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Charlie Hunnam Isn’t Into Marriage — Shouldn’t His Girlfriend of 14 Years Already Know That?

That’s a long time to live with someone with such uncertainty and unmet expectations and desires

“I’ve been with my girlfriend for 14½ years, I think, or 13½ years. [I’m] sort of indifferent [to marriage] She does not say the same. She’s very eager to get married. Yeah, so, I’ll do it because it’s important to her, but I don’t have any great romantic feelings towards it. I mean, I’m essentially married.”

“I have to say that really hurt my girlfriend’s feelings. I really regretted saying that, cause I actually didn’t mean it at all. it was just, frankly, some stupid s — I said in the heat of the moment.

“Sometimes the tone of an interview … you know, that interview was just like a lot of banter, and Hugh was sort of bantering in a very superficial — not disingenuous — but not really speaking his personal truth — we’re all just bantering. And all of a sudden we’re bantering about one thing and I get asked my opinion about marriage. I just said something that doesn’t really reflect my true thoughts at all.

“I’m like so romantic! The reality is I sort of consider myself married. I’ve been with my girlfriend for 14 years … I suppose what I was trying to articulate was that the official government sanctioning of it doesn’t mean anything to me; but the romance of it means an enormous amount. I really regret saying that.”

“You occasionally hear stories of things changing once you get married, and people’s relationships, but I couldn’t foresee that happening with us because we know each other so well.”

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Award-winning journalist, coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels,” mom, changing the narrative about older women

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