Ricky Gervais: There’s ‘no point’ marry Jane Fallon
Ricky Gervais "doesn’t see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.
The ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ star has been in a relationship with the 55-year-old author since 1984 but sees no point on walking down the aisle as they are married in all ways except "from in the eyes of God".
He said: "I just don’t see the point. We share everything. I mean we are married, apart from in the eyes of God, which neither of us believe in. That’s ridiculous, that law. I mean, how more married can we be? But we don’t want a big do. We don’t want our families to meet! No, I’m joking – we know each other’s families, that’s fine."
And the 55-year-old comedian insists the couple have a "very normal life" and generally manage to avoid too many crazed fans.
He added: "I live a very normal life … I live in Hampstead, and on the Upper East Side in New York, and in Beverly Hills when I’m in LA, where they see plenty of famous people. If I land in the sticks then it’s probably a bit more hairy. I’d feel vulnerable [on the Tube], but I never liked it anyway."
Meanwhile, Ricky also revealed he spends most of his day doing admin work but would rather do it himself than hire someone as he feels he has more "control" over his life that way.
He told The Sunday Times magazine: "It bores me, and I hate it, but I’ve always done it. The alternative is worse: not being in control and not knowing what’s going on.
"That would be worse for me. I can’t stand not being in charge. House staff? No. I’ve got an assistant, and I’ve got an agent, but I’m not one of those people who has an entourage."