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Ethan Hawke is here to set the record straight on marriage, divorce, and remarriage, you guys. All of the old-schoolers who believe in things like marriage and fidelity?

Well, their views are just "childish." If Hawke had it to do all over again, he might not have married Uma Thurman at the tender young age of 27.

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Of his marriage to Thurman, which produced two children, Maya and Ronan, Hawke said "we fell madly in love and we wanted to do all that…we tried to be as optimistic as we could be: we all want to believe in love and the possibilty of love."

But Hawke doesn’t believe in the concept of forever love and says humans are sexual beings who aren’t meant to be monogamous.


While he is committed to his current wife, Ryan Shawhughes, with whom he has two daughters and who was at one point his older childrens’ nanny, he approaches their relationship in a realistic manner.

"Neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in," he says. "Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on."

He believes that people’s approach to monogamy and fidelity is childish and doesn’t think that cheaters should be written off as "bad."

"To act all indignant that your world is rocked because your lover wasn’t faithful to you, is a bit like acting rocked that your hair went grey," Hawke explained.

Except one is inevitable because of aging and one is definitely an act of free will.

Maybe Mr. Hawke just doesn’t have much faith in his fellow man. Or maybe he’s just trying to excuse his own bad behavior.