Piers Morgan asks Condoleeza Rice why she’s single

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Piers Morgan wants to know why former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, an accomplished, successful woman, has yet to tie the knot.

“You are and remain one of the most eligible women in Washington,” Morgan said in an episode of ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ that aired Wednesday. “How have you avoided being snared in the marital trap?”

“Well actually I live in California now,” Rice said. “But I always said that I expected to grow up and get married like any nice Southern girl, but the fact is that you don’t get married in the abstract. You find someone you’d like to be married to.”

When Morgan asked if Rice has ever come close to matrimony, she answered yes but would not expand on the amount of times she’s encountered this situation.

“I’m not going there,” Rice said. “The fact is I’ve just never found anybody I was going to spend my life with. But I think it’s a wonderful thing, marriage. But who knows, maybe someday.”

When asked if she holds out hope for eventual marriage, Rice said, “Sure? Why not?”

[WATCH: Condoleeza Rice explain her relationship status to Piers Morgan]