Ready To Mingle: 23 Celebs Who Are Starting The New Year Solo

Some people worry about whether or not they have someone to lock lips with when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. After all, everyone wants to enter the new year happily in love— or at least attached— right? Well, that's not what these celebrities would argue—as 2019 approaches, they're officially single and totally ready to mingle.

While it can be nice going into the new year with a partner to care for, there's also something exciting about going into the new year with all the possibilities in the world still ahead. Perhaps one's perfect match is right around the corner, or perhaps 2019 is the year that a person really gets to know and love themselves. Either option is amazing—and that's why fans love the fact that these celebs are embracing the single life and enjoying every minute of it.

Here are 23 celebs who are starting the new year unattached. Now, it's not to say that average folks have a shot with them, but hey—perhaps everyone needs to take inspiration from Nick Jonas' bold move of sliding into Priyanka Chopra's DMs and take a few more risks as 2019 approaches. After all, what is there to lose? These 23 celebs are living their best lives, and they don't have to be the only ones.

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23 Ariana Grande: Ready To Just Focus On Ari For 2019

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Ariana Grande certainly had a whirlwind year of romance in 2018, even going so far as to get engaged to Pete Davidson before breaking things off.

Then, in November, she released the smash hit "Thank u, next," the perfect power anthem to declare that she doesn't need a man and is more than happy just living her best life solo.

Given what a crazy 2018 she's had, we have a feeling she's going to do exactly what she said she'd do in her song and focus on Ari for 2019—but, who knows, love has a way of finding you when you least expect it!

22 Natalie Dormer: The Game Of Thrones Star Is Finally Unattached After Over A Decade

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Unlike many of her Game of Thrones co-stars, you likely haven't seen much in the news about Natalie Dormer's love life to this point because, well, things have been pretty steady. She was with director and writer Anthony Byrne for 11 years, and though they never got married, the relationship was serious enough for the two to get engaged.

They parted ways, and now at the height of her fame, Natalie Dormer is single for the first time since her early 20s.

She's entering the new year single, and while it may take some time to get over a relationship that lasted over the decade, she'll probably be ready to mingle pretty soon.

21 Halsey: Shaking Off The G-Eazy Drama For A Stress-Free 2019

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Halsey certainly has had a drama-packed, on-again, off-again relationship with fellow musician G-Eazy. While their song together was a smash hit, the relationship wasn't always that great, and after breaking up and getting back together and then breaking up again, they're finally separated for good. We have a feeling that in 2019, Halsey is just going to be focusing on her professional life and being her best self—if a great guy happens to come into her life, that's just icing on the cake. However, we can't imagine she'll be single for too long—she's totally gorgeous, crazy talented, and seems like a blast to hang out with.

20 Jenni Farley: She'll Be Leaning On BFF Snooki A Lot More In 2019

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Pretty much all of the relationship drama on the latest few seasons of Jersey Shore has come from Ronnie's tumultuous situation, which is why it came as such a surprise to many fans when Jenni "JWOWW" Farley announced her split from her hubby Roger Mathews.

The duo has two kids together and has always seemed like a solid couple, but it just goes to show that you don't know what goes on behind closed doors and what some celebrity relationships really are like.

It's a bit tougher to get back in the game as a single mom, but we have a feeling Jenni's BFF Snooki will be willing to help out.

19 Holly Madison: The Newly Solo Mom Left Vegas And Headed Back To L.A. For 2019

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Over the past few years, Holly Madison truly has reinvented herself. She went from another girlfriend at the Playboy mansion in California to an independent performer based in Las Vegas. She headlined a show on the strip, had her own reality show, and eventually found love with DJ Pasquale Rotella.

Unfortunately, after nearly five years together, the two are splitting—and Holly Madison is entering 2019 a single lady. She's moved her home base back to Los Angeles and is ready to start the next chapter in her life—we can't wait to see what adventures she gets up to next!

18 Cardi B: From A New Mom To A New Solo Mom In The Blink Of An Eye

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In addition to building her thriving music repertoire, Cardi B has another big responsibility on her plate—being a mom. And now, she's officially a single mama. She shared an IG video with her fans discussing her relationship with Offset, saying that "it's nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love, but we are not together anymore. I don't know, it might take time to get a divorce and I'm going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father." However, for the time being, Cardi B is single and ready to bring that trademark Cardi energy to a new relationship.

17 Iggy Azalea: Probably Has A 'No Dating Pro Athletes' Rule By Now

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Iggy Azalea's love life was first in the tabloids when she was having major drama with boyfriend and pro basketball player Nick Young. Then, she was dating NFL player DeAndre Hopkins for a while.

The two split in August, with Azalea sharing the simple statement that "I'm single" on her social media accounts.

She's going into 2019 totally unattached, and based on her past experiences, we have to wonder if she'll have to start instituting a no pro athletes rule. Perhaps she can try dating a musician for a change of pace? It seems that the pro athlete romances just don't work out well for her.

16 Zac Efron: Somehow, Still Available, Despite Being A Total Babe

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Many people just assume that Zac Efron has gotten a lot more private about his relationships as he grows older than in his earlier years when he was a rising Hollywood starlet dating co-star Vanessa Hudgens.

However, that's not the case—he split with his girlfriend in 2016 and has apparently been single ever since. He's been working on building his resume, and doing so pretty darn successfully, but who knows—perhaps 2019 is the year he decides to really focus on his relationships and work at finding the perfect match. It's insane to think that he's single—look at him, he's totally gorgeous!

15 Mindy Kaling: Putting The Dating Game On Hold And Focusing On Her Baby Girl

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When Mindy Kaling announced that she was pregnant but wasn't revealing who the father was, many people were fascinated. She's always kept her dating life fairly private, sharing only snippets and cute anecdotes, and she stuck to that—she still hasn't revealed who her daughter Katherine's father is.

And it really doesn't matter—what matters is that she's the happy mom of an adorable baby girl, and she's focusing on raising her right now.

Between her role as a mom and her role as a successful actor and writer and producer, she's got her hands pretty full, but who knows—perhaps the perfect man will come in 2019 and sweep her off her feet, like her character Mindy Lahiri always dreamed of.

14 Michael B. Jordan: His Professional Life Is Heating Up — Will His Love Life?

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It seems like Michael B. Jordan has appeared in every major film over the past few years—he's had some truly standout roles! And, while there were rumors circulating about a romantic relationship between him and his Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong'o, Jordan is single.

He's actually been totally open about his relationship status, talking about how he's worried about ending up alone (which hundreds of thousands of women around the world would likely be more than happy to remedy).

He's got his hands pretty full with his thriving professional right now, but who knows—perhaps 2019 is the year he finds his perfect woman.

13 Alexander Skarsgard: Notoriously Private About His Personal Life — And Surprisingly Unattached

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Alexander Skarsgard is a total heartthrob, which is why it's truly surprising to learn that he's single going into 2019. He's been linked to countless A-List celebrities, and even dated it girl Alexa Chung for a while, but has been super private about his romantic life in general.

He's never one to flaunt who he's dating to the public, but usually, you can get some hints based on who he goes to events with and what the paparazzi manage to picture.

It's been a quiet 2018 for him though, with his discussions centering on the projects he's working on, but perhaps things will be different in 2019.

12 Kourtney Kardashian: Probably Needs To Take A Break From Men For A While

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Kourtney Kardashian has been in a bit of a relationship whirlwind lately (although nothing in comparison to her sis Khloe). First she spent years and years in a tumultuous relationship with on-again, off-again partner Scott Disick, who's also the father of her three kids. Then she found a new man, Younes Bendjima, and was loving the dating life—and the fact that she had a gorgeous younger man on her arm.

However, the two split in August of 2018, and Kourtney has been single ever since. We imagine she's got her hands pretty full with everything going on in her life, but we have to admit—we're curious to see if any new love interests appear on the next season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

11 Nikki Bella: Staying Strong And Happily Unattached

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Nikki Bella surprised the world when she called off her engagement to fellow wrestler John Cena after she had been looking for a more serious commitment from him for years.

Something in the relationship just wasn't right to her, so they parted ways, and she told People that "I have the utmost respect for John, but I know this is what's best for me."

The two were together for ages, so it's not that simple to just go straight into another serious relationship, but she has been having fun dating, even recently going on a date with The Bachelorette's Peter Kraus. We can't wait to see how her love life develops in 2019.

10 Cheryl Cole: Alone Again After Yet Another Whirlwind Romance

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Cheryl Cole is definitely the type  of woman who falls in love fast—in fact, she even poked a bit of fun at herself in her latest song, "Love Made Me Do It." After a busy past few years, getting married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini, splitting from him in 2016, then getting together with pop heartthrob Liam Payne, having a child with him, then parting ways...

She's never been single for very long in the past four years. Perhaps 2019 is the year she decides she's single and ready to mingle—no serious commitments for a while. We'd love to see her just playing the field for a while.

9 Emma Watson: The Beloved Celeb Feminist Is A Party Of One Now

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Emma Watson stunned the world when it was revealed that she was low-key dating former Glee star Chord Overstreet. It just seemed like such an unlikely pairing, but hey—the heart wants what it wants!

Unfortunately, the two split, and Watson has been single ever since.

However, she's always been an outspoken feminist, so she's certainly not the type who things she needs a man in her life in order to be happy. Still, we have to admit, we'd love to see her find her perfect match in 2019–she's just such a talented, amazing woman, and she deserves to have a guy who recognizes all that!

8 KJ Apa: On A Hit Show, But Somehow Still Unattached

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Most of KJ Apa's Riverdale co-stars have been in the tabloids for their love lives in the past little bit, from Camila Mendes' dating life to Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse's absolutely adorable relationship. Even Madelaine Petsch has a steady boyfriend who pops up on her YouTube channel from time to time.

It seems that everyone's favorite leading man is the only one who is single—or, at least, he's managed to hide a relationship really well if he does have one. Given how his fame has skyrocketed over the past year, it's crazy that he's still unattached! You'd think women would be going after him relentlessly since so many fans have huge crushes on him.

7 Liza Koshy: Hilarious And Enjoying The Bachelorette Life

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When YouTube star Liza Koshy announced that she was splitting from longtime partner David Dobrik, many people were actually stunned and then, soon, she was getting offers from new partners left, right and center.

And, we can totally see why—she's absolutely gorgeous, she's talented, she's clearly a smart businesswoman who isn't afraid of a little hard work, and she's hilarious.

Why wouldn't you want to date her? She likely needed some time to fully get over her breakup with David, but perhaps 2019 is the year where she shares her hilarious adventures in the dating world with her channel. We'd love to see that.

6 Robert De Niro: On His Own After Over 20 Years Of Marriage

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Hollywood is certainly a tough place for relationships, and while it's surprising when couples who have been married a few years separate, it's even more difficult to believe when a couple separates after decades together. That's exactly what happened with legendary actor Robert De Niro.

The Hollywood icon has been with his partner Grace Hightower for over 30 years, and married for over 20—they tied the knot back in 1997, and even renewed their vows in 2010. However, things just weren't working out, and they announced this November that they'd be parting ways. We can't wait to see who the next woman in De Niro's life is going to be.

5 Antoni Porowski: Cooking Up Dinner For One In 2019

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Okay, all the Queer Eye fans who are obsessed with the show's resident food and drink expert Antoni Porowski are probably rejoicing, as Us Weekly announced back in October that Antoni and his partner of seven years were splitting.

The break-up was apparently amicable, and the duo remains friends, but Antoni is now back on the market—with a legion of obsessed fans.

We're not sure yet if he's going to be focusing on his job for 2019, focusing on expanding his business ventures, or focusing on love—perhaps he'll work on all three simultaneously! After all, who says you can't have it all?

4 Audrina Patridge: Focusing On Herself For The New Year

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Audrina Patridge hasn't had it easy in the world of love for the past few years—she split with her hubby Corey Bohan, then reunited with former partner Ryan Cabrera, then split from him. Now she's a single mom with an uncertain future in love.

She's certainly no stranger to having her personal life shared with the public, given that she was on a reality television show for years, so we have a feeling that fans will be the first to know if there's a new man in her life. And, we have a feeling that 2019 just might be more successful for her than 2018 was, in terms of love at least.

3 Miranda Lambert: Getting As Much Song Inspiration Out Of Breakups As She Can

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While all the breakups Miranda Lambert has gone through over the past few years likely haven't been too fun, the silver lining is she's gotten a ton of songwriting material out of it. However, her latest anthem with her group Pistol Annies is the one that's giving a clear indication of what her 2019 is going to look like.

The hit "Got My Name Changed Back" is all about embracing your single status, and that's exactly what she seems like she's going to do in 2019.

We can't wait to see what this country cutie's got up her sleeve—and who she decides to date next!

2 Nia Vardalos: Living Through A Big Fat Separation

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Nia Vardalos' real-life love story is what inspired the smash hit movie that put her on the Hollywood map, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. However, it seems that her marriage to fellow actor Ian Gomez wasn't quite a picture-perfect romance.

While the two were obviously head over heels in love at one point, Vardalos shared that their relationship turned into more of a friendship, and the two decided to part ways after 25 years together, which is a huge deal. You don't just get over 25 years of marriage in a month, so we have a feeling Vardalos will be taking a few more months to focus on herself, but perhaps later in 2019, she'll get back in the game!

1 Kendra Wilkinson: Single For The First Time In Her Adult Life

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Despite being a bit of a wild child at heart, Kendra Wilkinson has been in a relationship for pretty much all of her adult life. She went from being a live-in girlfriend at the Playboy Mansion to being a wife and mother.

Her marriage with pro athlete Hank Baskett has been in the tabloids time and time again, and it seems that things finally got to a point where it just wasn't working anymore.

They announced back in April of 2018 that they decided to split after nine years of marriage. While it's definitely sad, we have to admit, we're kind of curious to see a newly single Kendra slaying it out there.

Sources: People, MTV, Us Magazine

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