Movie stalwart Matt Dillon insists he never wants to get married - because he's witnessed several relationships which have turned ugly.

The THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY star is a firm believer that a successful union will last as long as it's not ruined by a trip down the aisle.

He says, "I don't feel the need to marry. I've seen too many people in unhappy marriages and I think, 'Why put yourself through that ceremony if you're not going to be happy together?'

"I have a friend who's been divorced twice and he always says, 'Don't ruin a great relationship by getting married.' For me, it would have to be the right circumstances.

"And let's just say I haven't been buying any rings lately."

18/07/2003 17:25