Being single can either be a personal choice or a severe consequence from atrocious dating skills. For plenty of celebrities, dating seems to come easy for them. From fellow celebs to a legion of devoted fans, there are plenty of fish in the sea for many of our favorite stars. There are some out there, however, that either have a very rough time in the relationship game or simply want to put all of their attention on perfecting their craft and making it to the top. We take a look at 14 celebs that are single for one reason or another.
14) Selena Gomez
Singer Selena Gomez’s romance with Justin Bieber lasted from 2011 to 2014, and fans of both artists hope they’ll find a way back together. Unfortunately, Gomez isn’t in the mood for another relationship. After some needed time alone after canceling her 2016 world tour due to lupus, the Texan wants to be surrounded by friends and family.
13) Halle Berry
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry was involved with several big names in her career, including two-time World Series champion David Justice and Grammy nominated singer Eric Benét. With her recent divorce from her third husband Olivier Martinez, the star has been taking it easy and spending time with her two children.
12) James Franco
Over the years, James Franco has been rumored to be in relationships with Erin Johnson and Lana del Rey, but the California native, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the 2011 film “127 Hours,” has admitted that he’s really shy when it comes to the ladies.
11) Shay Mitchell
Unlike her character on the hit TV series “Pretty Little Liars,” Shay Mitchell hasn’t been much of a dating type. In 2014, she broke up with rapper Drake’s cousin Ryan Silverstein. While she was recently seen with Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler on a date, she’s happy living the single life.
10) Michael B. Jordan
Actor Michael B. Jordan has gained significant praise for his work in “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station.” With so many accolades to his name, the women have been lining up to date him, but the California native told GQ Magazine he has sworn off women in his 20s while focusing on his acting career.
9) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron has been in high profile relationships with Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins and actor Stuart Townsend, but one month after her break up with actor Sean Penn in June 2015, the South African native decided to put the dating life hold to adopt her second child named August.
8) Chris Martin
Coldplay singer Chris Martin tried to bounce back from his split from Gwyneth Paltrow with Jennifer Lawrence and Annabelle Wallis, but lately, he’s been busy focusing on his band’s touring schedule in support of their 2015 studio album “A Head Full of Dreams,” which included a performance at Super Bowl 50.
7) Jared Leto
Whether he’s rocking out on stage with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars or gaining critical acclaim for his work in films like “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Requiem for a Dream,” Jared Leto doesn’t have a lot of time on his hands for a relationship. The only major relationship in his life was with actress Cameron Diaz from 2000 to 2003.
6) Justin Bieber
After his break up with Selena Gomez, singer Justin Bieber was seen around town with Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia, but the Canadian recently stated that his intense touring schedule keeps him from having a legit relationship. He also stated that it can get lonely being on the road at times.
5) Emilia Clarke
While she was chosen as Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015, Emilia Clarke, who is best known for the role of Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones,” simply wants to relax when it comes to getting into a relationship. In 2012, she dated “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, but they broke up after six months.
4) Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling broke onto the scene with her portrayal of Kelly Kapoor on “The Office.” This was where she met her on-again, off-again boyfriend B.J. Novak. She has been dating here and there, but she hasn’t been able to find the one that will stick around yet.
3) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has dated some of the most astonishingly beautiful women in the world, but the Hollywood native has been pretty busy with trying to help the environment to really settle down. In 1998, he founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and he has since become a United Nations representative on climate change.
2) John Mayer
Grammy nominated singer John Mayer has dated some of the biggest names out there, including Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Jessica Simpson. With his recent break up occurring in 2015, the Connecticut native has been looking for his new lady, but for some reason, he has a hard time finding her.
Platinum-selling singer Rihanna has been linked to baseball player Matt Kemp and rapper Drake in the past, but the artist is too busy with her hectic music career to focus on dating. With performances around the world and acting roles ahead of her, it’s going to take the right kind of person to sweep her off of her feet.
While many of these folks are currently in the singles game, they shouldn’t feel horrible about their situation; a little over half of the population are single, and a majority of them are staying that way until their careers are stable. With some luck, they will eventually find someone that can fill that missing piece of their life. The real test is whether or not these celebs can find eternal happiness with their significant other. If not, they’ll wind up back to where they started, but for some, living the single life is what’s best for them.