Djimon Hounsou: ‘Marriage Ruins Good Relationships’

Djimon Hounsou

Actor Djimon Hounsou says marriage ruins perfectly good relationships. Hounsou, who was never really married to socialite Kimora Lee, made the statement during a press call for his latest movie Baggage Claim.

“The idea of marrying somebody can actually ruin the union,” he said in response to a question from Hip Hollywood (via Rhymeswithsnitch.com).

Hounsou echoed the sentiment of ex-husbands everywhere who were forced into marriages by women who live in a fantasy land of unrealistic expectations.

“Some people are happily together for decades and they get this fantasy idea to go and get married when it’s just about papers basically. Eventually it just goes sour,” he said.

Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony in West Africa in 2009. The couple has one son together.

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    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :cosign:
      :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

      If it’s just about papers, then why is it such a struggle to stay married? :rolleyes:

      Hollywood and its corrupted lifestyle :no:

    • The Master Beta :D

      In some cases it does I tell people this all the time just because it seems like everyone around you is getting married doesn’t mean you should if your relationship is great why bother it

    • The Master Beta :D

      Perfect example one of my husbands friends married his wife because he said their church and pastor really talked them into it now he’s always pissed @ her for something or another while they were fine before marriage do what works best for the two of you

    • FuturedocDonte

      If it’s just about papers, then why is it such a struggle to stay married?
      —-
      :thankyou:

    • Milky

      :sheep:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony in West Africa

      :wtf: is a commitment ceremony. We’re they standing at An altar with a minister :huh: if so, sounds like a wedding ceremony :coffee:

    • Miss Mainey

      Mornin all! Do what works for you, and be comfortable in it.

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      This smells like bull spit. Either you want to get married or you don’t. No one can make you. And if you were operating like you were married then a little piece of paper should not make a difference either way. Sounds like he (people) like to have the freedom to leave without repercussions and if they do cheat they can say :stop: we wasn’t married. Chile please if they do it to you single them 9/10 they will do it married. It’s about character not papers.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      … who were forced into marriages by PEOPLE who live in a fantasy land of unrealistic expectations.

      __________

      And THIS is the real problem….
      :coffee:

    • Cubarican

      If it’s just the papers then why are they so scared about doing it. Oh yeah thats right….. It’s harder to leave.

    • Diva

      Dat nigga dark as a bag of charcoal, but his body in that Janet video gave me feva! :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUu2g8K9nA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCkVvFUwNf8dqL4LEdU7Q9A RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      Well I can see what he’s saying to an extent. When you’re with someone for so long without the papers it’s an easier escape when you break up, not so much when you’re married.

      BUT I think he just said that b/c of who he married…Wasn’t he choppin down Kola Boof while they were “married” anyway? :lol:

    • http://pinterest.com/stilettosoulja Shuga Honey

      the idea of trying to force two ppl to “become one” is so foreign and stupid to me. ever notice how most FRIENDSHIPS last longer than most marriages???

      personally, i dont ever never EVAH want to live with another adult. the thought makes me cringe.

      ….but weddings are so pretty :happy:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

      Mornin’! :waves:

      I cannot understand what the problem is. :shrugs:
      If you want to get married, get married. If not, either keep shacking w/o benefits or keep it moving.

      Get that insurance paperwork right if you decide not to get married though.
      It’s a business whether love is involved or not. :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

      Whatever Dude. Ya’ll had that fake azz ceremony and aint get the paper and ya’ll still broke up. #sityoblackazzdown

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUu2g8K9nA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCkVvFUwNf8dqL4LEdU7Q9A RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      But when I scrolled down to read the comments after reading the post and saw Man as the first commenter… :ghost:

    • Diva

      People nowadays are to “loose” with marriage. You have to stick it out and work at it. :coffee:

    • WHOHURTYOU!?? :tea:

      FuturedocDonte says:Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony in West Africa

      is a commitment ceremony. We’re they standing at An altar with a minister if so, sounds like a wedding ceremony
      ~
      ~
      It wasnt anything legal OR Ms.Simmons wouldnt get her alimony anymore
      SMH

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :newpost:

    • puppylove

      Morning :newpost: on the crayon eater

    • The Master Beta :D

      For a lot of people it’s not even about the fact of you two not requiring a divorce in case things don’t work out I don’t know I’ve just heard stories about some going crazy with titles and all making things harder when in fact they were easier from the jump

    • Milky

      Yes his bawdy is on point. #fansselfatthethought

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

      Diva says:

      Dat nigga dark as a bag of charcoal, but his body in that Janet video gave me feva!

      ********************************************

      Kingsford Competition Brisquettes. :yes:

    • Miany

      Anything fugged up gone stay fugged up when you document it…
      X & Y kickin it and fuggin. X cheating, Y being a bissh//
      X decides to make it official, Y accepts.
      XY :happy: BIIIIISH PLEASE. Yall still aint shiii and I personally woulda preferred if you saved society and the preacher the trouble and time we wasted awknowledging yo fugged up azz union

    • http://pinterest.com/stilettosoulja Shuga Honey

      FuturedocDonte says:

      __________________

      a commitment ceremony is the thing that you have when you still want to get alimony from Russel Simmons. Digimon knew what was up and played the game too. there is no honor among thieves and a fair exchange is no robbery.

    • Anna

      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      Well I can see what he’s saying to an extent. When you’re with someone for so long without the papers it’s an easier escape when you break up, not so much when you’re married.

      BUT I think he just said that b/c of who he married…Wasn’t he choppin down Kola Boof while they were “married” anyway?

      ~~~~~~~
      Kimora was not giving up that Russell Simons alimony & child support to marry Amistad.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqUu2g8K9nA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUCkVvFUwNf8dqL4LEdU7Q9A RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      Get that insurance paperwork right if you decide not to get married though.
      It’s a business whether love is involved or not.
      ———
      I can agree to this. :yes:

      So many of the girls I went to school with are living with who they had babies by and don’t have any benefits for anyone in the house except maybe insurance for the child(ren). Then when dude/girl kicks the bucket or decides they want to leave the person left with the kids is stuck.

    • Anna

      Shuga Honey says:

      FuturedocDonte says:

      __________________

      a commitment ceremony is the thing that you have when you still want to get alimony from Russel Simmons. Digimon knew what was up and played the game too. there is no honor among thieves and a fair exchange is no robbery.

      ~~~~~~
      Get out my head.

    • flsun99

      Someone please explain to me how marriage can destroy a relationship?

    • MissHarlem

      I wouldnt disrespect a culture and say that their marriage is any less than what we know marriage to be over here in the states. 99% of people do not even know what marriage means here in the states to even have the nerve to disrespect another :coffee:

      In any event :cosign: KAY comment 15

      MORNING EVERYONE

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      I can’t speak for anyone else but marriage strengthened my relationship. But then we didn’t date for a million years before getting married.

    • Anna

      flsun99 says:

      Someone please explain to me how marriage can destroy a relationship?

      ~~~~~~~
      Rich ppl don’t have to get married.

    • FuturedocDonte

      a commitment ceremony is the thing that you have when you still want to get alimony from Russel Simmons. Digimon knew what was up and played the game too. there is no honor among thieves and a fair exchange is no robbery.
      —-
      Oh :thumbsup: I get it now :wink:

    • FuturedocDonte

      :offtopic:

      :listen: VH1 soul is playing all Raheem Devaughn songs

    • BoringMale

      Im a shocked at the small amount of commentary on this one……

    • TruGemini

      This kneegrow sound like a fool :smack:

      ‘Marriage’ doesn’t ruin relationships…the idiots who think it’s a good idea to get married ruins the relationship! If your dude was a hound dog before marriage then chances are, his ass will remain a dog afterwards. Same for women…hoes will be hoes!

    • nybrn2

      If your relationship has a strong foundation and both people are committed to each other then marriage won’t ruin things. Now a lot of folks marry for the wrong reasons and stay on some BS!!! Folks stay worried about the ceremony and not the cray cray person they walking down the aisle with.

    • nybrn2

      If that man cheated and lied before the wedding. He will continue that trend. If he dogged his baby mama out he will dog you out too….. The character of a man is pretty consistent. I always pay attention to actions and not words…..

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ The Master Beta: Most women force men to marry them because they believe marriage will put the “spark” back in their dying relationship. Usually this is after the dopamine has run its course — and nothing can save a relationship once that happens. :coffee:

    • TruGemini

      Sandra Rose says:

      Usually this is after the dopamine has run its course — and nothing can save a relationship once that happens.
      __________________________________________________________

      :cosign: Ain’t that the damn truth. The dude that I was totally head over heels for just a year ago can kiss my entire mocha chocolate a’ss right now. Before I’d be checking my phone every 10 mins to see if he called, now, I couldn’t care less about hearing from that dude!

    • LadeeA

      People ruin relationships, not marriage. For him to be so old he appears to have no wisdom.

      I’ve been married for 10 years, together 15. Nothing in life is easy. Everything takes work.

      OAN been lurking for a long while. Hey Auntie n Roses. Latah.