August 10, 2008
Newly single Anne Hathaway says her June split from Italian beau Raffaello Follieri - currently under investigation for wire fraud - made her stronger.
'The worst thing that happens to you can be the best thing for you, if you don't let it get the best of you,' Hathaway, 25, says - quoting humorist Will Rogers - in Britain's The Independent.
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The Break Up didn't turn her off from marriage.
'I've always wanted a family,' she explains. 'I'm not one of those people who says, 'What's the point of marriage?''
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To 'find someone you can be yourself around, who makes you laugh, who challenges you in a good way, and where you just speak off each other,' she says.
'My parents have been married more than 25 years, with all the glory and all the pain you can imagine, but they've stayed together,' Hathaway continues. 'I want a strong marriage like that.
The get smart star may be ready to date again - but don't expect to see her with a co-star.
'I try not to date where I work,' she says. 'It makes life easier. Besides, the possibility has never really arisen.'
But she's keeping her options open.
'I don't say no to anybody,' she says, 'because I'd hope that people wouldn't say no to me because I'm an actor - but they'd have to be a pretty extraordinary.'
For now, Hathaway says she's 'just a person living my life. I don't take myself too seriously, to be honest. It just seems silly, because if I thought about it too much, all I could say is, 'Why me?''