Why Donna Mills Never Married? Prefers Parenting Her Daughter As Single Mother?

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Why Donna Mills Never Married? Prefers Parenting Her Daughter As Single Mother?

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1940-12-11
  • Age 80 Years 4 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Name Donna Jean Miller
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Mother Bernice Miller
  • Daughter/s Chloe Mills (Adopted)
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Dating
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Partner Larry Gilman (2018-present)
  • Dating/Affair Larry Gilman (2018-present)
  • Net Worth $9 Million
  • Awards Best Supporting Actress (2018)
  • Nominees Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role (1986)
  • Career 1966–present
  • High School William Howard Taft High School
  • College University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 4" (1.63 m)
  • Weight 50 kg (130 lbs)
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 7 (US)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Body Measurements 33-23-34 Inches
  • Plastic Surgery Yes
  • Lesbian No

Donna Mills, 77 now, looks surprisingly fit and well for her age and she should have taken a toll on her acting but despite all that, she does surprisingly well for herself. Having a child might have been a handful for the actress but there might be reasons why she does not want to get married and settle down with a husband.

Her journey as a single mom has had its issues, all mothers do, but her unequal adulthood will not go unheard or unexplained. What made her choose this decision and why did she not get married? Find out more.

A Single Mother, But Never Married; Why?

Donna had no hurry in getting married nor is she planning to get married. In 1983s she said on PEOPLE,

 “I don’t see any more security in being married than in not being married.”

Though saying this, she had been in a long relationship for the past 5 years with Richard Holland at the time. She was 37 at that time.

Richard had no problems getting married and being a husband even with a gap of 6 years apart between them, but Donna was in no hurry to get married, and as strict to her saying, they have not married since then!

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Donna Mills and Richard Holland attend an event (Photo: Zimbo.com)

The two are still together but have not even talked about marriage nor have they planned to. Donna’s daughter has not said anything about the matter and is happily growing up with her foster mother.


Donna Mills with her adopted daughter Chloe in 2016 (Photo: Donna Mills' Instagram)

Chloe is a working model, has a boyfriend named Jake Nevins. Now 24, she recently celebrated her 24th birthday on 15 September. Donna also shared a lovely Instagram post to wish her daughter on the auspicious occasion. Donna wrote on her Instagram,

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my darling girl! The day of your birth is the happiest day of my life. You are my everything!!!?"

Back in 2012, Donna was 71 and underwent plastic surgery. Making a living on television, the only way to extend her youth, was to go for it. Though most celebrities go through substantial surgeries and have a gruesome after effect, hers was just a light lift. The surgery went well making her look youthful for a couple more years.

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Donna Mills Before (left) and after (right) plastic surgery in 2015 (Photo: Celebritysizes.com)

Though unmarried still, she went to venues with Richard Holland. Richard has been seen numerous amount of time together with Donna and Chloe. However, their friendship never blossomed into love.

In recent times, Donna had been developing a close friendship with Larry Gilman and the pair is officially dating as of 2018. After hanging out together on various social events, Donna finally put the gossips at rest and confirmed her relationship with Larry in September 2018.

On 26 September, Donna shared an Instagram post featuring Larry and confessed her love for the actor.

Donna announces her love for Larry Gilman on 26 September 2018 (Photo: Donna Mills' Instagram)

However, the pair has not mentioned any plans for getting married in the future and it seems like Larry might have to wait a few years before he can identify himself as Donna's husband and take away her bachelorette.

Who Has She Dated Before?

Previously, Donna had also dated Michael Dean Shelton for a while in the past but their relationship has never been confirmed.

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Michael and Donna posing for a perfect picture in 2010 (Photo: Famousfix.com)

Michael Dean Shelton being 6 foot 1 had a huge age difference, being 36 years, never disclosed nor opened his relationship with Donna to the public. She has never denied her relationship with Michael Dean, nor there are any records of her being with him.

Her most current work is the movie Joy which was released in December 2015 playing as Priscilla. She also starred in a comedy-drama 12 Gifts of Christmas in 2015. Donna Mills has a net worth of $7 million, making a name for herself through films and television series. Further, she was also recently honored for her 50 years contribution to the acting industry by the members of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.