Celebrity marriages are renowned for having a particularly short shelf life. It takes many things to make a partnership work—does that include having an open relationship?
With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, is monogamy just an idealistic dream?
Well, here are the celebrities living the dream and the ones who at least tried it!
1.Tilda Swinton and John Byrne
Tilda and ex-husband John had an open marriage during their union. Both loved each other and raised their children together, but had various sidepieces. This way they get to spend time as a family and then spend time with other people who they love, but who aren’t family.
2. Kody Brown and Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown
This should be one of most ultimate open marriage of all time, where kody is married to four wives!
3. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
At the beginning of their relationship, the pair apparently exercised an open relationship with Justin setting up rules that apparently fuelled his adoration of the ladies. Now JT and JB are married with a kid! This tells us that an open relationship works perfectly for them.
4. Larry King & Shawn King
After six failed marriages, television host Larry King finally struck gold when he married Shawn King in 1997. This is Larry’s seventh and longest marriage! They have a policy in their relationship and that is, they tell each other when they’re seeing someone on the side and they both accept it.
5. Pink and Carey Hart
Singer Pink and her husband Carey Hart were in an open relationship from the beginning. But they did break up once because Pink was allegedly fed up with Hart’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The breakup lasted 11 months.
6. Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks
Mo’Nique has received a lot of backlash in the media recently, as many people assumed her open marriage was her husband’s idea, but that’s far from the truth! Mo’Nique said it was her idea of seeing other people early on in their relationship, and they have gotten to a point where extramarital affairs are okay with both of them.
7. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
In 2013, Jada posted to Facebook and said Will and she doesn’t have an open marriage, but a “grown” one. She meant to say “Will and I both can do whatever we want because we TRUST each other to do so.” This so-called ‘grown’ marriage really seems to be working because Will and Jada have been married for almost 20 years!
8. Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
This one is a no-brainer, but we definitely couldn’t leave the king of open marriages off of this list! Hef has married Crystal Harris, and the two have kept quiet about their relationship. We’re pretty certain the 89-year-old eternal playboy hasn’t changed his ways when it comes to inviting other women into his bedroom.
9. Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean
Dolly Parton met Carl Thomas Dean in 1968, and they have been together ever since. For years, it was assumed the country singer had an open marriage with her husband after she made the comment, “If we cheat we don’t know it. If we do cheat, it’s very good for both us.” Its been almost more than 40 years they’ve been married.
10. Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes
It’s no surprise actor Ethan Hawke is a fan of open relationships, especially since he publicly cheated on his ex-wife, Uma Thurman, with their nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. They had an open marriage because Ethan says he can’t stay with one woman. It’s impossible for him!
11. T-Pain and Amber Najm
According to TMZ, T-Pain and his wife have an open relationship, but here’s the catch: T can bring girls home, but Amber has to be there…either watching or participating. Hmmm, interesting!
12. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Mrgan and Brian have not yet disclosed or admitted anything about their open marriage, but for the past few years they both had some high cheating scandals and despite of the fact they’re still together! So… it’s good…