updated 05/27/2008 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/27/2008 AT 2:50 PM ET
Ellen DeGeneres clearly has marriage on her mind.
On Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres noted that Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have been married for 10 years, unheard of in Hollywood. “It’s like dog years when you’re married here,” she said. “That’s like 50 years, right?
“What I found is divorce just can’t be an option,” the actor explained. “It’s really that simple. And I think that’s the problem with L.A. – there are so many options. So a huge part of the success for [Jada] and I is that we just removed the other options.”
The secret to their success? “We’re like listen, we’re going to be together one way or the other so we might as well try to be happy,” he said.
DeGeneres also suggested that Smith consider politics for his next project – and join Barack Obama as his running mate.
“I do think about [running for office] sometimes,” Smith admitted. “Right up until that Monday after the movie opens and I have a 100-percent approval rating. No politician is ever going to have that!”