Mo’Nique Is Apparently Totally Cool With Giving Her Husband a 'Pass to Cheat'

Mo'Nique and Sidney Hicks

Academy Award winning actress Mo'Nique is known for her raw and gritty performances in movies like Precious -- but after a recent interview, she might have just become known for something else: being an extremely open-minded wife.


The actress, married to Sidney Hicks since 2006, recently shared her views on marriage, including how important it is to have honesty and communication with your partner. I'm totally with her as she says:

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.

So, that seems like totally reasonable and solid advice, right? But before you decide to hire Mo'Nique as your marriage coach, you should note that she has some other opinions on how to make a successful marriage that might be a little harder to get on board with. Like, that you should give a "pass to cheat" if your partner wants to sleep with someone else and that someone else is willing to do sexual things you aren't interested in:

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 gon' do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That’s when the relationship is real real.

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Maybe I'm prude, but who really believes that most people are down for listening to their partner describe wanting to hook up with someone else who'll do the sexy stuff that you don't want to do? While Mo'Nique argues that a "real" relationship means not depriving your partner of the chance to get sex with someone else, I can't help but think that a really committed relationship means sticking with the person you made your vows too, even if someone else momentarily catches your eye.


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