He goes onto say that her in fact was “absolutely wrong” to settle down before reaching his 30s. He admits that at that time he was not ready to make a lifelong commitment when he married Thurman in 1998 at the age of twenty seven.
Hawke, now aged forty two year old, tells America’s Elle magazine,
“Success when you’re young is really overwhelming. The world felt out of control. And I wanted to stop it from spinning so fast. I thought marriage would decrease my variables or something. I was absolutely wrong.
“There was this discovery that the male brain isn’t done until 28. I definitely think my frontal lobe was not finished. I had no business taking vows that would last more than two weeks.”
The father of four wishes he had of enjoyed his single years,
“My personal opinion? The guy who’s got it right is Derek Jeter. He lives his life like, ‘Hey man, I play shortstop for the New York Yankees. And I’m not going to get married until I’m no longer a shortstop for the New York Yankees.’ Which is incredibly smart.”
Hawke, who has daughter Maya and son Levon with Thurman, did divorce Thurman in 2005, remarrying his second wife Ryan three years later in 2008. The couple have two daughters together, Clementine Jane and Indiana.