With the string of horrible stories that have come out over the last few weeks (Weinergate, The Love Governator, etc.), we can't blame anyone who is leery of the institution of marriage. But there seems to be a shift in society in general when it comes to thoughts about marriage and monogamy and whether or not these things are really necessary in modern times. As a matter of fact, for the first time ever, non-married people outnumbered married couples in the 2010 census count. Clearly there is a groundswell of anti-marriage momentum happening in the United States.
Marriage also seems to be less and less important for some Latinas, including these celebs, who either straight out reject the notion of being with someone for the rest of your life altogether, or have found domestic bliss in other forms. Check out some of our favorite chicas who have said "No" to marriage and tell us what you think: Is marriage dead?
1. Non-Marriage: Eva Mendes
Relationship Status: Dating long-time boyfriend George Augusto
Eva Mendes isn’t too fond of the institution of marriage – and is very frank about it. The Cuban-American star has been in a relationship with producer George Augusto for nine years, recently said she hasn’t walked down the aisle because, “Marriage is very old-fashioned. Old-fashioned bad…Everybody’s relationship is so different,” the 37-year-old actress continued. “When you’re 20 it’s different from 25 or 30. It depends on the time of your life…”
2. Non-Marriage: Daisy Fuentes
Relationship Status: Single or maybe dating Luis Miguel. Engaged to Matthew Goss
Daisy Fuentes was engaged to Matt Goss on her 36th birthday in 2002. The two were planning a small, intimate wedding at the time, but it never transpired. Fuentes, 45, said in an interview back in 2003, “There's no big rush – we're living together.” But eventually the couple broke up amid allegations that Daisy cheated on her British pop star beau with her old flame Luis Miguel. “We had a long and loving relationship,” said Goss. “This came as a shock especially when you think you really know someone.”
3. Non-Marriage: Shakira
Relationship Status: Dating Gerard Pique, engaged to Antonio de la Rua for 10 years
After an engagement that spanned almost a decade, Shakira and ex-fiancé Antonio de la Rúa called it quits. Throughout their long engagement, the 34-year-old singer entertained no plans of actually getting married. Shaki once said of their relationship, “We’re very united as a couple and I don’t see how we could be any closer by signing a piece of paper…I like to think of myself as his eternal girlfriend,” she said. That status was short of eternal, because now, Shakira is with FC Barcelona star, Gerard Pique, who just may share her views on marriage, being that he’s ten years younger that the colombiana.
4. Non-Marriage: Cameron Diaz
Relationship Status: Dating Alex Rodriguez
Cameron Diaz has said on many occasions that marriage has not been important to her. The 38-year-old Hollywood actress, whose on-again, off-again relationship with Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez has been subject to continuously swirling rumors, shared her sentiments on marriage recently with Cosmopolitan Magazine. “I believe we are with who we’re supposed to be when we’re supposed to be with them,” she said. Diaz admitted that she is concerned that if she tries to “lock someone down,” she will end up missing out on “all possibilities of what could be.”
5. Non-Marriage: Constance Marie
Relationship Status: Engaged to Kent Katich
Constance Marie, 46, has been engaged to her fiancé Kent Katich for over a decade, the couple have a baby girl named Luna. Marie has shared her thoughts on marriage before, saying: “I think marriage is a wonderful thing, and I believe in it.” But just this week the Switched at Birth star told us, "My thing is, if it ain't broke don't fix it. We've been together 15 years; we love each other and nobody's that bitter yet. If Luna ever insisted we got married we might do it for her. I do believe that it's working, so I just want to keep it working—I'm more interested in having a relationship that lasts long and I don’t care what the label is.”