For actors, living life in the spotlight comes with the job. While a lot of celebs elect to share everything with their fans, whether it's their relationships, their children, and more, there are some who choose to try and live their lives as privately as possible, especially when it comes to their relationships.
So, below are 17 celebs who have elected to keep their relationship pretty private and what they've said about it:
1.First, Eva Mendes, who has been with Ryan Gosling since 2011, says its very important to them to keep their relationship and their daughters' lives private. In response to an Instagram comment about why she doesn't post about Ryan and their children, she wrote, "Hi! I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids. I'll talk about them, of course, with limits, but I won't post pictures of our daily life."
2.Dolly Parton has set very strict boundaries when it comes to her 57-year marriage to Carl Dean. Speaking about why she finds it important to keep their relationship private, she said, "I learned early on. And I think my mama told me when I was young, 'Always keep something back for you. You can give what you've got to give, but don't give it all away. Always keep something for you.'"
3.Robert Pattinson has elected to keep his relationship with Suki Waterhouse as private as possible. "If you let people in, it devalues what love is. If a stranger on the street asked you about your relationship, you’d think it extremely rude. If you put up a wall, it ends up better. I can’t understand how someone can walk down the street holding hands, and it’s the same as when I do it and a hundred people are taking your photo," Robert explained.
4.Recently, Zendaya opened up about trying to keep her relationship with Tom Holland pretty private, saying, "Parts of my life, I accept, are going to be public. I can't not be a person and live my life and love the person I love. But also, I do have control over what I choose to share. It’s about protecting the peace and letting things be your own but also not being afraid to exist."
5.Similarly, Tom Holland has talked about protecting his privacy with Zendaya. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tom said, "Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of and we want to keep as sacred as possible. We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it's our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers."
6.Kristen Stewart, who is engaged to writer Dylan Meyer, has discussed wanting to keep her relationship private. She explained, "Not because I felt ashamed of being openly gay but because I didn't like giving myself to the public, in a way. It felt like such thievery. This was a period of time when I was sort of cagey. Even in my previous relationships, which were straight, we did everything we could to not be photographed doing things — things that would become not ours."
7.Kerry Washington said because she was "super-sharey" early on in her career, it has made her more private when it came to her relationship with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. She explained, "There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn't have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they're in and you don't get to say, 'Oh, I want this for myself.'"
8.While Millie Bobby Brown has shared glimpses into her life with fiancé Jake Bongiovi, she's said when it comes to their upcoming wedding, she's electing to keep it as private as possible. When asked about sticking to her "privacy-first" approach for the wedding, Millie said, "Just because there are only so many moments in life that you get only once. And to have everyone's opinions and eyes looking at that just feels unnatural to me."
9.Ashton Kutcher, who is married to Mila Kunis, said he "learned the hard way how valuable privacy is," which is why he values his private life with Mila and their children so much. He continued, saying, "I've learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. And I am going to do everything in my power to have this relationship be private."
10.Since the beginning, Jessica Chastain has kept her relationship with her husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo away from her public life. Speaking about the need to keep her public and private life separate, she said in 2013, "Sometimes when someone [in the press] asks me about my dating status, I get really quiet about that because I want to protect it."
11.Zoë Kravitz said that she and Channing Tatum tried to keep their relationship a secret as long as they could in order to maintain some sense of normalcy. "You want to keep it sacred and private as long as you can. So that you don’t have to even think about what the world thinks about it," she revealed.
12.Lily Tomlin, who met her now-wife writer Jane Wagner in 1971, said she was never hiding her sexuality or relationship with Jane, but rather coveted their privacy as a couple. When asked about navigating her relationship in the '70s, Lily said, "I was never secretive, but people just didn't write about your sex life unless they really were kind of out to skewer you."
13.Issa Rae, who is married to Louis Diame, often talks about the importance of keeping her personal life private. "I would share so much of myself, of my friend group, [on social media] and it was fun because it felt like [it was] just among my friends. The more I started to seep out, the more I felt like people took ownership of me and my decisions and things that I did," she began. "That's just not something that sat right with me, and I found that I don't like to be the subject of conversations that I don't initiate. There's just something uncomfortable about that."
14.Rachel Weisz said that she and her husband Daniel Craig are very similar when it comes to wanting to keep their life off of social media. She's even said they never really understood how other celeb couples make their relationship part of their brand and have it be so public. Rachel added, "We’re just really crap at talking about our private lives."
15.Brenda Song talked about how she and fiancé Macaulay Culkin make it a point to not talk about their personal life in public when asked whether they've shared stories about being child actors.
16.Dakota Johnson, who has been dating Chris Martin since 2017, revealed that they have managed to keep their relationship as private as possible for so long because they value the time they spend together out of the public eye. She said, "We've been together for quite a while, and we go out sometimes, but we both work so much that it's nice to be at home and be cozy and private."
17.And finally, Jennifer Lawrence, who notably took several years away from acting and the spotlight, has rightfully remained pretty low-key when it comes to talking about her husband Cooke Maroney and their child. She wants to keep their life as private as possible, so much so, she hopes the topic doesn't come up in interviews.