Ethan Hawke doesn’t believe in monogamy. The actor, who made his film debut in the science fiction Explorers moving onto his breakthrough performance in the drama Dead poets Society believe there are a lot of people who have a ‘childish view’ on monogamy but reveals his marriage to Ryan Shawhughes is only with commitment. The forty three year old star, has two daughters, one is five year old Clementine and the other is three year old Indiana with Shawhughes, and he also has two other children fifteen year old Maya and eleven year old Levon with his ex-wife Uma Thurman believes in more to a marriage than just sexual fidelity.
The ‘Getaway’ star told the November issue of Mr. Porter magazine:
”My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I’m committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don’t get to define how that happens. They do.”
”People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. ‘He’s cheated so he’s bad, she’s cheated so she’s bad,’ as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous. To act all indignant, that your world has been rocked because your lover wasn’t faithful to you, is a little bit like acting rocked that your hair went grey. Human beings are sexual beings.”
Hawke also claims that he should not have married Thurman when he was twenty seven years old because of his immaturity and says he has no regrets following their divorce after six years of marriage.
”We tried to be as optimistic as we could be: we all want to believe in love and the possibility of love. The older you get, the more you realize how powerful love is. You understand the right ways for emotion to lead your life and the dangerous ways. I don’t regret marrying early.”