Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff's wedding plans are on hold...for now.
Earlier this year, Dunham made headlines when she stepped out wearing a ring on her engagement finger. However, as she explained to E! News, it's a friendship ring she shares with Girls' co-executive producer Jenni Konner. In fact, Dunham won't get married until gay marriage is legal in all 50 U.S. states.
"I love that," Ellen DeGeneres said on her eponymous show Monday. "What a wonderful thing."
For Dunham, it's a no-brainer. "The idea of having a celebration that can't be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn't really feel like a celebration at all," the two-time Golden Globe winner explained. "So until that's something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally, it's just not something that we're gonna do."
"Well, we're on our way there, I hope," DeGeneres said.
Calling state bans on gay marriage "incompatible with the Constitution," Barack Obama's administration filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court Friday in support of couples who are challenging laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The court will hear arguments in the state cases on April 28.
Dunham and Antonoff are meant to be, but that doesn't mean they do everything together. When the actress recently got into AcroYoga—or "partner yoga," as she calls it—the Bleachers musician gave it a shot. "He did it once," Dunham explained. "He said it was 'life changing but ultimately too nauseating.'"
He's a really sensitive guy on a lot of different levels, and I just feel like getting swung around in the air, it's not right maybe for him at this stage in his life. So now I do it with big handsome men that I pay."
DeGeneres joked, "However you have to get it!"
Dunham has shared several pictures of herself practicing AcroYoga via Instagram. One of the photos showed the TV star doing a particularly complicated move in public. "We actually couldn't find a space with high enough ceilings because one of my teachers is 6-foot-7...We asked to enter the hotel bar in the morning. Then a general manager rushed in, like hyper emergency, [and said], 'Housekeeping says people are picking each other and throwing each other around in the bar.' Then he saw me and was like, 'Whatever,'" she told the talk show host. "Like, I've just been haunting them in that hotel for months."
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The actress has been practicing AcroYoga for "a month and a half."
"Part of the teacher's job is to make it look like I'm doing something. I am the physically laziest person you've ever met. I never even crawled. I just laid down on my back until I was 5, then started walking, sort of. Tracy Anderson, who is a friend of mine and a professional fitness trainer, is trying to get my 98-year-old body to match its chronological age of 28. She suggested this and was like, 'It's a great way to reconnect your bones and muscles and understand your body and really feel like you're in it.' Which, like, to me, I'm just like a floating head and I guess I have limbs but I don't really know about them."
"It's working," she said proudly, noting that she's noticed a difference in her physical fitness. "I walk up the stairs and I'm like, 'I can feel my gluteal muscles supporting me throughout the day,'" Dunham said.
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