"Thank U, Next" will probably wind up in the dictionary. Not many splits have been summed up as well as Ariana Grande's 2018 breakup from Pete Davidson, but Ari isn't alone. Come to think of it, a lot of major faces are single right now.
Selena Gomez is single. So is Jennifer Aniston. Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are no more and ditto Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka. Cardi B and Offset might be attempting to reconcile, but they had their #Quit moment.
Much like that girl you knew from high school who married her sweetheart and is now raising three kids, some celebs come with a #LongTerm. Victoria Beckham is inching her way towards 20 years of marriage with David Beckham. Blake Lively, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and Jada Pinkett-Smith have all been with their man for a while.
Some women just won't settle down. Whether they tried over and over with the same guy, dated every guy in Hollywood or spent some time signing divorce papers, here are 16 celeb ladies who just won't settle down (plus 4 who are #MarriageGoals).
20 Ariana Grande: Literally, "Thank U, Next"
You'd need to be living on planet Mars not to know about the Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split. On the off-chance you are an alien, here's what happened.
Ari said, "I'm marrying him, 100 percent" about Pete, a guy she'd been crushing over for ages, as Mirror reports. They dated for 24 days, got engaged, then it all went a bit "Thank U, Next." Ari's relationship history doesn't need Googling. That's what the songs are for.
"I know they say I move on too fast" is something Ari even admits in her lyrics.
At the age of 25, Ariana has dated Ricky Alvarez, Big Sean, Mac Miller, plus her whirlwind engagement to Pete (now her ex).
19 Taylor Swift: Moves On Swiftly
Taylor Swift doesn't half go through them quickly. On the plus side, for every breakup Tay-Tay goes through, we get another epic song.
"12 Relationships And Their Songs" was Billboard's 2017 article on, yes, the many relationships of Taylor Swift.
With famous faces like Joe Jonas, Zac Efron, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston, Taylor dates high-profile. "I Knew You Were Trouble" was written after splitting with Harry Styles. Whatever it was Taylor did in "Look What You Made Me Do," it wasn't settling down. We'll give Joe Alwyn a chance, though.
18 Jennifer Aniston: America's Sweetheart Is Single At 49
In August 2018, In Style had to remind us that Jennifer Aniston is "doing just fine." The original American sweetheart seems to have wound up in a bit of a #Heartbreak cycle– 2018 brought Jen's total divorces to two.
Yes, there was the Brad Pitt era (and we all thought it would last). In 2005, Angelina Jolie took over that side of things. At the age of 49, Friends's most famous face is single once again.
Jen's exes? Aside from Justin Theroux and Brad Pitt, Glamour lists Vince Vaughn, John Mayer, Adam Duritz, Tate Donovan, Paul Rudd and a rumoured fling with Orlando Bloom.
17 Demi Lovato: A New Man, But The Boyfriend Footprint Is Long
With Metro's report that Demi spent a New Year's getaway with her new boyfriend, Henry Levy, it's nice to see this woman happy. Her super-new relationship was confirmed via Henry's Instagram story– the video clearly shows Demi getting cozy with him.
Demi's most recent ex, Wilmer Valderrama, "doesn't approve" of Henry, Girlfriend reports. Doesn't look like Wilmer has much choice.
Very much a girl who doesn't settle, Demi's previous guys include Wilmer Valderrama, Cody Linley, Alex DeLeon, Miley Cyrus' older brother, Trace, plus Joe Jonas. At least, that's MSN's summary.
16 Kourtney Kardashian: Age Is Just A Number
Kourtney Kardashian is giving us the biggest #Rebound vibes ever. 2018 threw us a major breakup from this girl, as Kourt and her much younger boyfriend Younes Bendjima called it quits. Kourt is 39, while Younes is now 25. This Kardashian's new guy? Luka Sabbat (who is 21). People reports a source saying,
"It makes her good to have these [attractive] young guys who are interested in her."
For KUWTK fans, Scott Disick will always be Kourt's true love. While these two are parents to three kids, Kourtney never married Scott (and she certainly didn't settle with him).
15 Rihanna: Always Kinda Single
Rihanna hasn't thrown us major relationship headlines for a while. Then again, RiRi doesn't have time for guys– dumping her billionaire boyfriend in 2018 came with a "tired of men" headline from Metro.
"It is lonely, but I have so much work to do that I get distracted. I get [scared] of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone completely faithful and loyal when I can't even give them 10 percent of the attention they need,"
Rihanna told Vanity Fair. RiRi is now in her 30s. Settled? Nope. Her exes include Drake and Leonardo DiCaprio, The Mirror reports, but this girl always seems single.
14 Cardi B: Splitting With Offset After A Baby Is Hardly Settling
Remember that this isn't about who has dated the most guys. It's about those ladies who just aren't settling. If anything in life points towards the right time to settle, it's a baby. Probably why Cardi B and Offset were married before welcoming Kulture Kiari in 2018. Cardi announced her split from Offset as them "[falling] out of love."
"We are really good friends and business partners– you know he's always somebody that I run and talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other,"
Cosmo reported about Cardi's Instagram story. The magazine is now reporting an attempted reconciliation.
13 Victoria Beckham: Four Babies, Approaching 20 Years Of Marriage
Talk about marriage goals. With careers that can easily have them at opposite ends of the earth from one another, Victoria and David Beckham are now in their 18th year of marriage. Their four kids, Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz and Harper are now celebs in their own right.
"If I was really as miserable as I look in my paparazzi pictures, my children wouldn't be as happy as they are. And I certainly wouldn't be married anymore,"
Victoria told Vogue, as W Magazine reports. True, true.
12 Kendall Jenner: Keeping Her Options Open
And we wonder why Kendall Jenner looks so bemused! Kendall is the highest-paid supermodel in the world, Forbes reports. She's currently dating Ben Simmons (although they're super discreet). Nobody can really tell if it's serious, though.
Ben Simmons joins basketball exes Blake Griffin and Jordan Clarkson, Elite Daily reports. The musicians were Harry Styles and the media outlets link to Justin Bieber. As to not settling, well, Kendall was making headlines with Gigi Hadid's brother, Anwar in 2018.
11 Scarlett Johansson: Doesn't Think Monogamy Is "Natural"
Scarlett Johansson has earned her right to a power suit (and a power walk). The Avengers actress is set to earn $15 million from a standalone Black Widow movie, Bizjournals reports. Her relationships? They're less steady.
"I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it's a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful. I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person,"
Scarlett told Playboy, as Entertainment Tonight reports. The actress has been married to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac. At 34, ScarJo has a baby and a boyfriend (Colin Jost), but this girl doesn't appear to be the settling kind.
10 Blake Lively: All About The Monogamy Life
A small part of every girl wanted to take Blake Lively and give her a good shake when these pics surfaced. How a girl can be a) this beautiful, b) married to Ryan Reynolds, c) have his babies and d) also be a style queen, we'll never know.
Blake married Ryan Reynolds in 2012. Flaunting for the paparazzi isn't their style, although this Hollywood Walk of Fame occasion saw them deliver it, #GenuineStyle.
"We've each given up stuff we loved in order to not work at the same time," Blake told Glamour about making their marriage work.
9 Jenelle Evans: Married Since 2017, But The Exes Left Their Mark
Teen Mom stars tend not to come with the world's fanciest getup. They're regular moms who drive regular cars (and yes, it's mostly for getting groceries). Jenelle Evans is the Teen Mom star who appears to have found love, but it didn't come at the first try.
In 2017, Jenelle married David Eason. The couple's child was born eight months before their wedding. Jenelle has her exes, though.
In 2014, Jenelle divorced Courtland Rogers. "Doomed for trouble since they said: I do," Hollywood Life reported. Jenelle was also engaged to Nathan Griffin. Marriage goals? Not yet. Jenelle is closer to "not settling." Here's hoping her marriage works.
8 Paris Hilton: Engagement Split, The $2 Million Ring Is "Mine"
Paris Hilton's entourage has moved on. Nicole Richie is settled with kids. Kim Kardashian (once Paris's stylist) is married to Kanye West with whom she has four kids. The only one who hasn't settled? Paris, it seems.
In 2018, Paris broke off her engagement to Chris Zylka. When The Daily Mail reported that Paris is "keeping" the ring, they took her words to TMZ for their quote– "it's mine," Paris said.
Paris Hilton is now 37 years old. Sure, she's rich. Her DJ sets can earn her $1 million a pop, The Guardian reports. Still, this hotel heiress and walking Barbie is single.
7 Selena Gomez: Maybe Bieber Was Her "One"
Justin Bieber's whirlwind marriage to Hailey Baldwin has almost made us forget about Selena Gomez. Please. Like we'd ever forget this girl. Selena hasn't had it easy. With time away from the spotlight to heal herself, Selena has been regaining her strength.
Bieber's commitment issues "broke Selena's heart," Hollywood Life reports. To think this girl writes songs called "The Heart Wants What It Wants."
Selena's romances include The Weeknd, Samuel Krost, Zedd, plus rumoured flings with Orlando Bloom and Niall Horan, Pop Sugar reports. Selena seems like the kind of girl who wants to settle. Where's the right guy?
6 Lucy Hale: Admits Jumping "From Relationship To Relationship"
Lucy Hale is the Life Sentence star who found herself front-page news in 2018. While filming with her co-star and then-boyfriend Riley Smith continues, the relationship has come to an end.
"I've sort of jumped from relationship to relationship and I'm not at the point in my life where I'm allowing myself to date people without getting attached," Lucy told Teen Vogue.
Lucy has been linked to Adam Pitts, Chris Zylka, Anthony Kalabretta, plus her co-star, Riley. With Us Magazine's report of Lucy celebrating Valentine's Day with Riley, this girl clearly has a romantic streak. She isn't the type to settle, though.
5 Blac Chyna: We Can't Keep Up With Her
Blac Chyna is rarely caught off-guard. This model and entrepreneur mostly knows what she's doing, even if the result is being a baby momma to two separate daddies. Chyna has a child with Tyga, plus her daughter Dream (shared with her former fiancé and Rob & Chyna star, Rob Kardashian).
Chyna recently announced that she's dating Kid Buu. At the age of only 30, Chyna could be settled, but it doesn't seem to be her style.
People lists Chyna's exes to include Tyga, YBN Almighty, Mechie and Playboi Carti. This girl 100% lands herself on the "won't settle" side of this list.
4 Lily Collins: "Open To New Experiences"
Lily Collins is an actress whose fame 100% came from talent. Well, that and those natural good looks. In 2018, The Daily Mail was reporting another split for Lily– the newspaper described her relationship with Jamie Campbell as "on-off."
While these two dated on and off from 2012 onwards, according to Zimbio, Lily hasn't settled.
Lily's advice to girls is to be "open to anything. Be open to new experiences, be open to the idea that it may take longer than you want," as Seventeen reports. Well, at least she's honest.
3 Miley Cyrus: We Waited 10 Years For This #Goals
Not many people can be #JustMarried and already be pulling off #MarriageGoals. It's a level of prestige that's reserved for a select few, but Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have already earned their place here.
"10 years later" was the caption to Miley's Instagram update of her secret wedding to Liam. The couple got married in a hush-hush Tennessee wedding on December 26, 2018.
Miley was first engaged to Liam in 2012, Cosmo reports. While the road for these two didn't lead straight to the aisle, it was worth the wait.
2 Charlize Theron: Has Her Own Set Of Priorities
Something about Charlize Theron's face here is saying "don't poke around my business." Unfortunately though, when you're an Oscar-winning actress and Hollywood A-Lister, that's exactly what's going to happen.
"I went on a date maybe, like a month ago," Charlize told Howard Stern in 2017, as Jezebel reports. She described the guy as "a really cool dude." There's a difference between dinner with a cool dude and settling, though.
Charlize has two adopted children. Her relationship history includes dating Sean Penn, Alexander Skarsgard, Craig Bierko, Stephan Jenkins, Stuart Townsend and Keanu Reeves, Bustle reports. It's #Single though, for this 43-year-old.
1 Beyoncé: Met JAY-Z In 1997, #Married, Literally "Crazy In Love"
No-one in music can top Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The couple who penned "Crazy In Love" is the walking symbol of their lyrics, and they first met when Beyoncé was just 18. Speaking to Oprah, Bey said:
"We were on the phone for a year and a half," as Insider reports. They were friends before they went on dates, which gives us the feels.
These two married in 2008. Over ten years later, they're parents to Blue Ivy, plus twins, Rumi and Sir.
References: Mirror, Glamour, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Hollywood Life