Recently, pop singer, Pink made headlines when she talked about her 11-year marriage to Carey Hart. According to the singer, monogamy, which is a state of being with just one person at a time (physically and relationship-wise) is really difficult, and you have to work hard for it. She also said, "You'll go through times when you haven't had sex in a year." The 38-year-old singer and mother of two is not the only celebrity who has talked about monogamy. Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many other A-list celebrities have also shared their views on long-term relationships.
So, let's have a look at what the stars have to say about monogamy.
Pink was all open when she talked about her 11-year marriage with Carey Hart. She said that her husband is a great father and she is really happy with it. But, she is not very sure about how their relationship has come this long. She said, "I'll look at him and go: I've never liked you. There's nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common... Then you'll go through times when you haven't had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?"
Oprah Winfrey has been together with Stedman Graham for over 30 years, but she did not marry him because she thinks it would not have lasted long. She also said, "I spend my time looking for the best possible bathtub a woman can buy. And actually, Stedman's never been in this one. When I was in Chicago, he would ask for permission: 'Can I get in your tub?' And I would say, 'Mmmmmm. . . . OK.' "
Cameron Diaz had a very different take on getting attached to any person for whole life, but in 2015, she changed her views and married Benji Madden. During an interview in 2014, the star said, "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things."
Gwyneth Paltrow also shared her views on monogamy. The 45-year-old actress said, "If death by virus was a punishment for extra-marital affairs there would only be three dudes left in this world right now." Gwyneth thinks that it is really hard for someone to be monogamous.
The 38-year-old American actress thinks that to be monogamous a person must be disciplined and selfless because it is not easy. She also said that it is fun.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's relationship has been very public. They both have constantly faced questions regarding their relationships and during one such interview, Angelina said, "I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship... Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other."
Scarlett Johansson also said that she is not sure if it is natural to be a monogamous person because for keeping a relationship alive it requires a lot of hard work.
The American comedian has been in the spotlight for many years because of her open mind about marriage. In an interview, she shared her views on being monogamous. She said, "I just don't want to have sex with the same person my whole life. That's just gross." She also said that she is married to a man, but is also bisexual.
In an interview with Marie Claire in 2014, Shailene said, "I don't even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever."
The 50-year-old actress and writer thinks that the idea of monogamy makes no sense. She also said that a person can have a lifelong friend, but when someone says that a person can be sexually monogamous, it is a lie.
Kristen Bell is very open about her relationship. The 37-year-old actress said that she doesn't think monogamy is natural, but she also said that if proper time is given, it is worth.
Will Smith has a very interesting theory regarding monogamy. He thinks that a man should ask his wife before cheating on her. In an interview, he said, "Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it - but please approve of it."
The famous fashion designer and the director thinks that monogamy is an artificial thing and cannot come naturally to anyone.
In an interview, Ethan Hawke shared his views on monogamy. He said, "People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity - he cheated so he's bad, she's cheated so she's bad,' as opposed to a recognition that our species is not monogamous."
Emma Thompson is known for her bold avatar. In an interview, she talked about monogamy and said that it is odd. She thinks there are many other ways than monogamy to build a long-lasting relationship.
That's all, folks!