Diane Kruger has learned her lesson when it comes to marriage: it isn’t for everybody. The German actress, who was married to French actor and director Guillaume Canet for five years, told Glamour that once is enough for her.  “Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don’t believe in marriage.  I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There’s no paper that will make you stay.” The Huffington Post reports that while Kruger may not want to walk down the aisle, she is looking forward to having kids one day with TV star and long-time boyfriend Joshua Jackson.

Is tying the knot actually necessary?

Cupid’s Advice:

Some people need to say “I do” to make a commitment, while others believe it’s unnecessary. Cupid has some tips on how to know if marriage is right for you:

1. Complete your fairy tale: If you’ve always dreamed about your wedding and starting a family with a spouse, then marriage is necessary for you. Go for it if you don’t feel right not making it official.

2. Don’t do it to please others: Get married for yourself.  It may sound selfish, but if you’re taking a walk down the aisle because someone else wants you to, you’ll regret it.

3. You don’t need a piece of paper: Getting hitched is not required to make a life-long commitment. If committing “in your heart” is enough for you and your mate, then tying the knot isn’t necessary.