Celebrity couples are adorable, and most times we just want to live vicariously through their glamorous relationships (*swoon*). While certain celebrities are totally open about their personal lives and spill the TEA on their partners – both past and present – other celebs are super tight-lipped about their love lives and either stay mum or play coy when it comes to answering questions about their S.O.
Here are 17 celebrities who are the most private about their love life:
17. Lili Reinhart
This Riverdale star has been linked to her co-star Cole Sprouse, and the two have even been spotted going on romantic getaways with each other. But in an interview with Seventeen, Lili Reinhart opened up about her decision to keep her love life out of the public eye. “My relationships are between me and whomever I’m with, not between me and the world.” Preach, girl! We wish nothing but happiness and lots of love for this blonde beauty – but NGL we kinda want the deets on the IRL Bughead relationship. Maybe eventually we’ll get them? Only time will tell!
16. Cole Sprouse
Despite his and Lili Reinhart’s romantic dates in Mexico, Paris, Hawaii, and more, Cole Sprouse is also staying silent when asked to confirm romance rumors (are they even rumors anymore, tbh?). On several occasions, he’s said “no comment” when directly positioned with a question about his co-star. In an interview with People, he added, “Going to college made me realize you have to have real spaces of privacy and you have to establish those early.” We’re praying that the happy couple stays together forever because we can’t help but squeal at adorable photos of them together – even if they won’t talk about it.
15. Julia Roberts
This beloved actress traded in her life of being in the public eye to one of seclusion and serenity with her husband and children. Julia Roberts has been married to cameraman Danny Moder since 2002, and despite staying together for a record number of years in Hollywood, the two rarely make public appearances together or discuss their relationship. Perhaps that’s the key to their success? She’d previously had high-profile relationships with Dylan McDermott, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liam Neeson, the first two to whom she was engaged, so taking a step back from the glitz and glam of Tinseltown romance seems to have done her right.
14. Eva Mendes
Although Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been an item for nearly seven years, little is known about their private life and family situation with their two young daughters. The two are rarely caught out in public together, whether it be on the red carpet or running daily errands. The two almost never speak about their relationship, except when Eva opened up about raising her two girls as bilingual in an interview with People Chica.
13. Ryan Gosling
Despite his strict silence on his relationship with Eva Mendes, make no mistake: Ryan Gosling loves his lady and his growing family. When he won a Golden Globe in 2017, he lovingly thanked “his lady” and “sweetheart” for all she’d done to help him (AWWW!). Back in 2016, he gave a rare glimpse into his life with Eva and their daughters: “It’s heaven. It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels.” Be still, our hearts.
12. Cameron Diaz
Although Cameron Diaz has been married to Benji Madden for nearly three years (!) the starlet doesn’t really speak about her wedded bliss and domestic life. Despite years of being pretty open about her personal lifestyle, Diaz has mellowed out since she settled down. Every once in a while she shares sneak peeks from her private life on Instagram, but for the most part, fans are left in the dark.
11. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has been in quite a few high-profile relationships, but she’s never been one to talk much about her S.O. in public. She’s offered an explanation as to why she likes to keep her love life behind closed doors, telling The Sunday Times, “I wasn’t hiding anything […] I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.” She continued, “I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world.” It’s true; she was one-half of the world’s most famous celebrity couple while dating Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. Then when she was involved in a cheating scandal, it was even worse. Her romances seem to be a lot more low-key these days, though she’s currently dating model Stella Maxwell.
10. Kerry Washington
Despite having a husband and two children, Kerry Washington is known for keeping quiet about her private life. In an interview with Glamour, Kerry said: “I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life.” Kerry is so mum about her love life that when it was announced she got married a few years ago, many didn’t even know she had a boyfriend. The ultimate plot-twist!
9. Nicole Richie
Her hubby Joel Madden often posts intimate family photos featuring his stunning wife, but Nicole Richie, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. The fashion designer and (former?) socialite never really talks about her relationship with her husband publicly.. .which leaves us vying for more details on their super-sweet romance. They seem like the ultimate odd-couple, but something about it just WORKS.
8. Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is now a wife and mamma, but she shares little info with the public about her home life. She even married her husband, Marco Perego in a top-secret ceremony! She’s been with Marco since 2013, but before that, she dated Bradley Cooper and Keith Britton.
7. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been known for her under-the-radar romances over the years even though she’s been linked to quite a few A-listers including Jude Law, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hayden Christensen, and Andy Samberg. She eventually married Benjamin Milliped in 2012, and the two are parents to a son named Aleph and a daughter named Amalia. When asked about sharing her life on social media, she said: “It feels like the last thing you want to do. It’s so much unwanted interest in your privacy that you don’t want to invite anyone.”
Despite letting us in on the intimate details of her love life via her music, the songstress has long remained silent on being with her beau Simon Konecki. Wondering why she’s so quiet? A source confessed to People that Adele “prefers a quiet life away from the spotlight.” We can respect that, especially since we get a peek behind-the-curtain with her personal (and relatable) music.
5. George Clooney
Long known for being the world’s hottest bachelor, George Clooney has finally settled down. He even found a partner who likes to keep her personal life as much on the DL as he does! In one of the few moments he publicly gushed about his wife, he said, “Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.” We’re not crying, you are! This couple is #goals, and we don’t need a bunch of PDA to know it.
4. Allison Williams
Allison Williams married longtime beau Ricky Van Ween back in 2015 in a top-secret wedding, but are we the only ones who somehow had no idea that she was off-the-market? “One of the most special things about the wedding was that it was actually very personal and very private,” she said to Page Six. “It was something that mattered to me in a sense of just wanting it to feel really intimate, and to feel like an experience that we shared as a family and with our closest friends.” So, @Allison, did our invite get lost in the mail…?
3. Meryl Streep
Everyone loves Meryl Streep, but very little is known about her life with husband Don Grummer. They’ve been married since 1978 (a lasting marriage pretty much unheard of in Hollywood). But despite accompanying her to many events over the years, we know basically nothing about their top-secret life together. Meryl is a household name, but many probably wouldn’t know who “Don Grummer” even is if they announced him at an awards show!
2. Hilarie Burton
The One Tree Hill star is married to The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but although they’re insanely adorable, they’re also very hush-hush about their romance. The two have had a son and a daughter, in 2010 and 2018 respectively, though not much is known about their bundles of joy. What we do know about this secretive duo is that the two met on a blind date with Jeffrey’s Supernatural co-star, Jensen Ackles and his wife (another OTH alum), and the couple owns a candy store with Paul Rudd and his wife! Here’s to hoping the two decide to share more of their fun stories so we can all enjoy them.
1. Kendall Jenner
Although it seems like the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star is an open book – she’s a reality star after all – Kendall Jenner is by far the most secretive Kar-Jen sister. The supermodel likes to keep certain things to herself, especially her love life. She revealed to Harper’s Bazaar that as long as she’s not engaged or married, she’s not going to talk about who she’s dating – mentioning that’s what sets her apart from her sisters. “There’s nothing long-term or serious like that in my life. If I’m not fully, fully in it with someone, why would I make it public to everyone else? If I don’t even know what it is, why would I let the world know?” RT, girl. Re-effin-tweet.