Academy-Award winning actress Mo’Nique joined her husband, Sidney Hicks, on the new daytime talk show, ‘The Preachers,’ on July 12 to discuss their ‘open marriage.’ And how the couple makes it work is definitely a shocker! Watch the video here.
Mo’Nique, 48, isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and she definitely gave the audience of The Preachers an earful on Wednesday. “It was my idea,” Mo’Nique shockingly revealed of deciding to be in an open marriage with Sidney.
“Here’s what makes it beautiful,” she continued. “Eleven years ago, I’m an entertainer, and this is my best friend ever. And what I did not want to do is be dishonest with my best friend. There may be times I may want to be with other men. And my best friend said, ‘mama, I’ve loved you since the 10th grade, do you think you being with another man is going to have anything to do with me loving you?'” That is sweet! Sidney also chimed in on the discussion, “Who am I to tell her what she can and cannot do? And if I did tell her what she could and could not do, is there a possibility that she could still do it anyway?”
But let’s be clear on the term “open marriage.” While the couple did mention that their open relationship allows them to step out of the marriage sexually, they used the word “open” to refer to their communication. “I wanted to be open and honest with the person I was going to spend the rest of my life with,” Mo’Nique stated. “We are in an open relationship 24/8. And that means we are always open to a conversation. We’re open to the understanding that man and woman or as a couple we should have for one another,” Sidney also chimed in.
Mo’Nique and Sidney’s relationship may have turned a couple of heads with the idea of their unconventional relationship, but it seems to be working just fine for them! The couple tied the knot in 2006, and nearly a decade later, they still look incredibly happy together. So that has to mean something!
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