updated 09/08/2010 AT 8:10 AM ET
•originally published 09/08/2010 AT 10:30 AM ET
“I just look for a really nice ass!” the actor, his tongue in his cheek, told reporters at Tuesday’s New York press conference for his new movie, The Romantics.
Kidding aside, the Transformers star, 37, says he’s come to appreciate Fergie’s inner beauty and the connection that’s at the core of love. “You grow up and you realize it isn’t just about the aesthetic,” he says. “It’s about whether or not that person makes you better and whether or not that person makes you happy. You’re lucky if you can find it.”