She’s never been the typical Hollywood starlet, and Evangeline Lilly tells Ocean Drive magazine that from a young age she knew she was different than her friends. In her cover story, Lilly discusses that she and her longtime partner Norman Kali have no plans on getting married, unlike many of her Tinseltown peers.
The “Lost” lady explains, “Every other 16-year-old girl wanted to look at bridal magazines; I could not have been more bored with the notion. I have an American son and an American partner, so marriage might logistically make sense at one point.”
“My partner is a stay-at-home father, so if he wants to be on my health plan, or taxwise, or maybe on paper we want to have our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed, but emotionally neither of us really feels the need for it. We love each other today, and we hope we’ll love each other tomorrow. In my world, I don’t believe in forever promises. I don’t think it’s realistic.”
However, Evangeline and Norman both want more children- “What I wanted originally was six kids. I frickin’ love being pregnant. I’m one of the lucky women who just had a blissful pregnancy, but I wanted to adopt four. My partner and I have really been through the ringer in the adoption world and it’s hard, so we’ll see what happens. Life is magically beautiful, and it brings you what is perfect.”
As for life in Los Angeles, “I love it for a time. I love the entertaining and to see the lights and the shows and enjoy the restaurants and see my friends who I never see, but there’s an emptiness that settles in very quickly. There’s no nature. There’s no trees. I fly into L.A. and my heart sinks, because I look at this vast landscape of concrete and I get sick to my stomach.”
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