Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard. The actress has shared an image of her engagement ring for the first time (PA Wire/PA Images)

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'Ultimately marriage is like business' - Emily Ratajkowski explains cynical take on matrimony while reflecting on secret wedding

Emily Ratajkowski has referred to marriage as 'a joke' while explaining how her secret 'quickie' wedding was just for her and her husband.

The 'We Are Your Friends' actress and her spouse Sebastian Bear-McClard tied the knot in secret earlier this year at a courthouse in New York and she really liked how low key it was.

Speaking on Busy Tonight, she said: "We knew each other for a longtime before and he likes to joke like, 'Yeah, everyone thinks we got married quickly but you vetted me for two years.'


"Women always know... I was always like 'Okay, I probably shouldn't hang out with that guy alone' ... and then next thing you know I'm at the courthouse getting married. It was secret for four hours.

"Weddings are amazing, I want to party, I want to celebrate love and relationships, but this was just for us and it was very nice."

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old model and actress previously revealed she sees marriage as a "business" and she believes there are no expectations on the institution because its history is a "joke".

She said: "You know, ultimately marriage is like business. Marriage is really to me what you want to take from it, because the history of it is like a joke."

Emily wanted to keep her nuptials a secret for as long as possible so shunned a traditional white wedding dress for a tailored suit.

She revealed: "I was not a Pinterest bride! I do so much glam, I do fittings once a week so for me it was just so nice to throw on a Zara suit that I loved, do my own hair and make-up. I always feel the most confident when I do it myself - and not have to have the fussiness of being a bride."

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