Joshua Jackson Says He Hasn't Asked Diane Kruger to Marry Him Because They're "Not Religious"

"We're bot children of divorce," he tells Glamour

By Zach Johnson Oct 17, 2014 12:15 PMTags
Diane Kruger, Joshua JacksonAlex J. Berliner / ABImages via AP Images

There are practical reasons for getting married, like tax and medical benefits. But for Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, who've been committed to each other since 2006, tying the knot doesn't seem important.

"I can tell you why we're not married: We're not religious," The Affair's Jackson, 36, explains in the November 2014 issue of Glamour. "I don't feel any more or less committed to Diane for not having stood in front of a priest and had a giant party. We're both children of divorce, so it's hard for me to take marriage at face value as the thing that shows you've grown up and are committed to another person."

Still, Jackson says, "It may change at some point. We may get married."

In a past E! News interview, the Dawson's Creek star made similar statements about not wanting to wed. "It's important for the people that it's important for, but neither one of us are particularly religious, so I don't think that there's any particular push," Jackson admitted in January 2012. "But never say never."

Kruger, meanwhile, seems certain she'll never be someone's Mrs. again. "Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don't believe in marriage," the once-divorced Bridge star, 38, told Glamour in March 2011. "I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay."

The most important thing to remember, as Kruger told Marie Claire U.K. in August 2013, is that she and Jackson are on the same page regarding what they expect from one another. "I'm grateful that I met a person who feel the same not just about me but also about our relationship," The Bridge actress said.