Some Hollywood relationships take being open with one another to a whole new level! These celebs say “Monogamy, Schmonogamy!”
Ethan Hawke was married to Uma Thurman from 1998-2005. Their divorce was said to be due to cheating rumors involving Ethan Hawke and their children’s former nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. While Ethan Hawke denies the cheating allegations, Ryan Shawhughesis now Ryan Hawke and the two have been married since 2008.
“My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I’m committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity. Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody, you want them to grow, but you don’t get to define how that happens. They do.”
T-Painhas an open relationship with his wife, Amber Najm, where he is allowed to sleep with other women as long as she’s involved. The two have been married since 2003 and share three kids together. T-Pain was asked how he was able to convince his wife to agree to an open relationship to which he responded:
“There was no convincing. It was her choice.”
Dolly Parton, as we know, is a total rebel so why would this change when it came to monogamy? She has been married to Carl Dean since 1966. What’s her marriage secret?
“If we cheat we don’t know it, so if we do cheat, it’s very good for both us. I don’t want to know it if he’s cheating on me. If I’m cheating on him, he wouldn’t want to know it. And if we do, if that’s what’s making it work, then that’s fine too.”
“I think that monogamy is artificial. I do not think it’s something that comes naturally to us . . . The relationship I’ve been in for 18 years—I don’t even want to get into this because he’s going to read this and I’m going to be in so much shit!”
“I don’t think it’s a natural instinct for human beings, but it doesn’t mean I don’t believe in monogamy or true love. I believe in finding a soul mate. I’ve always been in monogamous relationships. I would never want to be in an open one. It’d be too awful. Monogamy can be hard work for some people. I don’t think it applies to everybody, and I don’t think a lot of people can do it. 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.”