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Amy Adams, Marie Claire UK

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Before they discreetly tied the knot in May, Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo almost quietly eloped in Las Vegas. According to the actress, too much imbibing got in the way of their hustle to wed. 

"We wanted to find a chaplain, go to the desert and get married at sunset," she revealed in the April 2016 issue of Marie Claire UK. "But to be honest, we got too drunk. Then it was just not going to happen."

In fact, their marriage didn't happen for almost a decade. 

When the actors announced their engagement in July 2008, their rep told E! News the pair would wed sometime in the next year. However, those grand plans didn't quite come to fruition. 

Instead, it took seven years, four Oscar nominations and a baby before they officially became Mr. and Mrs. The lovebirds of 14 years finally tied the knot during a quiet spring ceremony in Calif. in 2015. They welcomed their 5-year-old daughter Aviana Olea in May 2010

Amy Adams, Marie Claire UK

Marie Claire UK/Matthias Vriens-McGrath

With more than a decade with Le Gallo under her belt, Adams has learned there are some stark differences between all their years of dating and their newfound married life. 

"I definitely feel like I can't make empty threats," she continued to the magazine. "Before, I could be like, 'I'm just going to go down and get a hotel room, and I'm going [to] think this through!' Though I'm making myself sound horrible to this poor, awesome guy. Relationships are hard. I think what I learned is, you just have to make a choice. Marriage is a choice."

The seasoned star has made countless good choices to build her wildly successful Hollywood career. However, she can remember a time when the industry was not so nice to her. 

Amy Adams, Marie Claire UK

Marie Claire UK/Matthias Vriens-McGrath

"I'd gone to the [initial] table read. Producers were like, 'See you tomorrow!'" she remembered. "Then they called to say I'd been let go. This was the first time I realized that people would lie to my face."

There's no need to lie now. With five Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe statues on her résumé, it seems only a fool would dismiss Adams from a table read ever again. 

To read the feature in full, see the April issue of Marie Claire, out today. The issue is also available as a digital edition through Apple Newsstand.