Why Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara won’t get married

They’re on the same wavelength! Dating since January 2017, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara “are so in love,” a source tells Us Weekly in the new issue. But that doesn’t mean the pair — who met on the set of Mary Magdalene and also star together in upcoming comedy Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot — have plans to walk down the aisle any time soon.

“They’re never going to get married because they think marriage is too mainstream,” reveals the source, adding that Mara, 33, has fully embraced her man’s unique way of life. “Joaquin transforms all his girlfriends into being holistic, vegan, spiritual and into saving the world,” the insider explains.

In April, the three-time Oscar nominee, 43, told Collider that he, his late brother River and his sisters Rain and Liberty (younger sister Summer had not yet been born) all decided to go vegan after a childhood fishing trip. “I just had a profound strong reaction,” to the fish being killed, he said. “I think that during that moment we knew that we were not going to eat meat anymore.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Garth Davis attend a special screening of 'Mary Magdalene' at The National Gallery on February 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Rooney Mara (L) and Joaquin Phoenix attend the 'Mary Magdalene' special screening held at The National Gallery on February 26, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 28: Joaquin Phoenix (L) and Rooney Mara applaud during the Closing Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US actor Joaquin Phoenix (L) looks at US actress Rooney Mara after he was awarded with the Best Actor Prize for his part in 'You Were Never Really Here' on May 28, 2017 during the closing ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Spike Jones, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix attend the photocall of movie Her, presented in compettion at the 8th International Rome Film Festival. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Actor Joaquin Phoenix and actress Rooney Mara attend the 'Her' Photocall during the 8th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Actress Rooney Mara, director Spike Jonze and actors Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson attend 'Her' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Director Spike Jonze, actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix speak at the 'Her' Press Conference during the 8th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Director Spike Jonze, actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix speak at the 'Her' Press Conference during the 8th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Spike Jonze attend the 'Her: A Spike Jonze Love Story' film screening during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix attend the Closing Night Gala Presentation Of 'Her' during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Actors Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams attend the Closing Night Gala Presentation Of 'Her' during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara attend the New York special screening of Amazon Studios' 'You Were Never Really Here' at Metrograph on April 3, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mara is also an animal-lover: “She was recently trying to find a holistic doctor for her dog,” says the source.

In September, Phoenix told The New York Times that he and Mara were living together in Hollywood. “They don’t really like to go out,” notes the source. “They mainly just like to be with each other as the two of them. They’re in their own bubble.”

For more on Phoenix and Mara’s romance, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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