Although it may be a taboo for some, many celebrities aren’t shy when it comes to their open relationships and their views on monogamy. Here, we look at 15 celebrities who don’t believe in monogamy. #7, #4 and #3 will probably surprise you!
15. Will & Jada Smith
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A rumor about Will and Jada having an open marriage went around for many years. Although they dodged the question many times, Jada Pinkett Smith recently told HuffPost Live that: “Will is his own man” and “can do whatever” he wants. After receiving criticism about her ideas, she stressed that, rather than calling it an open relationship, she and Will have a grown one.
Click on the next slide to see what other A-listers made it to our list.
14. Scarlett Johansson
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Johansson said in an interview with Playboy that monogamy “isn’t natural” and that “it’s a lot of work” for her. Despite her beliefs, she was married twice (first to Ryan Reynolds and later, to Romain Dauriac). She described marriage as a “beautiful responsibility, but it’s a responsibility.”
“It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond,” she said in the interview. Perhaps she’ll give it a try for a third time?
Check out the next slide to see what famous rapper believes monogamy is unnatural.
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Akon has been very vocal about his views on monogamy. He believes that men are “natural breeders” and that there would be “less domestic disputes” in the world if women embraced polygamy.
Click on the next slide to see what British beauty doesn’t believe in monogamy.
12. Sienna Miller
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Following the cheating incident involving her then-fiancé, Jude Law, and their babysitter in 2005, Miller revealed that it wasn’t her first. She told Rolling Stone:”I don’t know, monogamy is a weird thing for me,” she said. “It’s an overrated virtue, because, let’s face it, we’re animals.”
Could polygamy be a matter of genetics? That’s what the next celeb on our list believes!
11. Shailene Woodley
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Back in 2014, Woodley opened up to Marie Claire, saying: “I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever.”
She is currently dating rugby player Ben Volavola, and hasn’t given an update about her thoughts on monogamy. Maybe her new bf made her change her mind?
Click on the next slide to see what this celeb accused of cheating has to say about the topic.
10. Ethan Hawke
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Hawke is notoriously remembered for cheating on Uma Thurman with a much-younger woman name Jennifer Perzow. He defended his actions by telling Mr. Porter:“People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity.” He also blamed it on human nature by stating that “our species is not monogamous”.
Check out what famous comedian has some unusual views about commitment.
9. Whoopi Goldberg
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Goldberg, who has been married three times, stated in her book If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” Run!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships that relationships “require a lot of work that I actually don’t want to do”.
She also said that extramarital sex shouldn’t be a problem, as ” it is a whole lot better than being frustrated and angry at the person you love.”
Up next, one of the biggest celebrities in the world opens up about her very public affair.
8. Angelina Jolie
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Remember the major scandal involving Jolie, Brad Pitt, and his then-wife, Jennifer Aniston? Well, Angelina thinks it wasn’t such a big deal. She told Das Neue magazine: “I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards”. Wow.
And she isn’t the only one who thinks this way. We still have 7 more celebs on this list!
7. Tom Ford
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Although fashion designer Tom Ford has been with his partner, Richard Buckley for over 30 years, he told Arena in an interview: “I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think it’s something that comes naturally to us.”
6. Mo’ Nique
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The Precious star has always been very open about her marriage to hubby Sidney Hicks. She said in an interview that having an open marriage was actually her idea. She believes that what matters in a marriage is being open and honest with each other.
What celebrity is living with not one, but two partners? Click on the next slide to find out.
5. Tilda Swinton
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Swinton revealed to the Daily Mail that she lived with her ex-partner John Byrne and with Sandro Kopp, her boyfriend, at the same time. Yup! She explained that “we’re all really good friends. It’s a very happy situation”. Who would have thought?
Next, another famous rapper made it to our list.
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T-Pain has been married to wife Amber Najm for 12 years. He has admitted that they have an open relationship, but he can only bring women in if his wife is there, too.
Another blond bombshell is coming up next on our list. Guess who she is!
3. Kristen Bell
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Bell has been happily married to Dax Shepherd since 2013, but she has some unusual views on relationships. She told Men’s Journal: “I’m quite positive we are not meant to be monogamous. It’s difficult, and it requires a lot of attention, vulnerability, and openness.”
She also noted that, if one partner isn’t satisfied, you can kiss the relationship goodbye, because “somebody’s going to stray”.
#2 is another celeb who was caught up in a cheating scandal. Make sure you don’t miss it!
2. Hugh Grant
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Who could forget that time when Grant cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute? Probably no one! In his defense, he told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show: “Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful, relationships? No, No, No. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something.”
We have one more A-lister on our list. Check it out!
1. Cameron Diaz
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Before marrying Good Charlotte member Benji Madden, Diaz told InStyle: “I don’t know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it’s been ingrained in us to do these things”
However, according to People magazine, Cameron has “become a new person with more self-confidence and grounding” after they became husband and wife.”Apparently, Madden managed to do what her exes (Justin Timberlake, Jared Leto, and Alex Rodriguez, among others) failed to do: make her change her mind!