Los Angeles: Actress Jessica Biel, who is engaged to actor Justin Timberlake, says maintaining her individuality in a relationship is important for her.
"In my earlier experiences with relationships, I really was vulnerable to somebody else`s personality, hobbies, and way of life," Biel, 30, told InStyle magazine.
"But as I`ve gotten older, I`ve become proud of the traits that make me who I am. Maintaining my individuality is really important to me because otherwise I can easily slip into somebody else`s life. So I`m glad I`m getting better at it. It`s a process, but it`s getting simpler," she added.
Biel has previously dated actor Chris Evans and sportsman Derek Jeter.