Diane Keaton had many romantic relationships but the actress remained single. Even at the age of 73, Diane is perfectly happy with the decision that she took years ago.
The Godfather, Father of the Bride, Manhattan Murder are just a few movies by the legendary actress Diane Keaton. The actress continues to deliver masterpieces for her audience. The actress who made her Hollywood debut in 1970 has received about 68 screen credits till date. The actress, who has aged gracefully, recently opened about her decision to remain single. “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,” said the actress to People. But Diane is not unhappy about her decision.
In an interview with the Telegraph in 2013, she recalled how as a 14-year-old girl she longed for marriage. "I remember watching [the actress] Myrna Loy being interviewed and somebody said, “It’s too bad you’re not married anymore.” And she said, 'I don’t want to be married anymore – not at all'. And I remember thinking, 'How sad, how could anybody come to that?' I was in the prime of my life, you’re biologically driven in some way, you can’t help it, you’re an animal. So I looked at her and thought, 'That will never happen to me,'" said Diane. She was very sure she would get married one day. However, as time passed by things took a twist for young Diane.
When she reached high school, a particular event made Diane realize that she was no longer the 14-year-old girl who wanted a married life. “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,'” said the accomplished actress to People. From then on, Diane knew she might not be one of those women who would dedicate her life for marriage.
Reflecting over her decision, the now 73-year old actress is glad and happy she stuck to her choice. “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 strongly believes that life can still be the way you want it to be even if you are not married. "That concept is such nonsense – the idea that if you never marry you’re destroyed. I can’t imagine marrying now, that’s not happening," said Diane to the Telegraph.
The actress who is always full of life with the brightest smile enjoys her single life regardless of her age. "For me, aging is really about filling each day with a lot of activity. I really am ambitious, I have a lot of hobbies, I have a lot of things I'm interested in doing," said Diane to MSN.
However, the Oscar-winning actress who enjoys her single life has had her share of love and romance. Al Pacino, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty are some of the high profile men that caught the attention of the talented actress. In her interview with People, she recalled her romances and even the first time she had developed a crush on the Al Pacino. “I was mad for him. Charming, hilarious, a nonstop talker,” said Diane.
The Annie Hall actress has many fond memories of her many loves, “He is just a brilliant character. So complex and charming. He should have made more movies,” said Diane about Warren Beatty. However, she never saw herself settling down in a traditional way. Though she still has crushes, Diane is focused on her adopted children Dexter, 23 and Duke, 18 whom she adores.
Diane Keaton is definitely a woman whose heart gave her the strength to follow her dreams, even though it meant going completely against all the norms that society imposed upon women.