Mo'Nique Dishes on Giving Her Husband 'a Pass to Cheat'

By Johnny Lopez


Mo'Nique is spilling all the tea on having an open marriage.

Legally wed to Sidney Hicks since 2006, the Oscar winner discussed her nonconventional secret for having a healthy relationship with True Exclusives.

"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," Mo'Nique told the website. "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."

The 47-year-old mother of three spoke candidly about having yearnings for someone other than one's spouse.

"Often times people cheat because of something they’re not getting. But when you have open and honest dialogue and you say we’re just human beings and all these people on the face of the earth, do you think my eyes won’t ever say ‘he’s fine’ or ‘she’s attractive’. Now if you wanna go further with it, let’s be honest enough to have those conversations."

And the Precious star - who ended her first marriage in 2001 - believes having these honest conversations with your husband about infidelity are the signs of a solid partnership.

"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."

Whatever floats your boat, Mo!


tags: Mo'Nique, Open Marriage