These celebs initially had negative feelings towards marriage, but got hitched anyway.
Prior to tying the knot with Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, Levine had some pretty strong hesitations towards marriage. In a 2013 interview with NYLON Guys, the Maroon 5 front man said, “If you don’t get married, you can’t get divorced. Why couldn’t we learn from the devastatingly low percentage of successful marriages that our last generation went through?”
But it seems Prinsloo made him change his mind. The two wed in Mexico in July 2014, with Levin telling People, “I definitely feel like I’m sitting in the chair I’m supposed to be sitting in right now. It all feels very natural.”
During an interview with W Magazine, Kunis, who is engaged to Ashton Kutcher and expecting their first child, revealed her deeply rooted distaste for marriage. “I never wanted to get married. From the age of 12, I prepared my parents for no marriage,” she confessed. “Then things changed – I found the love of my life.”
After ending an eleven-year relationship and a failed run with Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana vowed never to walk down the aisle. Enter Italian artist Marco Perego. Saldana discussed their seemingly hasty union with the Hollywood Reporter in July 2014: “I’ve known my partner for five years. I knew of his work. I knew of him. Then we met. And months later, we both made the decision to do what we both individually vowed never to do — to get married. Why get married? Because I believe in love? Because I don’t want my kids to be called bastards? No. Those reasons are not natural to me. Maybe for tax reasons I would have done it.”
After his marriage to Talia Balsam ended in 1993, King Bachelor admitted he “wasn’t very good at it [marriage].” In a 2008 interview for the British newspaper, Sunday People he declared, “I don’t expect to ever get married again or have children. I am never at home and every woman gets sick of it.” But his new lady, lawyer Amal Alamuddin, has the most eligible man in Hollywood singing a new tune. During the Celebrity Fight Night Gala in Italy he publicly declared his admiration for Alamuddin, sweetly saying, “In closing, I guess what I would like to say is to my bride-to-be, Amal, that I love you very much, and I can’t wait to be your husband.”
During a November 2013 interview with Bethenny Frankel, McCarthy spoke of marriage and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg: “You know, I’ve said on every interview that I was like, ‘Never get married again ever,’ and, of course, you never say never. I think he would be an amazing husband, so if he does [propose], I would for sure say yes.” She then added, “I wouldn’t be surprised if I was the one proposing.” The two said, “I do” in August 2014.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
During an interview in 2006, Pitt told Esquire, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” In multiple interviews throughout the years, Pitt and Jolie revealed how increasingly important marriage was becoming to the kids, and even themselves. The two secretly made it official in France in August 2014.
After divorcing Eric Benet, her second husband, in 2005, Berry generated strong opinions on marriage. In 2007, she told InStyle, “I will never, never get married again.” In April 2011, Berry reinforced her previous statement to The Sun, “I wish I had known then that I was not the marrying kind. It would have saved me a lot of time, heartache and grief over the years.” But in 2013 she said “yes” once more, marrying fellow actor Olivier Martinez.
“Who knew? I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!” Berry exclaimed to Extra in April 2012.