Jessica Alba had a "hard time agreeing" to exchanging vows with husband Cash Warren - because she has never believed in marriage.
The couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Los Angeles in 2008, just weeks before Alba gave birth to their first child, daughter Honor Marie, now 20 months.
But the Hollywood actress was reluctant to make their union official, because she has never wanted to wed.
She tells Cosmopolitan magazine, "I had a hard time agreeing with marriage at all because I feel like its been warped. Originally, it was two families coming together to make a stronger family. It was about survival - not love or soul mates. And now the way they market marriage - even as a kid through Disney movies - is that it’s all about Prince Charming sweeping you off your feet.
“There’s this mentality that you need the big dress and the big day - the day every girl gets to be a princess. I didn’t agree with any of that. This tradition of obeying your husband like he’s your king? It’s a load of c**p. Love and honor, yes. But you should love and honor yourself too, and all your friends.
“I chose to get married because, essentially, you’re given a deck of cards in life. The hand you were dealt with is your family and you can’t choose them."