Movie star Jack Black has vowed never to wed - because his parents' bitter divorce destroyed his illusions of marriage.

The wacky comic has been dating WILL + Grace writer Laura Kightlinger for seven years and the couple share a plush home in Hollywood, but the SCHOOL OF ROCK star insists they don't need to exchange vows to cement their union.

He says, "My parents split up when I was only 10 years old. I'm never going to get married. My parents had an awful marriage and an even worse divorce. I never want to go through that.

"Laura knows I don't want the whole marriage thing - when it's good it's good and when it's bad, it's over. It's better that way. I don't need to write down my vows on a piece of paper."

20/01/2004 17:26