Whoopi Goldberg: I am responsible for my 3 failed marriages

The 61-year-old actress has previously been married to Alvin Martin, David Claessen and Lyle Trachtenberg.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg. Picture: AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Whoopi Goldberg feels responsible for her three failed marriages and says she should never have got married because she wasn't really in love.

The 61-year-old actress has previously been wed to Alvin Martin - the father of her 43-year-old daughter Alex - David Claessen and Lyle Trachtenberg, and when her final union collapsed in 1995 after just a year, she realised she was the common factor and believed she hadn't been "really in love" with her spouses, so just wasn't committed to making their relationships work.

She said: "It took me some time but I realised that trying to turn myself in to something I wasn't ready for a man wasn't his fault. It was mine.

"My marriages failed and I was the common denominator.

"My commitment was never that strong. I can say now that I was never really in love. The realisation freed me up."

But The View host - who has also had a string of relationships with actors Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton and actor Ted Danson - admits she only regrets the fact she took a long time to realise she should just stay single.

She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I love men and men love me. I'm lucky that way. I just feel bad that it took me so long to realise that I wasn't meant to be in a relationship."

And the Sister Act star found writing a book about her relationship thoughts made her feel better about being single as she let out what she thinks is wrong with love.

She said: "I recently wrote a book entitled If Someone Says 'You Complete Me' Run! It's about what I feel is wrong with relationships.

"My experience over the years is that a relationship requires that you commit to caring what somebody else thinks. But the truth slowly dawned on me that I didn't really want to work that hard."

And the award-winning star insisted that although she is single, she is very happy and enjoys having a relationship with her daughter and her granddaughters for now.

She added: "I have many relationships - with my daughter, my grandkids, and now my great-granddaughter - and they come first."