Cameron Diaz: ‘Who Would Want To Be With The Same Person For 80 Years’
First Published: July 23, 2010 3:59 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND, U.K. -- Cameron Diaz isn’t convinced that a person could find, fall in love, and stay with one person their entire life
“I think the big misconception in our society is that we’re supposed to meet [the one] when we’re 18 and we’re supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives. Bullsh**,” the actress told the UK’s Stylist magazine.
“It doesn’t always happen that way. I think men and women can go through their 20s, 30s and 40s and not find true love,” the actress went on to explain.
Cameron suggested that she couldn’t see herself spending eight decades with another person.
“The way we’re living now, we’ve got another 50 years with that person. Who would want to be with the same person for 80 years? Why not break it up a little bit?” she said. “I think people get freaked out about getting married and spending 20 or 30 years sleeping with the same person but [if that’s the case], don’t do it.”
The “Knight and Day” star suggested that if a person is afraid of that type of commitment, they could find Mr. Right Now.
“Have someone for five years and another person for another five years. Life is long and lucky and yes, love might last forever, but you don’t always live with the person you love forever,” she added. “You can have the love the rest of your life but you might love someone else along the way, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.