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Joshua Jackson explains why he won’t marry Diane Kruger

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger have been together for eight years, but the couple is not any closer to being married — and it appears that’s by design.

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Jackson spoke with Glamour about why he and Kruger haven’t yet tied the knot and the answer is somewhat surprising.

“I can tell you why we’re not married: We’re not religious. 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,” Jackson said. “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. But it may change at some point. We may get married.”

Jackson’s feelings on marriage aren’t a passing fad — he shared the same sentiments with Us Weekly back in 2012, saying, “Marriage is important for the people it’s important for, but neither one of us is particularly religious, so I don’t think there’s any particular push. But never say never! I don’t know.”

Kruger has been married in the past — to actor Guillaume Canet. She was divorced just before she and Jackson began dating and said she no longer believes marriage is important.

“I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There’s no paper that will make you stay,” she explained back in 2011.

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Jackson and Kruger seem completely committed to each other and Jackson said he would love to be a father someday soon — so, don’t be surprised if there is a much bigger commitment on its way sometime soon.

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