Eva Mendes thinks marriage is ‘archaic, unromantic and not personal’

Washington: Eva Mendes doesn’t like marriage because she thinks the institution is archaic and unromantic.

The ‘Hitch’ actress - who has been dating Peruvian filmmaker George Augusto for nearly a decade - believes marriage is ‘over the top’ and ‘not personal’.

"It’s not personal. There are all these wedding shows and it’s so over-the-top, it’s so not about what it should be about,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling US TV talk show.

"I’m not like anti-marriage or the institution for other people. I love the idea of a union, that’s very beautiful. I just don’t think it should be a piece of paper because society tells me to.

"It’s a very old fashioned archaic kind of thing. We did it for land originally, how unromantic is that?" she said.

The 37-year-old beauty said older unmarried people in love look "really sexy".

"I actually think it’s really sexy to be with someone in their 50s or 60s and be like ``that’s my boyfriend``. But I think husband and wife are very unsexy words," she added.