By Gabby Robles
Some say that open marriages are a recipe for disaster, but these celebrity couples say otherwise. They admit that attraction to other people is a natural force and don’t restrict each other in the slightest. If you’ve been curious about open marriages, why not take a page from these 5 celebrity couples that have them:
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: This couple has talked openly about their marriage recently, with Will stating, “Our perspective is, you don’t avoid what’s natural and you’re going to be attracted to people.” The couple doesn’t keep each other on a tight leash by any means — even allowing each other to get intimate if the other approves.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton: After Robin Thicke’s scandalous VMA performance with Miley Cyrus, the couple came forth about their open marriage. Thicke claims that the two have a very strong love and have the “most functional dysfunctional marriage in Hollywood.” Whatever works, we guess!
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean: These two have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy going on. Parton told Oprah Winfrey in 2010, “That just means we let each other be who we are and how we are. But I’d kill him if I knew he was with somebody.”
Kody Brown and Christine, Meri, Robyn and Janelle Brown: Also known as “The Sister Wives,” this group is an extreme open marriage. While all of them care about their family as a whole, some of the wives admit to having animosity towards each other. With 4 women sharing 1 man? Can’t blame them!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: While technically these two aren’t married, they share six children and behave in the public eye as such. Jolie claimed, “I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship… it’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards.” She also said that the couple never set any restrictions on each other, even though they live together.
It might not work for you, but it sure does for them! We give these couples credit because an open marriage cannot be the easiest thing in the world and they’ve been going strong for quite some time.
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