After marrying Josh Brolin in 2004, Diane Lane made a 911 call that ultimately resulted in Josh’s arrest on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Diane, who didn’t press charges, doesn’t comment on the incident.
But the 45-year-old actress opens up about their relationship in the new issue of Ladies’ Home Journal.
“At my own peril I will quote Mae West, who said, ‘Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one,'” she says, laughing. “I embrace that. Bring it on. Because that’s what intimacy is: It’s a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in. And it’s hard. Look at all of the sages throughout history. They lived alone.”
Diane insists the compromise that comes with marriage is worth it. “I recently said to Josh, ‘Being in a relationship makes it impossible to avoid yourself.’ It may not always make me comfortable but it sure has made me a better person. And I’ll take that any day.”