15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages

Chela Mibei
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You’ve heard of monogamy, but have you heard of its less famous, eyebrow-raising cousin, open marriage? While most quickly associate it with scandalous tabloid headlines, a surprising number of our beloved celebrities swear by it.

Let’s take an intimate peek into the unconventional love lives of 15 celebrities who have tossed traditional relationship norms to the wind. Remember, in love and relationships, it’s not our place to judge but to sit back, munch popcorn and enjoy the show.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages
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In a 2021 interview with GQMagazine, Will said, “Marriage cannot be a prison for us, and I don’t recommend our path to anyone.”  Will Smith disclosed that he and Jada have been involved in extramarital relationships with mutual consent.

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean

15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages
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Country music legend Dolly Parton has been married to her husband, Carl Dean, for over 50 years, but they have an unconventional secret to their long-lasting marriage – they both agreed to allow each other to have flings on the side.

“He’s not jealous, and I’m not jealous of him. He knows I flirt. He flirts, too. Yes, it’s an open relationship, but not sexu@lly, and I would kill him if I thought he was doing that.” Dolly said.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages
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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green allegedly had a one-sided open relationship, granting Fox the liberty to engage in flings outside their marriage.

Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks

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Comedian and actress Mo’Nique has been open about her non-traditional marriage with her husband, Sidney Hicks, where both partners are free to pursue physical intimacy with others if the desire arises. The pair even co-hosted a podcast called “Mo’Nique & Sidney’s Open Relationship.”

Tilda Swinton and John Byrne

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The 62-year-old Scottish actress Tilda Swinton lived with John Byrne and their twins, Xavier and Honor. Additionally, she had a romantic relationship with artist Sandro Kopp at the same time. This unique arrangement was accepted by all parties involved, and she believed it was best for her children.

Robert Crumb & Aline Kominsky-Crumb

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This unconventional comic book duo has been together for over 40 years, with both partners allowing each other the freedom to engage in sexu@l experiences outside their marriage.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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This former power couple may have gone through a messy divorce, but they were known to have an open relationship during their 12-year relationship. However, Jolie closed the arrangement after Pitt’s alleged affair with actress Marion Cotillard.

Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow

15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages
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This consciously uncoupled couple famously had an open relationship during their 10-year marriage. Paltrow even referred to it as a “conscious throupling” at one point.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

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During their eight-year marriage, this Hollywood duo was known for their adventurous and open-minded attitude towards relationships, which included three-person trysts.

Shirley MacLaine and Steve Parker

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The legendary actress has been open about her unconventional marriage to producer Steve Parker, which involved both partners being free to explore outside relationships.

Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis

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This iconic Hollywood couple had a long-lasting open marriage, where both partners were free to have flings as long as it didn’t interfere with their emotional connection and commitment.

Larry King & Shawn King

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The late talk show host and his wife, Shawn, were open about their open marriage, with Larry stating that he didn’t believe in monogamy.

Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter

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This former reality star couple had an open relationship during their six-year marriage. However, it ultimately led to their split when Carter fell in love with Miley Cyrus.

Margaret Cho & Al Ridenour

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This comedian and her husband have been in an open relationship for over 14 years. Cho states that it allows them to explore their sexu@l!ty freely without any shame or guilt.

Andrei Kirilenko & Masha Lopatova

15 Celebrities Who Swear By Open Marriages
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Former NBA star Andrei Kirilenko and his wife Masha have been open about their non-monogamous relationship, allowing each other a “cheat day” once a year.

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    Chela excels in crafting insightful pieces, drawing from her background in finance and commerce. Her passions for reading, travel, writing, and volunteering enrich her contributions.

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