Ever wonder why no one can hold it together in Tinseltown? Besides for a select few, it seems like celebrities can’t stick with one partner through thick and thin and prefer to switch significant others as frequently as underwear. What’s more, some don’t even worry about switching; they just two-time and think it’s perfectly normal! Maybe it’s their tedious work schedules or that they work alongside some tempting eye candy, but many celebs seem to believe in anything but traditional relationships. Read here if you want to discover the celebrities who believe in nontraditional relationships. The sixth couple might come as a surprise!
After a happy marriage of 10 years, Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin and the stunning actress Gwyneth Paltrow divorced in 2016. It seems that sharing a daughter as sweet as an Apple and a son as great as Moses couldn’t save their relationship, but what exactly was it that caused the split?
According to the Daily Mail, the pair kept an open marriage because they believed that as adults, they should be able to make their own choices. People reported that Paltrow didn’t really care if cheating was involved. Everything else about their relationship was private and they called their divorce a “conscious uncoupling” when they announced it on Paltrow’s lifestyle website. Paltrow later admitted those words weren’t her own, and Martin said the divorce was a “weird one” because they still go on vacation together with their children and remain very close friends.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett have been married for 20 years and boast one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood, but the press have loved speculating that a divorce is on the horizon every now and again. They have both admitted that their marriage has been “excruciating” at times, and Pinkett even admits that they shouldn’t have gotten married so young.
Many have speculated that the two Hollywood stars share an open marriage policy allowing them to sleep with other people because Pinkett once stated that “Will can do whatever he wants.” She later clarified that they love and fully trust one another and that if Smith can do something and still look himself in the mirror, then they’re okay. She insists that they pride themselves on a “grown” relationship and not an open one, according to E! News. You can take that in any way you want to…
When a soccer star and a Spice girl get hitched, things are sure to be a mix of sweet and spice and sometimes not everything nice. Posh and Becks wed in 1997 and have four children together, but there have been rumors published by the likes of onedio and Daily Mail Online that they share an open marriage, or at least that David seems to think so.
The football star was seen with Irma Nici, a Bosnian war refugee and alleged hooker, several times in 2007 and she claims they had sexual relations. There are also allegations that he cheated on Posh in 2004 with his personal assistant, Rebecca Loos. The couple’s former nanny, Abbie Gibson, also believes David cheated on Victoria many times with model Sarah Marbeck and Danielle Heath, the couple’s beautician.
Pop star Fergie met smoking hot actor Josh Duhamel in 2004 when the band filmed a cameo on an episode of his show Las Vegas. The two tied the knot in 2009, but that didn’t stop Duhamel from reportedly getting with a stripper in Atlanta a few months prior to the big day, according to US Magazine.
Fergie gave birth to their son Axl Jack on August, 2013, and the couple shared what seemed like a solid foundation for a good marriage. In 2009, Fergie revealed in an interview with The Sun that she is bisexual, and in September, 2017, the two announced to People magazine their separation. Fergie became emotional on the Wendy Williams show and lamented, “It wasn’t my plan. I wanted to stay together forever.”
It all started in May 2000, when Kate Hudson, the soon-to-be Best Supporting Actress for Almost Famous, met Black Crowes’s front man Chris Robinson at a party in New York. Things moved quickly between the pair. They moved in together a few weeks after meeting, he gifted Hudson a diamond commitment ring, and they wed that same year on New Year’s Eve.
According to TrendChaser, Hudson is no stranger to idea of open relationships because of her mother Goldie Hawn’s influence. Hudson and Robinson were besotted with one another and brought their son Ryder into the world in 2004. When they split in 2007, no particular reason was divulged to the public, but apparently Hudson wasn’t comfortable with her husband getting attached to other women. Hudson’s father reportedly said that his daughter also celebrated the idea of an open relationship, especially because of all the men in Hollywood.
Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer have been happily married since 2007. The Good Wife actor and his graphic artist husband reside in Manhattan with their two pooches, Jerry and Lala. The received their civil partnership in London in 2007 and became legally married in 2012 in New York.
After their civil partnership, Cumming reportedly stated, “I don’t believe that monogamy is feasible.” This has had no effect on their marriage and commitment to one another. According to Huffington Post and TrendChaser, the two celebrate an open marriage and there are no limitations seeing that Cumming is bisexual. Read on to see who else doesn’t think monogamy is possible.
When a 50-year open marriage works, then clearly the couple is doing something right. Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean prefer not to know if they’re cheating on one another, says the Daily Mail, and believe an open marriage is the best policy.
Parton and Dean have withstood rumors of Parton’s affairs with the likes of Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone. The country singer star has even said, “I love to flirt, and I’ve never met a man I didn’t like. Men are my weakness.” She went on to say that it’s more about flirting than sex. She remains loyal to her husband, who prefers to stay out of the public eye.
Acting couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, are the definition of what it means to conduct a successful and happy open relationship. The pair have been together for over 30 years and they believe that honesty and communication are key.
Hawn told Vanity Fair that they would have been “long divorced” if they would have gotten officially married when they started dating in 1983. She is a firm believer of true love, but she told People magazine that “monogamy is a very tough order.” She believes it’s difficult to curb one’s fantasies about other people, especially during the prime of one’s life.
It was on the set of the film Volunteers in 1985 when actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met. This allegedly ended his marriage to actress Samantha Lewes. Hanks and Wilson have enjoyed a happy marriage since 1988, but Wilson’s 2016 song and music video “Forgiving Me, Forgiving You” has raised some speculation about the couple.
TrendChaser has speculated that the two might have cheated on one another because of the lyrics of the song, which suggest infidelity and how love can conquer all. It’s not too surprising seeing that Hank admitted to his affair with Wilson while he was still married to his first wife.
Larry King, CNN broadcaster and veteran talk show host, has had his fair share of marriages, eight to be specific (twice to Alene Akins). King married his seventh wife Shawn Southwick, a TV host, actress, and singer, in 2007. Southwick joked that she’s “the only [one] to have lasted into the two digits” with King, but their 17-year marriage hasn’t been easy.
In April 2010, the couple filed for divorce but reconciled and remained married. Daily Mail reports that what almost led to the divorce was that King was having an affair with Southwick’s younger sister while she was getting it on with their son’s former baseball coach.
When the Brangelina duo came to be, many were disappointed that Brad Pitt cheated on Jennifer Aniston, but others welcomed this hot couple with open arms. The power couple seemed to have it all – dazzling the red carpet hand-in-hand and building a family together. After nine years together, the two decided to make it official and married in 2014, and that’s when the trouble started.
In the beginning of their relationship Jolie told several media outlets that they have no restrictions on their relationship. She stated to German magazine Das Neue, “I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship,” and that’s it’s more about respect for one another to keep a relationship alive. Well, that didn’t seem to pan out so well. After reports of cheating on Pitt’s part, Jolie filed for divorce in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.
Trouble started brewing for the dreamy couple after five years of marriage when media outlets reported that Ashton Kutcher was cheating on Demi Moore with three different woman. The two remained devoted to one another despite the allegations, but about a year later more reports of infidelity arose.
After Moore eventually filed for divorce in 2011, comedienne Chelsea Handler spoke out about her threesomes with the couple and said that it eventually became twosomes with her and Kutcher which led to the divorce, reports The Daily Mail. Rumors also emerged that Moore was bisexual and actually honored the idea of an open marriage, but kept it a secret. It seems that when the affairs evolved into cheating and became public, Moore couldn’t handle it anymore. Kutcher’s current marriage to Mila Kunis might follow the same principle, but he does prefer to honor his marriage.
When Greg Wise and Emma Thompson met on the set of Sense and Sensibility, Thompson was bordering on clinical depression after her separation from her husband Kenneth Branagh, who had fallen in love with actress Helena Bonham Carter. She stated on BBC Radio Four, “Work saved me and Greg saved me.”
The two wed in 2003, and while neither of them have openly spoken about their relationship, Thomson did tell the Daily Mail: “I think that we’re locked into certain ideas and certain romantic ideals that have shaped our thinking about relationships for some time.” She went on to say that she often thinks about whether people have other viable choices because “we’ve been a little bit caught by the happy-ever-after ideal.”
Most artists use their art to channel their emotions. Beyoncé’s album Lemonade was rumored to be all about her husband’s affairs to which Jay Z responded a year later with his album 4:44. The couple have allegedly engaged in threesomes, but Jay Z’s cheating has taken it to another level and jeopardized their marriage.
In fact, Jay Z has come forward and opened up about what led him to cheat and the pain he feels when he sees the hurt in his wife’s face, in an interview with T Magazine. He spoke about how it felt to have the affair exposed through an album and how they have chosen to work through the struggles. He is also proud of how Beyoncé has managed to transform her pain into a work of art.
These high school sweethearts met at an under-21 club when Patton was 16 and Thick 14. He asked her to dance and serenaded her with Stevie Wonder’s “Jungle Fever” as they danced. After 12 years of dating, they married in 2005, but separated after 21 years of being together and what followed was a nasty custody battle over their son.
E! News reported that the two apparently celebrated quite the rambunctious sex life and embraced an open marriage policy, but when Thicke became a household name with his 2013 single “Blurred Lines,” things got out of hand. Rumors and pictures emerged of Thicke cheating with other women. They eventually divorced.
Scott Disick has been quite the controversial figure when it comes to the Kardashians. Kourtney and Scott met back in 2006 and share three kids today, but because of his addiction to sex and alcohol, Kourtney never wanted to make their relationship official through marriage.
While it was always clear that Disick wanted to embrace an open relationship, Kourtney considered his antics disgusting and, according to E! News constantly accused him of cheating. In 2015, she finally decided to call it quits to pursue a relationship with a man who would share her values.
After a marriage to Tom Cruise, anything is possible, right? According to TrendChaser, several sources close to the couple have suggested that the dazzling Australian actress and country crooner are in an open marriage. It was a way to explain the reason why singer Kelsey Ballerina was constantly around Keith Urban on tour.
The List mentions how Kidman has stated that she completely trusts her husband and believes he will make the right choices. After they got married in 2006, Urban suddenly checked into rehab for substance abuse. His reasoning for his drastic decision was that he didn’t want to lose it all. Given the struggles they had to endure, Kidman trusts her husband knows what’s right.
Sadie Frost met Jude Law on the set of Shopping when nobody knew he existed. Frost was married with a child to Spandau Ballet’s chief songwriter and guitar player Gary Kemp, but the passion she and Law felt for one another was too powerful to overcome. The married in 1997, had three kids, and celebrated a life of partying and drinking with their North London gang, which included Kate Moss and Jonny Lee Miller.
Frost’s manic depression and postpartum depression caused Law to look for attention elsewhere, says The Daily Mail. He fell in love with Sienna Miller on the set of the movie Alfie in 2003. Frost and Law got divorced that same year. Soon after, Law and Miller got engaged, but she broke it off when he was caught with his children’s nanny Daisy Wright. It was around that time that Miller was also seen around with her Layer Cake co-star, Daniel Craig.
Both iconic stars, Matthew Broderick for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Sarah Jessica Parker for Sex and the City, the two wed in 1997 and share a son and twin daughters. The pair have kept their relationship under wraps for the most part, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors on TrendChaser and People from spreading that Broderick and Parker have an open marriage.
Several media outlets have reported that Broderick has had a long-term affair with a mysterious redhead, but SJP doesn’t seem too perturbed. In fact, the she has stated, “I feel bad that he’s not on the market … Every now and then I see him with a woman and she’s really smart and beautiful and I’m like, ‘God they have great chemistry. They’d be great together.'” Closer sources claim that both sides are free to sleep around. While SJP doesn’t mind, her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw probably would.
Megan Fox and Brian Green have quite a strange agreement going on. They celebrate an open marriage, but with a bit of a catch. While Fox is allowed to be with other men, Green is prohibited from dating other women, claim sources such as TrendChaser and Huffington Post.
They both insist that these terms have kept them together for 13 years and retained that spark in their seven-year marriage. In an interview with Cosmo, Fox said, “… we have done everything you can do to ruin a relationship and we still love each other.” Sounds a bit peculiar, but if it works for them, then why not?!
Justin Timberlake, of NSYNC fame, seems to make a fantastic husband to actress Jessica Biel, but it wasn’t all peaches and cream in the beginning of their relationship. Biel always knew he was the one, but they played around with the concept of an open relationship, according to TrendChasher.
Once Timberlake and Biel decided to finally settle down, they knew it would just become the two of them – with no one else in the picture. Since their marriage in 2012, it’s been smooth sailing and the two share a son, Silas Randall Timberlake. Continue reading to see which celebs believe in unconventional relationships; some might come as a huge surprise!
“I think that monogamy is artificial. I don’t think it’s something that comes naturally to us,” fashion designer Tom Ford has said in several interviews. Nonetheless, he has been happily married to journalist Richard Buckley for over 30 years. According to Bustle, that doesn’t mean they can’t seek some fun elsewhere.
The pair met in an elevator when Ford was 25-years-old, and Ford knew right away that this was the man he wanted to marry. Most people wouldn’t believe it, but Ford is an extremely shy person while Buckley is extremely social and talkative.
Some of the best relationships begin as friendships, as was the case with comedian Mo’Nique and her husband, actor and producer Sidney Hicks. The pair say their 11-year marriage is solid, but openly admit to their open marriage agreement, reports US Magazine.
Both Hicks and Mo’Nique have sexual relationships outside of the marriage, and both of them are fully aware of this. In fact, they agreed to this arrangement before their twin sons were born, and according to Hicks, it was Mo’Nique’s idea. They met as high school sophomores in Baltimore, and Hicks was there for his wife even during her previous two marriages.
Rapper T-Pain has been married to his wife Amber Najm since 2003, but it’s no secret that their marriage isn’t strictly monogamous, reports TrendChaser. T-Pain has said that they don’t just sleep around with other people, which according to him, means they don’t have an open marriage. He maintains how much he loves his wife and respects her.
Responding to cheating rumors, he said that: “A lot of people were saying me and my wife were swingers and that we had…a Will and Jada open marriage…me and my wife just sleep with other girls together.” Despite all this, he had a child with reality TV star Elisa Hood while he was married to Najm. The couple also have three kids of their own.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall seem to defy the Hollywood stereotype of failed marriages and cheating, but TrendChaser suggests that there is more to their relationship that meets the eye. The actors met when they were hired by Saturday Night Live in 1982 and got married five years later after growing close and falling in love.
Some people believe the two have stuck together because they became famous together and share the same goals and values. Others, however, seem to think that the couple engages in an open marriage and that’s why their 30-year marriage has been successful. They haven’t been caught in the act, but neither have they denied any rumors. Which other Hollywood couples are in open marriages that you wouldn’t have ever guessed?
Before Kim Kardashian married Kanye West, she had her fair share of relationships and even another marriage, but there is one that made the tabloids for a particularly strange reason. The rapper and actor Nick Cannon claimed that he broke things off with Kardashian because she lied about her sex tape, but there was more to it than just that reports The Daily Mail.
Several sources close to the couple at the time claimed that the two agreed that if Kimmy was given the house of her dreams and everything her heart desired, Cannon could fool around with other ladies on the side and she had to accept it. However, Kardashian wasn’t allowed to seek some fun on the side as well, and hence the agreement came to an end very quickly.
“Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on,” actor Ethan Hawke stated to The Daily Mail after his nine-year marriage to Uma Thurman came to an abrupt end. It is very clear that Hawke doesn’t believe in sticking to one sexual partner, and his marriage to Ryan Shawhughes hasn’t changed his outlook on that at all. Hawke believes that people are extremely childish about fidelity and monogamy. He feels that it’s time people face the fact that humans are not monogamous creatures.
Shawhughes was a student and nanny of Hawke’s kids when she met him and also an actress herself. They tied the knot in 2008 seem to have a blissful marriage. Hawke laughed off the media’s comparisons to Jude Law because he was caught with the nanny. But now the pair have two daughters of their own and are rounding out a decade of marriage.
It’s no surprise that someone quite as eccentric as Tilda Swinton knows how to give true meaning to ménage a trois. The actress, who claims to be more Scottish than English, has quite the arrangement going on with her long-term love, John Byrne, says The Daily Mail.
The actress and the American comic artist and writer raise their twins Xavier and Honor under the same roof. At the same time, Swinton brings other men home, especially Swinton’s other “partner”, artist Sandro Kopp. He has commented that it’s no one’s business, but that hasn’t kept the public from wondering what’s going on behind closed doors. Many believe some kind of threesome agreement is the name of the game for the couple. While that remains open to discussion, what is very clear about the two is that they are the definition of home for one another.
Leave it up to fellow cartoonists to see the humor in open marriages. Robert Crumb, the American musician and cartoonist, married Aline Kominsky, an underground comics artist, soon after his divorce from his first wife. The pair have been very open about their open marriage from the beginning of their relationship reports TrendChaser.
The Crumbs celebrate the Hippie movement ideals to this day and that includes an open marriage. Once a year Robert takes a trip to be with his girlfriend in Oregon, while Aline has been involved in a long-time relationship with printmaker Christian Coudures. Robert even finds the humor in this arrangement and often jokes that Aline enjoys the perfect husband – Christian and himself rolled into one – and that the only thing his wife can’t compare is their techniques in the bedroom.
It’s been quite a rough ride for the famous singer P!nk and her husband Carey Hart. It makes sense given his racer and motorcycle professional background. Jokes aside, PopCrush explains how the pair split in 2008 after rumors of an open marriage going south, but they reunited eventually for a second chance at love.
The two value giving each other time and space to ensure a successful marriage, but eventually decided that monogamy is the only way for them to keep the marriage alive. With two kids to raise, P!nk and Hart want to set a good example as a family.
Tori Spelling, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, married actor Dean McDermott in 2006 very soon after she divorced her first husband Charlie Shanian. People magazine reports that Spelling and McDermott almost got divorced when he was caught being unfaithful, but she wanted to work it out and felt like there was more to their marriage than just his slip-up.
With several rumors floating around about an open marriage, Spelling and McDermott have kept their relationship private ever since his affair and have welcomed five children into the world. They attribute their successful marriage to marriage counseling and communication. McDermott told People magazine: “I am so blessed and lucky that she never walked away because now we have this incredible relationship.”
Snoop Dogg seriously knows how to “drop it like it’s hot” because in 1997, he married his high school sweetheart Shante Taylor. TrendChaser writes about how the pair almost got divorced in 2004, but decided to keep it together by renewing their vows in 2008.
Sources revealed that Taylor almost called it quits because of the rapper’s lifestyle and promiscuity, but there was more to their relationship that was worth fighting for, like the three kids they share together. In 2016, Taylor took to Instagram and hinted at leaving Snoop Dogg, but nothing has been confirmed just yet.
Gwen Stefani and Gavid Rossdale shared an open marriage for 13 years. The musicians met when Stefani’s band No Doubt opened for Rossdale’s band Bush in 1995. After years of dating, the pair got hitched in 2002 and always managed to turn the heads of people around them because of their loving demeanor.
Stefani gave birth to their baby boy in 2005 and then another son in 2008 and everything seemed picture perfect. People magazine reported that, little to Stefani’s knowledge, Rossdale had been having an affair with their nanny Mindy for three years. In 2014, the couple welcomed their third son into the world, but got divorced in 2016 after splitting up in 2015. She wasn’t happy about the divorce, but things seemed to work out for Stefani because she’s been dating Blake Shelton, her fellow judge on The Voice, since 2015.
This is another couple who openly practice an open marriage, according to DenofGeek and TrendChaser. The science-fantasy author Neil Gaiman met musician Amanda Palmer in 2009 and they married in January 2011. The couple welcomed their first child Anthony on September 16, 2015.
Gaiman and Palmer have told the public that they are in an open marriage. In 2012, Palmer told Out.com: “I’ve never been comfortable in a monogamous relationship in my life. I feel like I was built for open relationships just because of the way I function.” She went on to say that both her and her husband like things this way and believe it forms the essential foundation of their marriage.
When one of the greatest basketball players of all time married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in 2013, everyone was gushing with excitement. The power couple went on to have three children and became the epitome of a happy marriage.
TrendChaser stated that many people tried to create doubt, and another NBA player, who preferred to remain anonymous, claimed that many of the players are in open marriages including LeBron James. To everyone’s surprise, James has remained faithful to his wife and has avoided any controversy during his career. So, whether the two are in an open marriage or not, they are good at keeping their relationship under wraps.
In 1991, Basketball player Magic Johnson contracted HIV after he slept with a woman, reports The Daily Mail. To make things worse, he had only been married to wife Earlitha Kelly for 45 days. Because of this incident, Johnson retired and publicly announced his illness. He also insisted that his unborn child and wife didn’t have the disease. His wife told wrote in her memoir Believing in Magic that after Johnson broke the news to her, he locked himself in a room in order to call all the women he’d been intimate with. His promiscuous lifestyle came back to bite him in the face.
Kelly recounts how she lived her own “personal hell” when she had to go through tests and witness other women do the same. Since then, Johnson has dedicated his life to HIV/AIDS advocacy and focuses on living a happy life with Kelly, their son EJ, and their adopted daughter Elisa.
Andrei Kirilenko, the NBA Utah Jazz basketball player, is married to Masha Marina Lopatova, daughter of Russian basketball player Andrey Lopatov. Lopatova is a singer and founder of the website Fashion IQ. The two have a special arrangement to keep their marriage stable, reports TrendChaser.
Lopatova revealed to several sources that she allows Kirilenko to sleep with one women besides herself every year. She believes that if she forbids him to engage in certain activities, it’ll tempt him to go after them. She also acknowledges that men, and particularly athletes, are tempted all the time. The player’s response is that he has decided not to act on the offer for now.
The British couple made one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. They met in 1987 on the Spanish production Remando Al Viento when Elizabeth Hurley was a struggling actress and Hugh Grant was one of the hottest young bachelors in Hollywood.
Hurley stood by him even after reports of Grant soliciting the services of a prostitute went public in 1995. In 2000, after 13 years together, the couple called it quits but remained good friends. Grant is even the godfather of Hurley’s son. The Daily Mail reported that they were spotted together again in 2015, and how the media went wild. However, the two were just meeting like old friends do. Pictures also confirmed that Grant couldn’t take his eyes off other women while talking to Hurley.
In 2009, the superstar rapper Ludacris announced that he was dating Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, a model from Gabon, but that didn’t seem to stop him from fooling around, according to Sportingz. He has done shocking things that would rock any marriage but still, Mbouguiengue has stood by him loyally.
For example, in 2013, Ludacris announced that he and his ex-girlfriend were expecting a baby. Despite the scandal, the model stuck by her boyfriend’s side. The two got married in Costa Rica the following year. In 2015, Ludacris and Mbouguiengue welcomed their own baby girl into the world.
Gorgeous and talent actress Gabrielle Union married basketball star Dwayne Wade in 2014 five years of dating. She was previously married to football player Chris Howard, but left him and admitted they were married for the wrong reasons. Union and Wade split up in 2013 and blamed their careers. The Daily Mail reports that during the split, Wade revealed that he had impregnated a long-time friend.
Afterward, Union and Wade got back together and announced their engagement in December 2013, one month after the friend’s baby was born. They’ve been married ever since, and Union acts as a loving stepmother to Xavier and his two older sons from Wade’s first marriage.
Sources: TrendChaser, Celebromance, Scribol