The Dark Knight Rises star admits her now-husband made her rethink her romantic outlook when they began dating in 2009, because for years she never understood the need to host an extravagant bash to prove her commitment to a lover.
And her broken romance to conman Raffaelo Follieri prior to meeting actor/jeweller Shulman just made her more determined than ever to stay single.
But she has changed her tune and now tells Glamour magazine, ""Marriage for marriage's sake doesn't make any sense to me... I would never have gotten married if it weren't for him. You have to want to be married to someone. You have to feel that reciprocated.""
The couple ultimately exchanged vows in September (12) and Hathaway insists she wants fans to know married life is great.
She continues, ""There's not a lot of positive information out there about marriage. It's the old ball and chain, the seven-year itch, (and) the divorce rate... (but) it's wonderful. I feel like I've found my other half, and I'm so excited about getting to love him for the rest of our lives.
""He's a good man. He's beyond intelligent. He loves fearlessly. His beliefs are beautiful. He's my best friend. I love him. I just feel that I have the greatest husband in the world for me.""