18 Celebrity Couples You Didn't Know Were In Open-Relationships

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Celebrity marriages are renowned for having a particularly short shelf life. It takes many things to make a partnership work—does that include having an open relationship?

With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, is monogamy just an idealistic dream? 

Well, here are the celebrities living the dream and the ones who at least tried it!

1. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Ashton had made it very clear that they had an open relationship and shared threesomes with Demi Moore. 

But it is also known that his marriage with Mila Kunis is not a monogamist one either, although Ashton does care about his family and children and prefer not to seek for a flirt all the time.

2. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis seem to be model co-parents: the former couple, who divorced in 1998, appear to have remained chummy with each other and even their new spouses.

After Demi Moore was caught by paparazzi with another man, she confessed about their non-monogamist relationship, saying that both she and Bruce Wills are grown up free people.

3. Tilda Swinton and John Byrne

A truly unconventional open relationship is about love and not just being free to sleep with other people. Tilda and John have twins and are a family together, but each has other lovers outside of the marriage. Tilda with artist Sandro Kopp and John with a woman named Jeanine.

Swinton says: "It may seem odd but it is certainly the best thing for the children. It's not something I try to promote as a radical lifestyle choice. But it's a situation I find very healthy."

4. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

They believe that their relationship is based on so much more than just sexual fidelity, yet seem to choose not to act on the freedom that their spouse and best friend gives them.

Jada said: “Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should ‘behave’?” 

In other words, their relationship is based on trust, not fear of repercussions.

Jada telling her husband: “You can do whatever you want, as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,” was not a free pass to sleep around. It was a message that their relationship is open because as long as he is true to him, he is true to her. It also means that she chooses to trust him completely to make choices that would not harm her.

5. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

This one is a little twisted. Megan Fox definitely wears the pants in this marriage. Sources reveal that while Green is not allowed to touch other women, Fox can touch other men. The couple has agreed to an open relationship where Fox is allowed to date other people, but Green cannot. 

However, Fox claims she isn’t as promiscuous as the media portrays her.

6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Apparently, before they got married and had a baby, neither of them wanted to be tied down. Justin told Jessica that he wasn't interested in being in a serious relationship with her and needed it to be open for it to continue. She was devastated but then came around to the idea of being demoted from girlfriend to friend with benefits.

She played the long game and managed to put a stop to it and get him to settle down.

7. P!nk and Carey Hart

This couple had to revise their open door policy after a change of heart by P!nk, leading to them separating for two years.

They originally had a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, but then Hart took it too far and started making public appearances with his blonde bit on the side. The cute couple seems to have sorted it out now and are happily reconciled.

8. Beyonce and Jay Z

The power couple is rumored to perform as a trio sometimes, inviting beautiful ladies to participate in their bedroom fun. But they are thought to be very much tied up with themselves, but apparently not to the extent of excluding others totally.

Notwithstanding the fact that these two are seemingly fond of each other as well as of their daughter, many people believe that they are heading for trouble. Jay-Z is said to have carried on with many a woman in showbiz, including a fling with Rihanna.

9. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

This is another open relationship that got a little lopsided with the passing of time. As they were married but recently, Rossdale was known to have been engaged in some mischief on the side. Stefani was aware of his affairs. With each new report of infidelity, there were issued photos undermining the notion of an open arrangement.

But it eventually came to a point that, in spite of having three mutual children, Stefani filed for divorce.

10. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

It came as a surprise to the couple’s fans when they separated, but that may be because they were assumedly having a lot of extramarital relations. There may or may not be truth in it. Anyway, their 10 years of marriage ended in separation.

Now they have given food for speculations and articles, they may wind it up nicely and focus better on their respective careers. It is of some interest, however, whether they will want to declare their following relationships “open,” and their prospective partners will agree to it knowing that it hasn’t worked before. “Open relationships” obviously also need to be worked on.

11. Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes

It’s no surprise actor Ethan Hawke is a fan of open relationships, especially since he publicly cheated on his ex-wife, Uma Thurman, with their nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. Hawke and Shawhughes were later married in 2008, and Hawke made it known that he can’t guarantee he will be faithful to her either!

In an interview, Hawke called sexual fidelity “childish,” and he doesn’t believe humans were made to be monogamous. Seven years after marrying Shawhughes, Hawke claims he is currently 100% committed to her, but he never knows what the future will bring. He was quoted as saying, “Sexual fidelity can’t be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don’t get to define how that happens.”

The couple is still going strong, so we think it’s safe to assume Shawhughes agrees with her husband’s views on monogamy.

12. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

According to Angie, just because you're open to being open doesn't mean you have to. She has gone on record as saying; “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.”

All in all, their marriage is also ending nowadays, moving to the list of 'open marriages that did not work.'

13. Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson

In Hudson’s family, an open relationship wasn’t something unheard-of. Her mother was quite open about her own preference for open relationships. 

But after Robinson was claimed to have gotten a bit too attached to someone, Kate Hudson wanted a divorce.

14. LeBron and Savannah James

LeBron James is one of the greatest active basketball players on the planet. Savannah James has been with him since his days as a high school basketball player. The couple married in 2013, at which time an anonymous NBA player said the league is full of players with open marriages, and he mentioned LeBron James. 

James has managed to avoid controversy throughout his entire career, which is pretty amazing for a star of his caliber. For now, we are placing this relationships status squarely in the “who really knows” category.

15. Josh Duhamel and Fergie

Josh Duhamel, of Las Vegas fame, and wife Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas met in 2004 and dated for five years before getting married in January 2009. Duhamel made headlines when he was caught with a stripper in Atlanta just months before their marriage. 

Fergie moved forward with their plans to wed. The couple has since renewed their vows and they have a son together named Axl Jack. Strippers — bringing couples together since late-2008.

16. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham

While the Beckhams have a family together and are often portrayed as the ultimate in celebrity couples, there have been many rumors about a possible open relationship. David Beckham was spotted on several occasions with Imra Nici in 2007, and he was caught allegedly cheating again in 2010. If the rumors are true, we have to assume Victoria has agreed to an open relationship.

17. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ open relationship status with her husband makes sense just because of the attitudes she portrayed as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld. Even after more than 30 years of marriage, rumors continue to swirl that the couple is engaged in an open relationship. Interestingly, they have never been open about that fact (or denied the rumors). They also have not been caught in the act.

18. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

This couple was very different in real life than their on-screen relationship. After Efron refused to settle down until he was 40, Hudgens suggested an open relationship. This didn’t work out for the couple in the long run, and it resulted in a split. Hudgens also even admitted that she had a hard time with the deal and was often jealous.

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