Mo’Nique Says The Public Doesn’t Question Will And Jada’s Open Marriage
Comedian Mo’Nique admitted to an open marriage just last week and is sticking by her relationship status. The actress/comedienne who’s been honest about being in an open marriage, recently broke down exactly what that means.
The star said this during a recent stand-up appearance about her open marriage with her hubby, Sidney Hicks…
“Initially, when I asked for it, it was because I wanted to continue to see the gentlemen that I was seeing, and I felt comfortable telling my best friend [Hicks] that…and I didn’t want it to be where I was keeping anything from my best friend,” she explained. “That’s how it initially started, and when I tell you the conversations that we’ve had, it has taken me to a different place where I’m not even thinking of another man sexually, but still open to it.”
Mo’Nique explains that she has been best friends with Hicks since she was a teenager so he is open to this type of relationship with her.
The comedian later says that society doesn’t question Will and Jada’s alleged open relationship because they are good looking:
Speaking of, another thing the actress and comedienne addressed was the prejudice she faces ever since she went public with being in an open marriage. She says that while other celebrity couples like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Brangelina, never have to defend their reportedly open marriages, Mo’s is looked at with pity. “’Oh, we hope Mo’Nique not gon’ let him just use her like that,’” she recalled people saying behind her back. “Because society looks at me and they see a woman that looks like [she] couldn’t possibly have a man that looks like that if there was not something else involved in it…No one knew that it wasn’t Sidney’s idea to have an open marriage. It was mine.”
Do you think Mo’Nique gets slandered for her open marriage while other stars aren’t judged by the public for making the same arrangements?