Ever since Mo’Nique first candidly spoke about the possibility of opening up her marriage to other people years ago, her marriage to Sidney Hicks has been under a microscope and fans have asked countless times about the details of whether or not the two have an open marriage. Recently, Mo’Nique spoke about marriage again and explained her thoughts on giving “free passes” to partners.
In an interview with TrueExclusives, she spoke about the secrets to a happy marriage and explained that honesty is key.
“Honesty. That’s it. When I hear men say ‘I don’t tell my wife everything, you crazy?’ and I hear women say ‘I ain’t telling my husband that, you crazy?’ So you mean you trust somebody else other than the person you lay with every night, you slept with, you cried with, you make love to. So I think those long lasting things is simply honesty and communication. It’s gotta be your best friend,” Mo’Nique said.
She then explained that being completely honest with your partner also means opening up about any feelings of attraction you may have for another person and whether or not you should give your partner a pass to sleep with someone else.
“The person that you stood up and you said ‘for better, for worse, sickness and in health, richer or poorer,’ you took those vows in front of the universe. If you don’t live by them, then maybe you shouldn’t have taken them. And when you say ‘a pass to cheat’ … see when you’re with your best friend and you say to your best friend ‘I’m having these feelings about this person, sexually and I wanna share it with you.’ When you’re best friends, you can have those open and honest conversations. … What is it about that person that you find that you wanna sleep with? Because they may give you something that I’m simply not willing to do. And if that’s the case, how can I be mad? Because I’m not gonna do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That’s when the relationship is real real,” Mo’Nique explained.
Well, this is sure to get people debating about what’s OK and healthy to do while married, even if it involves other people.