Mena Suvari - Mena Suvari's love lessons06 October 2012
Mena Suvari - who split from her second husband earlier this year - says her current partner Salvador Sanchez has taught her ''a lot'' about love.
Mena Suvari's love lessons
Mena Suvari has ''learnt about love'' since ending her second marriage.
The 'American Beauty' star - who split from second husband Simone Sestito earlier this year - claims her new relationship with tattoo artist Salvador Sanchez has taught her ''a lot about love'' and she thinks she was ''superficial'' in the past.
She said: ''The relationship I'm in now has actually taught me a lot about love.
''Thankfully, I now realise how superficial I might have previously made it in the past. I finally realise that it doesn't matter what someone looks like, it's more about their energy and their whole essence. I just feel really lucky that I can finally experience that.
''I think I needed to experience the things that happened in my life because I wouldn't be where I am, emotionally, without them.''
Mena spends most of her time in Los Angeles, but admits she does not feel too much pressure forcing her to maintain a Californian-style body.
She told Reveal magazine: ''In Los Angeles there's a lot of energy towards your appearance. It's something I'm aware of but I don't let it dictate my life. I take care of myself because I want to be healthy, but I don't want to live my life worrying what I look like all the time.''