If you’re trying to convince your girlfriend to open up your relationship, you can use these celebrity couples with open marriages as examples. For open relationships to work, you and your partner need to already have a base of honest communication and trust between you.
- Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks Actress, comedian and talk show host Mo’Nique has spoken publicly about her open marriage with husband Sidney Hicks. To the disapproval of some, only Hicks sees other people. She attributes her calmness about the situation to her trust in her husband. Mo’Nique has also mentioned that having an open relationship with Hicks means more than that either one of them can sleep with other people: it also means they share all their secrets, tell each other everything, and just in general have that deep and trusting of a relationship. Citing their long friendship – they met as kids – Mo’Nique has explained that Hicks sleeping with other people doesn’t affect the companionship and commitment they share.
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Celebrity couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith describe their relationship as being open. The attribute their decision to be open to the belief that it is natural for humans to want to be intimate with more than one person. Will Smith stated that if either one wanted to sleep with someone else, they would come first to their partner and ask permission.
- Tilda Swinton and John Byrne Actress Tilda Swinton is a mother of twins, a husband to John Byrne and a lover to Sandro Kopp. Byrne and Kopp, both painters, are both at peace with the set up and Byrne also has a lover outside his marriage with Swinton. Living together in Scotland with their twins, Byrne and Swinton describe their relationship as healthy.