Anne Hathaway's marriage has "changed" her.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

The 'Devil Wears Prada' star has credited her husband Adam Shulman - who she tied the knot with five years ago - for "changing her ability to be in the world comfortably".

She said: "He changed my ability to be in the world comfortably. I think the accepted narrative now is that we, as women, don't need anybody. But I need my husband. His unique and specific love has changed me."

And the 34-year-old actress - who has 11-month-old son Jonathan with Adam - also branded mommy guilt as "invented nonsense".

Speaking about paid parental leave in the United States, she added to the April issue of ELLE magazine: "I can't believe we don't already have it. When [my son] Johnny was a week old and I was holding him and I was in the ninth level of ecstasy, I just all of a sudden thought, 'Mommy guilt is invented nonsense.'

"We're encouraged to judge each other, but we should be turning our focus to the people and institutions who should be supporting us and currently aren't."

Meanwhile, it was previously claimed that Anne is "enjoying every second" of parenthood.

A source said: "Anne is just enjoying every second with her baby boy. They are loving every minute being new parents. He is such a sweet and happy baby. He looks like a mixture between Anne and Adam. Adam has been such a great husband and really supportive to Anne.

"They have many friends and family coming in and out of their home in LA this past two weeks. Anne and Adam's parents have been very helpful with the baby. Anne plans on breastfeeding and wants to experience and feel everything about being a new mother. The new parents have been taking turns taking care of their son during the nights."