Eva Mendes: “Marriage And Kids Aren’t For Me”

June 6, 2011

Eva Mendes: “Marriage And Kids Aren’t For Me”

Eva Mendes says the idea of marriage is completely “unsexy” and says she’ll never get married.

The 37-year-old actress told Chelsea Handler: “It’s not personal, it’s just the institution… Why? If you love someone and you have a spiritual union, I just personally don’t think [I need] a piece of paper because society tells me [is necessary].”

The stunning actress, who has been dating Peruvian filmmaker George Augusto for nine years, added: “I actually think it’s really sexy to be with someone in your fifties and sixties and be like, ‘That’s my boyfriend,'”. I think husband and wife is just … very unsexy.”

To prove her point she continued: “We were doing it for land originally. I mean, how unromantic is that?” And speaking of unromantic, she can’t stand how elaborate and impersonal most weddings are. “People start getting really ugly when they start registering for their own gifts.

“It’s just so over the top,” she said. “It’s so not about what it should be about.”

The Hitch star also later revealed she has no interest in having children.

“I have to be honest I don’t feel the urge yet. Maybe I’ll do it when I’m 41 or something, that’s happened to a lot of people I know who decided not to. I don’t feel the ticking clock.

“I feel I have time. Whether that’s a reality for me or not, I don’t know. I’ll just be patient.”

Do you think more and more women are losing interest in marriage and children these days?

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