Ricky Gervais' marriage refusal marriage refusal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 February 2010
Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais' marriage refusal

Ricky Gervais refuses to get married to Jane Fallon, his partner of 25 years because he doesn't believe in God

Ricky Gervais won't tie the knot because he doesn't believe in God.

The comedian - who lives with Jane Fallon, a producer and novelist - said they'd never gotten married because they weren't religious and had never felt the need to make it official after 25 years.

He said: "I don't see the point. We are married for all intents and purposes, everything's shared, and actually our fake marriage has lasted longer than a real one... but there's no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God."

The 48-year-old star of 'The Office' also admitted he was a huge slob so had to work hard to keep off the pounds, but denied he only exercised to fit in with his Hollywood friends.

He told the Sunday Times newspaper: "Because if I didn't do that I'd be a massive ball of gout. It's not because of LA, no. Even if I was skinny my role would still be middle-aged chumps."

The only thing he would change about his body if he could, was his beard.

He said: "I wish my beard didn't come through grey and ginger."

Apart from that the Golden Globes host said life with partner Jane was pretty stress-free.

He said: "I've got to the point now where if so much as a letter comes through the door... it's like, 'uh'. The cat was sick on the carpet this morning. That's like, 'uh.' "

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