13 empowering celebrity quotes on being single

‘I’m not alone! I’m with myself. And myself is fabulous.’

Words by Lizzie Lloyd-Wickens

Judging by our social media feeds, it’s easy to assume that everyone is pairing off, getting married and starting families – and for the single girls among us, it often feels like we’re getting left behind – missing out on something and not living life to the full.

Don’t panic. Here are 13 empowering quotes from our favourite A-List celebrities – women who see their singledom as a blessing rather than a curse. Prepare to feel empowered…

1. Eva Longoria
‘Some people said, “Oh. You don’t want to be alone.” And I said, “I’m not alone! I’m with myself. And myself is fabulous.”’

2. Jennifer Lawrence
‘I’m not a lonely person. I never feel lonely … It’s not a sad thing to be alone. I think what I was trying to get across was that I don’t feel a lack of something not being in a relationship. I don’t feel like there is an emotional void to be filled.’

3. Emilia Clarke
‘People keep asking me who I’m dating right now and the truth is…wait for it…no one. And that’s OK. I’m figuring out a lot of stuff right now. I think as a woman it’s in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves.’

4. Taylor Swift

‘I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you’re in love, or dating someone, you filter your life decisions through their eyes. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want.’


5. Halle Berry
‘The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I’m the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don’t have a cherry.’

6. Katy Perry
‘I’ve learnt I’m in a very modern fairytale, but I also know I don’t need the Prince Charming to have a happy ending. I can make the happy ending myself.’

7. Jennifer Lopez

‘I was waiting for Prince Charming. Everybody I met was going to be the guy I was going to spend my life with. And then you realize, “I’m strong, I’m my own keeper, my own savior.”’


8. Sophia Bush

‘I don’t think you can really, truly be the partner you want to be until you know on an absolute level that you are a complete person on your own. I think that’s something all women deserve to know. So many fairytales we read as children—and the love stories we watch on TV when we’re older—tell us that we’re not enough unless we have man. And it’s like, “No, homie! You can be a bonus when I have time for you in my life.”’

9. Mindy Kaling
‘In my 20s, I was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy… Now it’s almost the opposite. My work is so rewarding and I’m so self-centred about it that I’m kind of excited about not having to go home and ask someone about their day.’

10. Rihanna
‘Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work – but I will not give it to a man right now.’

11. Penelope Cruz
‘I think it will be better when I get involved with someone again, because I made this time for me. I haven’t really been single for a while, and I think it’s been good for me, to lose the fear to be like this.’

Penelope Cruz

12. Drew Barrymore
‘Sexual love is secondary to me right now. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life dedicating myself to love or the pursuit of love or the understanding of love. But for the last few years, my life just hasn’t been about that for me. It’s just not about the mother baggage. It’s not about the boy. It’s about something completely different, and it’s very refreshing. I’m trying to understand it and relish it.’

13. Khloe Kardashian
‘I think being single is really healthy for people. I think people who go from one relationship to another, I don’t know if they have a healing process or known what went wrong or how to better themselves.’

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