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Dakota Fanning 'Doesn't Really' Date, Blames Parents' Successful Marriage

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    Dakota Fanning arrives for the premiere of the film "The Runaways" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 24, 2010.
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
January 30, 2013|10:40 am

Dakota Fanning has revealed that she "doesn't really" date and has a unique excuse as to why not: her parents' successful marriage.

"I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college. I've always thought that's what it's supposed to be like, and if it's not, then I don't want to waste my time on it," Fanning told Glamour magazine in a recent interview.

While the 18-year-old is at the peak of her career and could go out on any date she wants, Fanning is just not interested. And that's the way it's been for years, she explained.

"Even when I was 14, I was like, 'I'm not gonna marry this person. What's the point of doing it?' It's not me being naïve. I just know what it's supposed to be like. And I think until I feel that, I cannot be bothered," she said.

Fanning began acting at a young age and set the bar high for child actresses, including her little sister, Elle. Dakota has starred on several prime-time series before moving into the film industry. She has been a part of the very successful "Twilight Saga" series, cementing her role in the industry.

She has also moved into the fashion industry, working as a model for the likes of Marc Jacobs. Controversy ensued in the United Kingdom when the latest ad for his perfume with a scantily clad Fanning sitting with her legs spread around a bottle of the perfume was banned.

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"We noted that the model was holding up the perfume bottle which rested in her lap between her legs and we considered that its position was sexually provocative. We understood the model was 17 years old but we considered that she looked under the age of 16," the Advertising Standards Authority said in a statement.

"We considered that the length of her dress, her leg, and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child," the organization continued.

"If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can," Fanning told Glamour. "But it's also like, 'Why are you making it about that, you creep?' I love Marc [Jacobs] and trust him, and we just laughed about it."

 

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