NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:25 PM
Actress Lena Dunham told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday that she and boyfriend Jack Antonoff aren’t ready for marriage.
Quit asking Lena Dunham when she’s getting married.
The “Girls” creator and star still isn’t ready to get hitched, despite her repeated vows not to tie the knot with boyfriend Jack Antonoff until same-sex marriage became legal nationwide, she said on Friday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“Now, where’s your ring?” DeGeneres asked.
The actress showed off a chunky non-engagement ring on her right hand, joking that she and the Bleachers frontman, like many other heterosexual couples, have been “hiding behind fake liberal ideals” to avoid the daunting commitment — though she is “excited to marry him at some point.”
“We were thrilled; we were celebrating,” Dunham told DeGeneres of the day the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of marriage equality.
“And then suddenly the texts just started coming from our friends, from our mothers, from our exercise instructors. Being like, ‘Finally, it’s your time!’” she said. “And we kind of looked at each other … like, Oh God, what have we done?”
Dunham was singing a different tune the day the Supreme Court announced its historic decision.
“Get on it, yo,” she tweeted at Antonoff on June 26. The two have been together since meeting on a blind date in 2012.
Antonoff didn’t reply publicly, but he did tweet his support of the landmark decision. “This is survival for many couples,” he said.
One reason Dunham and Antonoff haven’t gotten engaged is that she’s “intimidated” by gay couples “killing it” at weddings, the actress told DeGeneres.
The “Not That Kind of Girl” author, whose 23-year-old sister is gay, had previously told DeGeneres she wouldn’t wed her musician beau until all couples could marry.
“The idea of having a celebration that can’t be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn’t really feel like a celebration at all,” she said during a March 9 appearance.
Though she remains intimidated by the fact that “gay people are kind of killing it at weddings right now,” the comedian has plenty of big ideas for her own nuptials, which she shares with Antonoff as he drifts off to sleep, she said on Friday.
“He goes, ‘Maybe we can talk about it tomorrow,’” she said. “Or in five or six years.’”