Comedian/actress Mo’Nique agreed to have an open marriage with her husband. But now, Mo’Nique, in a recent interview with Barbara Walters, is saying that the “open” part of the relationship is for her husband ONLY!!
Here’s a quote from Mo:
“Let me say this: I have not had sex outside my marriage with Sidney,” the Academy Award nominee says in this year’s 29th – and final – Barbara Walters Oscar special.
“Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That’s not a deal-breaker. That’s not something that would make us say, ‘Pack your things and let’s end the marriage.'”
And what if the “Precious” star discovered that Hicks had, well, stepped out more than once? No sweat.
“What if it’s 20 times?” asks the openminded actress. “So what? We’ve been best friends for over 25 years, and we truly know who we are. Oftentimes, people get into marriages and they don’t know who they’re laying next to. I’m very comfortable and secure with my husband.”
A true open marriage is where BOTH partners agree to have other partners, in such relationships there are usually a set of very clear rules and boundries for the when, where and who of the extramarital activities. For many that works, afterall, everyone is not cut out to be monogamous. But what it sounds like Monique is describing is a marriage where her husband can have a chick on the side if he feels like it, and she just has to smile and turn her head. You can bet your next paycheck that it would definitely not be alright if she got a little extra on the side. That is not an equal and healthy partnership. That is a lopsided relationship where one partner puts up with certain behaviors because they don’t want to be alone.
Do you think Monique is the poster girl for the low self esteem set or is she just putting up with cerain behavior because she doesn’t want to be alone ?
Do you see this as lopsided?