Schwimmer, best known for his role as Ross Geller in sitcom 'Friends', secretly married Brit photographer Zoe Buckman in 2010.
"My mother always told me: 'Find a good woman." It was great advice... but hard to follow'," the Sun quoted him as saying.
But, working 14 or 15 hours a day on the show meant there was no time for him to find true love-much to his mother's dismay.
"I had some long-term relationships but I never came close to marriage. I also had a strong work ethic from both my parents. It is the way I was raised, a lot of pressure to achieve," he said.
When he celebrated his 40th birthday, his mom asked him whether he was happy.
"I was, but knew I could be happier. I'd have liked to have been married and looking forward to a family. I think my mom must have despaired at times but she was never critical.
"Through all these tough years, Mom was obviously hoping I'd find the 'right girl' - and said so. I knew she was correct and that it would be good for me," said Schwimmer.
"My personal life was put on full-time hold. Poor mom must have thought she would never see her son married," he added. (ANI)