Money can't buy love, but how much you have may affect your views on marriage.
A UCLA study published in the current issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family found that lower income people had more traditional views about marriage and divorce than people who are higher up on the pay scale.
The study found that poor people are less likely to think divorce is a viable option to fix an unhappy marriage. The findings also suggest that government spending to "promote the value of marriage among the poor" isn't worth the trouble.
"The United States is spending money teaching people about the value of marriage and family, and we are saying, congratulations, the battle has been won," Benjamin Karney, the senior author of the study and a psychologist at UCLA, said in a press release.
Those with lower incomes, however, do tend to postpone marriage, often until after having children, the study says.
"They think if they marry their current partner, they are likely to get divorced -- and couples that have financial strain are much more likely to have marital difficulties," Karney said.
Tying the knot, no matter your income, is expensive. And perhaps those without as much green are smart to hold off until they're sure they won't separate -- unlike these celebrities who forked over millions for their nuptials only to end up in Splitsville.
In August 2011, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were married in an estimated $6 million wedding, though Kardashian's wedding planner has said that the reality star received discounts from vendors. The couple separated in October after 72 days of marriage.
Liza Minnelli and David Gest reportedly spent $3.5 million on their March 2002 wedding, which featured a twelve-layer wedding cake and performance by Tony Bennett. The couple divorced in July 2003 after a year of marriage.
Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky were married in a $2 million celebration in 1991, though they split in 1996 after five years of marriage.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills' June 2002 wedding cost an estimated $3 million. They split in May 2006.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar reportedly spent $2.5 million on their week-long wedding in 2007. Hurley filed for divorce in 2011 after four years of marriage.