Joshua Jackson: Diane Kruger And I Don’t Need To Get Married To Feel Committed

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By Michael Lewittes

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Joshua Jackson is opening up about the real reason why he and his girlfriend of eight years Diane Kruger have yet to tie the knot.

“I can tell you why we’re not married: We’re not religious,” he tells the November 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, he notes, “It may change at some point. We may get married.

Jackson, who plays a man whose wife is having an affair in the aptly titled Showtime series “The Affair,” says he’s glad he and his co-stars are older because they’re tackling a difficult subject.

“Our show tries to portray the messiness of life — sometimes you make bad choices and don’t get to walk around with your head held high,” he explains. “But having seasoned actors helps. Our industry tends to cast 23-year-olds, but in this show everybody’s got a couple of wrinkles, a little bit of life under their belts. We’ve all had to recover from heartbreak.”

Despite his age, Jackson says he still gets recognized for his role as Pacey Witter on “Dawson’s Creek,” which ended in 2003, noting, “I’m now at an age where my friends’ kids like Dawson’s… but they like it ironically.”

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