His love life has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the years, and while he has always preferred to keep his relationships out of the spotlight, Hugh Grant has no problem sharing his unique views on love and marriage.

 

The About A Boy actor has caused quite the stir this week, after admitting to believing that affairs are the secret to a successful marriage.

 

In a particularly candid interview, the 55-year-old said: “I always admire the French and Italians who are very devoted to their marriages. They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o’clock in the afternoon – you just never boast about it."

 

 

“They never say anything, but that’s what keeps marriages together,” Grant added.

 

Hugh, who is currently in a relationship with Anna Eberstein, added that marriage is definitely not on his radar.

 

“Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships? No, no, no…No one ever said that was a good idea. I think there’s something unromantic about marriage. You’re closing yourself off,” he said.

 

 

Hugh, who is on the promotional trail for new movie Florence Foster Jenkins right now, is father to four children.

 

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