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Licensed to Cheat: Will the ‘Open Marriage’ Fail?

Thu., Aug. 2, 2012 7:58 AM EDT
by Zondra Hughes

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Licensed to Cheat —Will the Open Marriage Fail?

Just as the “Twilight” cheating scandal is winding down, a new “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cheating scandal is revving up.

Splashed across this week’s National Enquirer is the sordid tale of Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif’s allegedly troubled open marriage. According to the tabloid, Adrienne, 50, read a report that in 2006, her husband, Nassif, cheated on her with a 19-year-old employee, and  “In mid-July, the 50-year-old blonde beauty exploded in a fit of rage.”

Reportedly, the couple had an open marriage, and clearly, Nassif’s open marriage status was a license for him to sleep with other women. So why is Adrienne raging?

Some celebrity wives may agree to an open marriage because they know their husband will stray with or without permission. Other celebrity wives accept the open marriage and are active in helping their husbands select the outside sex partner.

Here’s a look at a few rumored open marriages, some are solid, others have collapsed under the weight of jealously and pain, fueled by rampant infidelity.

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