Well, this is an… interesting one. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger have been together for years, now, and their relationship is still going strong. So why haven’t they walked down the aisle? Well, it’s not because marriage is an outdated institution or because they feel they don’t need a piece of paper to declare their love, but rather because… they’re not religious?
From Glamour (via US Weekly):
Joshua Jackson appears to have settled down, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to get married. The Affair actor explains in Glamour’s upcoming November issue why he and his longtime love, actress Diane Kruger, haven’t walked down the aisle yet.
“I can tell you why we’re not married: We’re not religious. I don’t feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party,” Jackson, 36, tells the mag. “We’re both children of divorce, so it’s hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you’ve grown up and are committed to another person. But it may change at some point. We may get married.”
The Dawson’s Creek alum shared the same sentiment to Us Weekly at Montblanc’s 24 Hour Plays in L.A. back in June 2012. “Marriage is important for the people it’s important for, but neither one of us is particularly religious, so I don’t think there’s any particular push,” he told Us at the time. “But never say never! I don’t know.”
Huh, well go figure. I suppose that makes sense since traditionally, marriage is a religious thing, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s changed quite a lot over the years and can be whatever you want it to be, religious or not. Of course, I don’t think anyone “needs” to be married to prove their love – the main advantages are financial/tax-related – but I do think to each their own.
Also, these two are a really cute couple (and that’s coming from someone who knows next to nothing about either of them).