions in the bank and, some, several divorces to their credit. For this reason, many artists today choose a low profile at the time of the conquest. From the happily separated (or not so much) to those chronically unlucky in love, famous singles are making their own way in their love lives under their own rules, and away from the cameras and the public.
While some of these familiar faces may be in relationships that have so far been overlooked by paparazzi, others are fully embracing life alone. From Brad Pitt and his ex-wives, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, to Tom Cruise, little or nothing is known about how they spend their days within these days of confinement.
After his divorce from Angelina Jolie that ended in early 2019 after several of a harsh court battle, Pitt has been legally single since then and appears to be focusing on his acting career. In his best professional moment and with an Oscar to his credit, the 56-year-old interpreter chooses not to show himself to anyone at high-profile events in Hollywood. However, Pitt may not be as alone as the press leads him to believe, but rather trying to have a low-key relationship and away from the flashes of paparazzi. Since November of last year, the Oklahoma actor has been accompanied by the young actress Alia Shawkat. Despite the fact that they try to keep their appointments with total discretion, some photographs of their meetings end on social networks. The new love of the star shares a profession with him, but Shawkat is not an artist by name known worldwide as Brad’s previous couples such as Jolie or Jennifer Aniston. She is 31 years old and dedicated to independent cinema, where she is considered by many to be a reference. When she is not acting, she is a lover of painting, like the actor, and of jazz. Also, she is known for her work on the comedy “Arrested Development”.
In these times of social isolation from the coronavirus pandemic, Pitt spends his days at his mansion in Los Feliz, California, and receives a daily visit from Shawkat, who was photographed leaving the star’s residence last week.
Alia lives just 10 minutes away from the Hollywood icon. It has been claimed that she inspires her work in painting and that “she has been by his side in his art studio, helping him with projects.” They met in 2019 through mutual friends.
Pitt joked about being single since he separated from Jolie in 2016, even saying that winning awards was good for his Tinder profile. Apparently, it was all about a great performance to mislead the media and experience this romance in private.
Charlize Theron, who has been in several serious relationships, has been single for years. The South African actress, the mother of two adopted children, told Glamor magazine in October 2019 that she never wanted to get married and fulfil social mandates. “I have been single for 10 years. I am surprisingly available,” said the interpreter of “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and Oscar winner for “Monster” (2004). However, she recognizes that she wants to find a partner but that it is not an easy task. Even, previously she had already commented, the men are afraid of her because “you have to be brave to sit in front of me.” Part of his personality is also revealed by her words, since Speaking of a decade without a partner, she immediately removes Sean Penn from her records, from whom she separated in 2015.
Previously, she had a relationship with interpreters Alexander Skarsgård and Stuart Townsend. In 2018, in fact, she was romantically linked to Brad Pitt, after they shared the production of a commercial, but was denied by the actress.
Jon Hamm has never been married, although he had a relationship of almost 20 years with actress Jennifer Westfeldt, which ended in 2015 and with whom he had no children. Although the breakup was on good terms, the remembered Don Draper of “Mad Men” has not been very satisfied with his new marital status, to the point of confessing to InStyle magazine in 2017: “After being with your partner for so long, being alone again is not easy. At this time I discovered that in reality, singleness sucks,” he said.
Since then, one of Hollywood’s undisputed sex symbols has never shown up with a new love. In recent times there are rumours that he would be dating an ex-girlfriend of his friend, Ben Affleck. It would be Lindsay Shookus, the successful producer of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) program. Hamm, 48, and Shookus, 39, were photographed spending time together in New York, but it’s not official at the moment.
After her marriage to actor Justin Theroux ended in 2017 after two years of marriage, Jennifer Aniston remained single and in a television appearance in October 2019 said that “she is not dating anyone and that she was not looking forward to either.“ Despite the wishes of fans of the actress to return to the arms of Brad Pitt, the star turned the page. Both the actress and Pitt say they are “good friends” and nothing more. Aniston is known for being close to her former couples – on Instagram, for example, follow and comment on posts by Theroux and musician John Mayer, whom she dated in 2008.
Official partner does not have, or at least that’s what she says, but photos of the actress were leaked very well accompanied earlier this year. She was portrayed spending a few relaxing days on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico, together with film director Will Speck, 50, with whom she had already been seen on other occasions. Aniston and Speck met in “Office Christmas Party”, a comedy that was a complete failure in the cinema.
“This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia has never been married, although he has had several high-profile relationships with Alexis Bledel, star of “Gilmore Girls,” and Hayden Panettiere, known for her work on the “Heroes” series. Ventimiglia, 43, chooses to go alone or accompanied by his mother when he attends a Hollywood awards ceremony. On his social networks there are no signs that he is in a relationship, however, some recent photos of him in Los Angeles would leave doubts about his apparent bachelorhood. He was caught in the middle of a date with Diane Guerrero, 33, one of the actresses of “Orange Is The New Black.” Before Guerrero, he was dating Kelly Egarian, the marketing coordinator for designer Stella McCartney. The couple made their first public appearance at the Emmys 2017, though they didn’t walk the red carpet together. “Never do it again,” was her response to what she learned from lovingly relating to coworkers.
Jolie has been single since she separated from Brad Pitt in 2016. So far, both have been associated with other people. However, they have never made it official. The separation between the two Hollywood megastars was anything but amicable. At first it was said that the drop that spilled the glass was a strong altercation of Brad with one of his children during a private flight. Brad’s addiction to alcohol was later said to have been a trigger for their breakup, and Angelina’s legal team went on to claim that Pitt was not meeting his monetary obligations in supporting the six children. Brad was not silent and he assured that he had paid the expenses of his children and also lent money to his ex to buy the mansion where they currently live in Los Angeles. The actress has recognized that this time has not been easy for her: “I am like anybody and especially these last years have not been the easiest, that draws all the strength I have and reminds me that I can be strong.”
Last year, according to various sources in Hollywood, rumours began to circulate that Jolie and Colin Farrell were in a relationship. It was said that during the premiere of the movie “Dumbo” in Los Angeles, the actress attended the event accompanied by her four youngest children to support the actor who played Holt Farrier in the film directed by Tim Burton. But it was never confirmed if there really was anything between them.
The 44-year-old Oscar winner has recognized that singleness is not a state she chose. “There is nothing that I like. It is not something I wanted,” said Jolie, who stressed that there is no positive side to being without a partner, quite the opposite. “I love being a mother. What is missing is the time to find myself.”
Bradley Cooper married Jennifer Espositio in 2006, and five months later they divorced. On one occasion, the actress stated that Cooper “was arrogant and a master of manipulation.” On her separation, she said that “it was abrupt and cruel, with the callousness I expected of him.” The director also has a three-year-old daughter with the Russian top model Irina Shayk, from whom he separated in June 2019 in the media of rumors of a possible romance of the actor with Lady Gaga,with whom he co-starred in “A Star is born”. He is currently single and the paparazzi have not yet obtained any photo of the star in the company of some mysterious woman. The only images there are so far are those of the 45-year-old interpreter enjoying his role as father of his eldest daughter Lea de Seine.
Tom Cruise married Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, and divorced from the three of them. Fans are captivated by the artist’s personal life. Unlike today’s celebrities who expose every detail of his life on social media, Cruise is extremely jealous of his intimacy, especially after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. Since he separated from the mother of his daughter Suri, with whom he has had no contact for years, the actor has never been seen again on any official couple on the red carpet. He does not attend the Hollywood awards and the premieres of his films, he goes alone, despite the fact that he has two more children, the result of his marriage to Nicole Kidman. The 57-year-old protagonist of “Impossible Mission” also had sounded romances with the Spanish Penélope Cruz and the Colombian Sofía Vergara. Various American media claim that his permanent state of singleness is due to the actor’s desire to remain committed to Scientology.
Selena Gomez is single by choice and in no rush. Last month, the singer released her single “Boyfriend” and told how special that song is and it’s meaning. “Boyfriend is a joyous theme about falling and rising again over and over in love, but also knowing that you don’t need anyone but yourself to be happy.” She also took the opportunity to clarify that the new material has no relationship with anyone in particular and, on the contrary, talks about loving oneself: “I want to make it clear that a boyfriend is not close to my list of priorities.”
The singer had several public romances (The Weeknd, Zedd, Nick Jonas) but without a doubt her love story with Justin Bieber was the strongest for the artist, 27 years old. They began dating in 2011 and separated definitively in March 2018. In a recent interview, Gomez confessed that she suffered emotional abuse from her ex-partner. “I feel like I was the victim of certain abuses,” she said. A few days ago, Gomez was romantically related to fashion actor Timothée Chalamet, whom she met during the filming of Woody Allen’s latest movie, “A Rainy Day in New York,” in 2019. Chalamet is newly separated from Lily-Rose Depp, the actress daughter of Johnny Depp and former model Vanessa Paradis.