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

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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