Why Winona Ryder Never Got Married

The actress opens up about being a "serial monogamist."

ByMichael Rothman
July 15, 2016, 1:26 PM
PHOTO: Actress Winona Ryder attends the premiere of "Stranger Things" at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Actress Winona Ryder attends the premiere of "Stranger Things" at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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— -- Iconic actress Winona Ryder has in the past been romantically linked to the likes of Johnny Depp.

The former "Beetlejuice" actress, 44, says candidly that she sees herself possibly never getting married.

Ryder told The Edit that "I’m a serial monogamist. I was single for a while and dating and ... I just didn’t know how to do it!"

She said she's always had a romantic attachment since she was 15 years old.

"But marriage? I don’t know. I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times," she said. "Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don’t think I could do it if that was a possibility. When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high. But I’ve been happily with someone for quite a while now.”

Ryder also opened up about aging in Hollywood, growing from a teenage actress to one with more mature roles.

"I love getting older. I think it has to do with always being the kid on set," she continued. "It’s interesting because, these days, [cosmetic surgery] is treated almost like hygiene. I’ve had people say to me, ‘Oh, you should, you know...’ and they point to my forehead. ‘Get that seen to!’ But I’m like, ‘No! I’ve been waiting so long for that to happen!’”

She added, "I know actresses have a tough time because of their age – they’re just not getting hired. I know it exists. You’re the girlfriend, then you’re the mother. But I don’t see it as a bad thing - – it can be just as interesting, if not more so, than the leading-lady, ingénue phase.”

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