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'It is about the sex': Bill Maher explains why he doesn't want to get married

'Is anyone really that interesting?' Bill Maher asked as he spoke about the prospect of being tied to one person for life
PUBLISHED OCT 24, 2023
 Bill Maher discussed his reasons for not getting married (Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)
Bill Maher discussed his reasons for not getting married (Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bill Maher is single, and it looks like he enjoys it that way. In an interview with conservative political analyst Candace Owens for his 'Club Random' podcast on Sunday, October 22, Maher discussed his reasons for not getting married.

He said, "I mean, that's the main reason - I cannot accept a life without hot sex," adding later that he had come two or three times in his life to the verge of marriage.



 

Bill Maher was engaged at 29

He added, "Yeah, I got close. I mean, I was engaged when I was 29. But I kind of knew even as we were engaged in buying the ring and all that stuff."

He said, "I just, there was a voice in my back in my head always saying, 'really, you're just going to f--- this one person forever."

Bill Maher attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)
Bill Maher attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California (Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)

Owens said in response, "So it was about the sex."

Maher concurred. Owens then said, "I think that that does show that pornography ... is something that is not a good thing. You're maybe right. Yeah. You may be prevented you from unlocking this thing," as reported by Okmagazine.

Maher, though, was unfazed. He said, "Now take the sex out of the equation." He asked, "I mean, is anyone really that interesting that [that is] the person you want to spend this much time with?"

Bill Maher criticizes Howard Stern

Maher has plenty to say about other people's marriages even though he has no plans to tie the knot anytime soon. The HBO star criticized Howard Stern for constantly complimenting his current wife on the radio, as per reports.

"How does this gushing about the second wife — how does that make the first wife feel?" the 64-year-old said, referring to Stern's ex-wife Alison Burns. "Could we just not gush about the person while the other person can still hear it?"

But Stern was incensed about the strange remarks made regarding his relationship. Stern said, "What a sexist thing to say! Like, what a convoluted, nutty thing to say."

He added, "It’s assuming that he knows something about my first marriage. That, of course, the man must be leaving the woman and the woman must be devastated and be sitting around pining away for her famous man."

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