The iconic actress revealed that although she has a lot of male friends, she hasn't been on a date in about 35 years. Keaton has dated some high-profile male celebs before that.
She's smart, she's gorgeous, she's among the most renowned actresses in Hollywood, and she is totally one of a kind. Simply put, she's the catch of the century. While she has dated some high profile names in the industry back in the day, legendary actress Diane Keaton claims she hasn't been on a date in almost 35 years. The 73-year-old actress, who is well-known for her out-of-the-box fashion sense, opened up about her love life in a recent interview where she spilled the beans on her happily single life.
Speaking to InStyle about her personal life, the Father of The Bride star was quite candid about her love life, or lack thereof. When asked whether she gets asked out often, Keaton replied with a laugh, "Never. All right? Let’s just get that straight. That one’s important. I haven’t been on a date in, I would say, 35 years. No dates." As for if she would like to get back to the dating scene, the actress simply stated, "I have a lot of male friends. I have a lot of friends, but no dates. No mwah-mwah."
Keaton's recent revelation comes on the heels of another candid interview she gave earlier this year where she admitted that she'd never wanted to be a wife. Speaking to PEOPLE in May, the Book Club star claimed she has never wanted to take on that role in her personal life as she didn't think she was built for it. "Today I was thinking about this. I'm 73 and I think I'm the only one in my generation and maybe before who has been a single woman all her life."
The actress insisted that she has a unique personality that wouldn't suit marriage and that growing older hasn't changed that about her. "I think that I'm strange. I don't know anything, and I haven't learned. Getting older hasn't made me wiser," she reflected. Keaton, who dated some of the most notable male celebrities in Hollywood, including Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino among others, also clarified that her single status isn't something she regrets.
Diane Keaton and Al Pacino share a joke while waiting to film a New York street scene on The Godfather, 1972. pic.twitter.com/hiraqf14uQ— Channing Thomson (@CHANNINGPOSTERS) December 1, 2017
"[I'm not sad] because I think that I needed more of a maternal aspect. I don't think it would have been a good idea for me to have married, and I'm really glad I didn't, and I'm sure they're happy about it, too," she said. Explaining her thoughts about the matter further, Keaton insisted that there is "something missing in me," and that she lacks the "nurturing" qualities that a husband would expect and require. "I'm an oddball," she added.
In fact, the actress revealed that she has dreamt about being married someday, not even when she was a young girl. Recounting an incident from her past, she said, "I remember one day in high school, this guy came up to me and said, 'One day you’re going to make a good wife.' And I thought, 'I don't want to be a wife. No.'" While she doesn't harbor any regrets about her love life, Keaton does think that she perhaps shouldn't have gone for famous actors in the past.
"When I was young, I was looking to be loved by these extraordinary people. I think I should not have been so seduced by talent. When you're both doing the same job, it's not so great. I should have found just a nice human being, kind of a family guy," she said. Things did work out for the actress at the end of the day though, as to this day she remains a prominent figure in this fickle-minded industry and has a fulfilling family life with her 23-year-old daughter Dexter and 18-year-old son Duke.
Speaking of what a typical day in her life looks like, the actress said, "I get up really early. I feed the dog, and I get the food for the horses [her neighbor's across the street]. I feed them and I come back. Then I hit it over there [points to her office]. I always have work to do, and I love it. So the morning is my favorite time because it sets the tone for what the day’s going to be and what I'm going to do and how I'm going to manage."