In this day and age, marriage isn’t the ideal end goal for many couples. Some are happy living in the same home, sharing their lives and even raising children without putting a ring on it.

Hounsou, who was technically never married to his son’s mother, Kimora Lee, shared his views on marriage during an interview for his upcoming film, “Baggage Claim.”

He said: “The idea of marrying somebody can actually ruin the union […] Some people are happily together for decades and they get this fantasy idea to go and get married when it’s just about papers basically…eventually it just goes sour.”

A growing crop of folks agree with Djimon, choosing to pursue long-term relationships outside of holy matrimony.

Do you agree with Djimon? Does marriage sometimes ruin unions?


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  • I guarantee you, a whole bunch of those people who are “happily dating for 10-20-30 years” aren’t really happy. There’s one person who is “happy” getting the milk without buying the cow and the other person is sitting around waiting to get the ring. Why else would they get the magical idea to get married if at least one of them hadn’t already been counting down the days (years) until it finally happened?!?

    • marriage is great if you think you might get divorce someday and wants to ensure you get a 50% cut, if not more. other than that, it’s just getting in bed with the government and you don’t need that.

  • I disagree marriage does not ruin a relationship. People tend to have a one-sided view of marriages and relationships.