Marriage, once viewed as mandatory, is just one of many lifestyle options in today's anything-goes society. Couples are living together for long stretches, and even having kids together, before they get married--if they choose to get married at all (recent census data even attributes the recent small decline in the divorce rate to, among other factors, a rise in couples cohabitating).
Celebrities are reflecting these changing values--and not just Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who seemed to have thumbed their noses at the institution long ago. Many more have expressed their profound ambivalence towards marriage as of late, which should come as no surprise: after all, what group is better poised to contemplate the meaning of marriage than one defined by on-again, off-again engagements and multiple divorces? Here, seven celebrities who have offered up their opinions on the subject.