Anyone whose been single for a long time can experience loneliness – it’s only natural. These 5 stars have all been through a single time in their life without anyone to wake up next to in the morning, and have admitted that at times it can get rough. Some feel they need to be single in order to get the best out of their burgeoning career so believe it’s a necessary evil, while others spent time focusing on family or needed to spent the time alone without an other half to get to know themselves.
Jeremy puts his career first, so often finds that romance takes a back seat which can be lonely: “I have a wonderful life, but it means nothing if it cannot be shared. That’s all I’m missing right now. It’s a little unbalanced for me. Right now the only thing consistent in my life is that little dog. That’s why I got it. I was getting really lonely. I needed somebody or something to be there with me through the whole journey. Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job… There’ve been a handful of girls over the last years. But it’s been very difficult. How does it go any further?”
Rihanna finds nights alone in hotel rooms so lonely but doesn’t want to rush into anything just for the sake of it: “I need an escape because this job is way too much anyway. It’s a pain in the ass coming home alone and after work to lie in a hotel bed with nobody to get you up unless its work related. But it makes no sense starting something you are going to stop, so I don’t want to rush into anything.”
After splitting from co-star Adam Brody, Rachel found it lonely to adapt to single life, admitting that she missed having someone to cuddle up to at night: “The nights can get lonely, y’know. I’m happy being single, but sometimes you need someone to cuddle.”
Michelle found singledom lonely from time to time, but focused on her daughter and career: “I’m single. My feelings about it change from time to time. Some days I’m settled about it, some days lonely, but I’ve come to look at this time of my life as about my daughter and work. If something else was to squeeze in, it wouldn’t get the attention it deserved, or it would take attention away from another place it was needed. The nature of the world is that things change: it would be logistically impossible for the rest of my life to go on as it is now, so it will shake up or something will surprise me because it always does. I don’t know if one can say one is ‘ready’ for love if one is not actively engaged in the experience of it.”
Matthew finds single life gets harder with fame: “I don’t actually feel people know the real me, who I am as a person… Fans put me on a pedestal but I’m still on my own at night with my head on the pillow, just me. It’s an awesome, glorious life but it’s kind of isolating too and I feel lonely a lot.”