Award winning British actor Hugh Grant has chosen affairs over marriages. In an interview with radio host Howard Stern, he called marriage "unromantic" and insisted that casual affairs keep marriages together.
Grant who has received a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and an Honorary César revealed that in his recent film, which he is promoting in the US, he has a mistress and he likes it like that.
The 55 year old 'Love Actually' actor termed expectations from marriages and monogamy as unromantic as death and taxes.
"Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships?" Grant contemplated.
"No, no. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. No one ever said that was a good idea," he said.
"I think there's something unromantic about marriage. You're closing yourself off. I can see the lovely aspect if you marry exactly the right person — your best friend — and it's cozy and it's lovely, but people make so many mistakes," he added.
He did not altogether criticize marriage advocated on "consensual nonmonogamy," confessing that his brother is very happy in an "annoyingly good marriage."
According to The Sun, Grant recently had a foot-in-mouth moment when he failed to recognize his Bridget Jones co-star Renée Zellweger. The actor made the blunder on US television.
"Who is the one second from the right? Because I've never seen her before in my life," the actor reportedly commented when provided the images of six leading ladies in a challenge.